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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.
  • 1.2i 16v SXi 3dr

    ANDREW WALLACE , . Date: 16/10/2013
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Ive had two of these the first being a 10 plate when it was 6 months old and had 6000 on the clock the second being a brand new one April 2012. The first car initially was fine but after going through a puddle the engine management light came on. The Vauxhall dealer found the engine management unit costing £850 had blown. It was swopped under warranty. At 12,000 miles the clutch began juddering. The dealer swopped the clutch and flywheel costing £900 under warranty. At 16,000 the clutch again began juddering. Hoping it was a bad car I part exchanged it for a brand new one same model April 2012. Blow me at 7000 the clutch started juddering. A new clutch was fitted under warranty. At 10,000 miles I had electrical problems and the rear shock began banging. Both fixed under warranty. At 19,500 miles the clutch began juddering again. The warranty only covers the clutch up until 18,000. I wasnt prepared to pay £900 every 6000-10,000 miles so the car was part exchanged for a new Fiesta. I really liked the Corsa but for the mechanical problems. At 18 months old although immaculate I lost just under £4500 on the car. All in all I liked the car but the mechanical problems once the warranty ran out was worrying and the car looses too much too quick. I won't buy another.

  • 1.3 CDTi 75 Club AC 5dr

    Oliver Webster , South Yorkshire . Date: 05/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I have owned this car for almost 2 years, bought from a used dealer with 60k on and later found it was a ex rental car.... the insurance was cheap meaning when i transferred it over from my old car i actually got a refund! tax is great at £30 and the car averages about 48mpg around town and door to door driving as i sometimes do for work. however this car has cost me too much money so far! firstly the passenger window regulator broke costing me almost £3000 at a vauxhall dealer... then a engine management light started coming on once i changed my job which meant i wasnt doing a 20mile per day bypass commute, apparently this is the dpf... why put someone on a car thats only going to get blocked? its still going to blow out sut eventually anyway! then a few months ago the wheel bearing went at about 73k which i thought was reasonable and only cost me £75, then the engine light was coming on more so took it to a independant mechanic who charged me £270 to replace brakes, radiator, airflow meter, alternator belt, fuel pump seal and glow plug cables! which i find shocking on a 58 reg car with only 77k on and then to top it off... my drivers window regulator has now gone... meaning the cars parked up with the window taped up and i cant drive it due to it blocking my vision! i bought this car under the impression vauxhalls where reliable how wrong i was! however good points are power, economy and stereo! shame the club spec doesnt come with sculptured steel wheels like astra!

  • 1.4i 16v Club 5dr

    Andrew Maw , N.E.Lincs . Date: 18/04/2013
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and plenty of room for my six foot plus. Very quiet save for road noise which can be loud on coarse surfaces. Good "big car" feel in the front yet adequate room for four. Boot big enough and seat folding easy but floor not level then. Excellent gear change and clutch interface with gears. Good visibilty and easy to park and manoevre. Ride and handling good with (too) light steering. Brakes could be better and don't inspire confidence.Handbrake on rear drums excellent.Downsides are alarming suscepibility to side winds and unstable feel on motorway with car needing constant steering correction. Fuel consumption is poor (35mpg) and tank size far too restricted. Could do with six speed gear box or much higher fith gear.Engine compartment is open to elements and gets dirty in wet weather- look at a VW Vauxhall. Overall I can't wait to get back to my Saab. No comparison with a Polo or Fiesta which I have driven briefly. Overall only average in today's world.

  • 1.3 CDTi 75 Breeze 5dr

    Graham Musto , North Yorks . Date: 14/04/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I have owned my Corsa since May 2009 when it was two years old. During this time it has proved to be very reliable, with good ride comfort and excellent fuel economy - at least 55 mpg. Best figure achieved has been 71 mpg!!

    I have had experienced three mechanical issues; two of these were dealt with under warranty by my dealer who, coincidently, have been excellent. I had the turbo replaced after 11 months and the windscreen wiper arm also replaced. Servicing has been done and the garage provided good service and reasonable costs. The only other mechanical part replaced was a glow plug failure about six months ago.

    If you're looking for a cheap car, with low running costs, excellent fuel ecomnomy, £30 road tax and cheap insurance get a Corsa diesel.

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