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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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122 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 1.0i 12v Comfort 5dr

    catriona hartley , perthshire . Date: 16/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The fuel consuption of this car is nothing like it should be. I am lucky if I get 27mpg, let alone 50.4mpg - not only that, my car has just gone out of warranty by three days and the gearbox has gone.

    I have no first gear and it is a nightmare to get into second gear - that's if I actually manage to get it into first without it jumping into third gear.

    The tracking repeatedly goes off, making me go through three sets of new tyres on the front in the two years I've had the car.

  • 1.4i 16v SXi 5dr

    Darren Humphries Date: 24/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned the 1.4 SXi Twinport Corsa for over a year now, I can honestly say that it is an absolutely fantastic car. It's very good on fuel - I'd say I get between 270 and 280 miles out of £30 worth of unleaded fuel (and that is pushing it hard). Performance is equally as impressive - it's extremely quick for a 1.4, it's nice to drive on the motorway, and it's great for overtaking. I'd recommend this car to anyone because it is fun to drive, handles well, is responsive, and cheap to run and insure. This car is practical for tall drivers as well. I'm 6ft 5 and I have no problems with legroom.

  • 1.2i 16v Breeze 3dr

    Peter Mackie , Berkshire . Date: 20/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had the opportunity to drive this car for a few days as a courtesy car. I found the engine nippy and responsive, but rather noisy. The ride feels firm to the point of uncomfortable on rough roads.

    The equipment specification is very reasonable for a car of this type. The main downside is that it is definitely cramped for tall people and I wouldn't really call it a four-seater at all.

  • 1.0 12v Club 3dr

    marc richards Date: 14/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I really enjoy this car. The space has not really been a problem and my passengers are comfortable and feel safe in it.

    The volume controls on the steering wheel are an excellent idea and are very good for being on the road, simply because it saves the distraction of finding the skip button etc. The engine is quiet and quick and reliable.

    The fuel consumption is good and for someone of my age who cannot afford to spend a lot of money on cars, it is ideal.

    To me honestly I cannot find a single downside with my Vauxhall Corsa. I am pleased no end with it and hope to be enjoying it for a long time.

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