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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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148 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 1.2i 16v SXi 3dr

    Eric Dawber , Lancs . Date: 15/04/2011
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Just purchased a new 11 plate two weeks ago. No problems with the car, but as others have said the 1.2 is a little sluggish would have gone for a 1.4. Got the car from my local Vauxhall dealership at a good discount, would not be happy if I had paid the full price. The biggest gripe I have is the speedo has no 50 just a little mark which is quite disconcerting. Fuel economy is Ok, comfy to drive and good when on motorway - all in all happy with it.

  • 1.0i 12v Breeze 3dr

    Adam Brannon , East Yorkshire . Date: 02/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    A fantastic little car with decent fuel economy. Was slightly wary of the 1.0l engine at first and yes it is sluggish, but it works quite well once up to speed albeit with a small amount of noise in doing so. It has a fabulous cabin which is exceptionally well built and the 3 door version does look fantastic. There's a few squeaks in the cabin but all in all, a great little car and very highly recommended!

  • 1.0i 12v Life 3dr

    jane macmahon , lancashire . Date: 19/02/2009
    • 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
      43

    My car

    I traded my very old 1.2 corsa for a new 1.0l life. Got a fabulous deal with ecoflex trade in. (Paid just under £6000!) Have driven it for a month now and love it. It's definitely more spacious than the old corsa, very quiet and a smooth ride. It's not quick but perfectly fine for driving round town and I can overtake snails when neccessary. It went up to 80mph on the motorway nicely. I averaged 43mpg on my first tank of petrol driving round town which I think is very good. I'll agree with others, my only quibble is the bulky front pillars which make visibility a bit tricky at roundabouts. Otherwise I think it's a fantastic car for an entry level and I'm very glad I bought it.

  • 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Active AC 3dr

    john dawson Date: 10/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I recently rented a new corsa as a hire car and it was awful. It was the worst car i've ever driven. I'm only 6foot tall but could barely fit in it, the visibility front and back is dangerously bad and the internal build quality looks incredably cheap.

    The car has those stupid one position indicators which are impossible to turn off and extremely annoying.

    The boot has a ridiculous hidden boot area with a massive lump of plastic covering the hidden part which is near impossible to manovre out of the car and there is nowhere in the car to store it. With it in place is reduces the boot size considerably to the extent i couldn't even fit a suitcase in there.

    The worst part is the parcel shelf. I don't know what they have made these out of but it is covered in micro fibres like glass fibres which gave me blisters all over my hand and i'm still trying to extract 4 days later from my hand. These are actually a health hazard and i could not believe it but my hands are in tatters after trying to move the shelf in an attempt to put a single suitcase in the boot. This is a serious and major issue that vauxhall need to sort out, it is amazing they have used such a dangerous substance in a production model of a car.

    On the plus side the model was an 'ecoflex' diesel version which did seem to give good mpg and the engine seemed comfortable on the motorway. its just a shame about the rest of the car!

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