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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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120 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 1.2i 16v SXi 5dr

    Sean Loftus , Isle of Wight . Date: 24/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having learnt in a 1.0-litre Corsa, I knew they were nice to drive before I purchased my 1.2 SXi secondhand.

    Official figures state a mpg of 45, which isn't bad. For my car this was a good choice.

    Standard equipment includes alloys, electric front windows, a CD player, stereo controls on the steering wheel, electric mirrors and central locking. I'd choose a Corsa over a Fiesta every time - it's a better looking car for starters.

    Even though it's a 1.2, it's still pretty nippy but to get top speeds you need to change gear at 4500rpm.

    Overall, I'm very pleased with this car and am now saving for a Audi A3 Sportback.

  • 1.2i 16v SXi 3dr

    Colin Moon Date: 24/01/2005
    • 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

    I have had this car since July 2004 and have now covered 11,000 miles.

    During this time I have averaged 42mpg and have used only 1 litre of oil. The litre of oil was used during the first 7000-8000 miles and I am now finding that oil consumption to be almost nil.

    So far the car has not developed any faults or rattles etc. I have the five-speed easytronic gearbox, which works very well. The car also has air-conditioning.

    You can get some great discounts on the internet and if you have a GM card even more discount.

    Performance is fine although not as good as my wife's 1.6 Astra. I use the car on the motorway every day and it has sufficient performance for this type of work.

    I am very happy with this car and would buy another. I have owned several Vauxhall cars in the past and they have always been reliable and easy to look after.

  • 1.7 CDTi 16v SRi 3dr

    tes tester , down . Date: 10/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the undiscovered secret of the Corsa range. I have had mine for 11,000 miles and the average fuel consumption is 61.3.

    I set out to buy the cheapest, fastest, most economical and easiest run car I could. I bought it for £9875. It has roughly the real-world performance of a golf pd130, I know as my friend has one, though not quite as fast after about 80mph. There is no difference up to then, but it is a lot sharper around the corners.

    I have not seen another so it is quite exclusive. It has to be worth £5 per week on hp over a 1.2 SXi and there is room for four.

  • 1.0 12v Life 3dr

    richard knight Date: 09/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this as a second car for my wife it is a good run around if a little underpowered.

    Previouse car Punto - no comparison. Corsa has less road noise and is better built. Enough said.

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