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Overall reader 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
    3 out of 5 stars

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150 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 1.4i VVT SXi 3dr

    Jamie Kline , England . Date: 19/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I bought my 2012 Corsa in January and I love owning this car! However, I have had problems with the clutch, I purchased the car with 15,800 miles on the clock and straight from the word go the clutch felt very high and wasn't very responsive and sharp, I'm normally very confident at hill starts and pulling off at lights, but this car has knocked me. After fighting tooth and nail with the dealership they finally agreed to put in a new clutch, fly wheel and slave cylinder. As little as a week later the clutch as gone straight back to its original state from when I purchased it. Making me think that in fact the dealer hasn't done anything to the car?

    Apart from this very annoying problem I still love the it! It looks smart and sporty and with the tinted windows, tinted rear lights and black head lights that come as standard on the Sxi I think it sets the car off. Mine has 17" upgraded Sri alloys and I must say it makes a huge difference to the whole stance of the car! Compared to the standard alloys on the Sxi. Mine is a 1.4 and I would strongly recommend it. A 1.2 in this size of car is too sluggish. Gadgets the car has are: cruse control, Aux input, multi function steering wheel, trip computer, A/C,warning chimes, daytime running lights, welcome lights and operational windows via key fob and more!

    Fuel efficiency is amazing! £60 full tank lasts easily a month. Tax is average, 12 months £110. Got so much more to say but limited on characters! 8-9/10

  • 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S/S 3dr

    brian johnson , . Date: 26/05/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Sick to death of people slateing the corsa this is my third. Always had the 1.4 but this 1.4turbo is great. Cheap to run, plenty of power bags of equipment, far to many to list.Got my car from Arnold clark brand new for £10500. Amazing car for the money. Lots of car for little money.

  • 1.4i 16v SXi 3dr

    Neil Oxley Date: 09/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is the family runabout, we have had it from new and we all hate it. It is woefully bad to drive; the ride is bouncy, the car squirms all over at motorway speeds so you do get tired (or downright annoyed) on a longer run and the car is noisy. I had a Ford Focus which was notoriously noisy on the run, but this is far, far worse. 1.4 engine has similar output to the old Focus, but is slower and thirstier - presumably as it over-revs on a run (3,500rpm to hold 70mph, vs. 3000 on the Ford). Come on Vauxhall! As a result, the runabout is proving expensive to run (recently used a full tank of fuel to do a little over 300 miles - which is on a par with my "Sunday" car, an SLK350). Cabin quality is iffy; there are some lousy plastics, the dash "creaks" as the badly fitting plastic fittings rub together (due to the bouncy/wandering ride), and the controls are seriously frustrating to use. The seats are also quite uncomfortable and it is cramped in the back. Reliability has been an issue and Vauxhall have been somewhat evasive in rectifying faults with minor equipment such as steering and brakes. Overall; dreadful car. Look elsewhere. The only reason we still have this thing is because it was a wreck from day one, so we can use it to take the dog out, move furniture, etc, and if it is wrecked it won't matter.

  • 1.0i 12v Expression 3dr

    Peter Brunger , . Date: 19/10/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    This car was bought new and has since covered 10600 miles. Being the ‘Excite’ edition it has alloys, fogs, b/tooth, e/windows, adjustable steering, height adjustable seat and aircon. Access to the rear is fine with help from the memory front seats and there’s space to get comfortable. In front there is plenty of room and the seats are both ample and comfortable. The trim fit and finish is durable and pleasant to look at. The adjustable wheel and seat allows a perfect seating position. All the controls are well weighted and easy to use but the the way indicator stalk works can be confusing. The 1.4 litre engine needs less gear changing about town than the 1.2 and has a useful amount of power for the open road. Good progress and 50mpg plus can be achieved by keeping below 3000rpm whilst higher engine speeds deliver sporting performance with reduced economy. Handling is very good in the wet and dry. It is stable and quiet at motorway speeds. Ride quality is excellent for a car of this type. Running costs and servicing costs are very reasonable. The only quality issues have been a faded seat cover and a rattle in the seat frame; both were replaced under warranty without quibble. Any further problems will be dealt with by the standard 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. Vauxhall’s can depreciate fast but I got a very large discount plus no deposit, zero percent interest finance over 5 years which offsets this risk. I am very satisfied with the car and the value it represents.

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