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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.
  • 1.7 CDTi Design AC 3dr

    adrian allison , south yorkshire . Date: 05/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Yesterday i took delivery of my Brand new Corsa and i couldnt be happier. i thought i'd write a quick review because i opted for the 1.7 cdti design model and no one has wrote about it yet, so here goes- it goes like stink! past 2000 rpm this little monster leaves vw golf drivers scratching there heads at traffic lights as i leave them reading my rear number plate. my old car was the previous generation corsa with a 1.2 engine, and with 125 bhp and 280lb of torque (which im told is good?)it feels like a ferrari when i (gently) edged out on to the motorway for the 1st time it was silent and my girlfriend even asked if this was diesel, which speaks volumes really. also when i looked down at the speedo it read 85 mph and that was only in 5th gear. so when i slipped it into 6th for the cruise i couldnt even hear the engine at all. i've been reading all the reader reviews since i placed my order in mid Jan and ALOT of people are unhappy with the reflection thingy from the central console in the windscreen so i wasnt looking forward to when the sun went down as the design trim has the piano black fascia. BUT i didn't notice it at all, this for me makes it a great car and its night and day compared to the 1.2sxi chav charriot i drove before. all together a perfect car

  • 1.3 CDTi 90 Design AC 3dr

    Robert Tait Date: 28/02/2007
    • 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

    Last Saturday, I received a notice from Vauxhall recalling my new Corsa CDTi (bought in November 2006) because of problems with the steering lower arm.

    I arrived my Vauxhall dealer and was told by a member of the service department I was not to drive it away under any circumstance as it was unsafe. After asking for a courtesy car, as I had driven from work to bring the car in, and I was now stranded with no transport, he said there was no chance of getting a replacement vehicle until at least Monday or Tuesday and left me with his business card.

    He wasn't even going to let me collect my workbag from my own vehicle until I argued the point that I really couldn't work without it. He then just left me on the forecourt and went on to the next customer.

    After I insisted on speaking to someone in authority, two hours later I was then given a courtesy car which I then had to pay out £15 to put the replacement car on my insurance.

    In a nutshell, there was a fault with my own car which was not even of my doing, but was caused by Vauxhall not manufacturing their vehicles to the specified standard, therefore rendering them unsafe!

    I've had to pay out money for their incompetence and I am now out of pocket. I have also lost out on a morning's pay - they were willing to leave me stranded without a second thought and am likely to lose out on another day's pay to come and collect the car when it is eventually fixed!

  • 1.4i 16v SXi AC 5dr

    David Hudson , buckinghamshire . Date: 24/02/2007
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    When i first saw the new corsa I loved the looks. So i popped to my vauxhall dealer in aylebury(early october 06)After a test drive i settled on the 1.4 sxi 5dr with up graded 17" wheels.The dealer told me it would be here end november.Needless to say it arrived 3 weeks ago.The car was missing 1 key & the other was broken.Another week for replacemets.The car has now been back for a new gear linkage.But is still no better changing gears.I now see that it may have to go back for a safety recall.I have replaced my car every two years with no problems and thought i would try a Vauxhall.Would i buy another Vauxhall NO!Car will have to go!!!

  • 1.2i 16v SXi 3dr

    keith taylor , yorkshire . Date: 22/02/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I HAVE HAD THIS NEW CORSA D SINCE FEBRUARY 2007 MILEAGE 4000 NOW . TO BE HONEST NOT AT ALL HAPPY THINGS THAT BUG ME. ENGINE TENDS TO STALL WHEN IT FEELS LIKE IT. A BAD VIRATION AT 2400 RPM , CLUTCH JUDDER WHEN SETTING OFF FROM COLD, RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF BOOT AND BOTH DOOR CATCHES RATTLE .ELETRIC WINDOWS WHEN OPERATED CREEK BAD NEVER KNOWN IT ON ANY OTHER CAR. FRONT SUSPENSION TO STIFF AND VERY NOISEY OVER UNEVEN ROADS, MAKES YOU FEEL SICK .OH AND THE BRAKES SQUEAL AND GRIND . GOOD POINTS LOOKS GOOD . DOSE ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THESE PROBLEMS IF SO HAVE YOU RECTIFIED ANY OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS.

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