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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 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.

  • 1.2i 16v Life 3dr

    lee doughty , nottinghamshire . Date: 18/02/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Last week my partner purchased a new corsa 1.2i life in stunning black paint work she got a fantastic deal from blakes of chesterfield and did not get ripped off as most companies take advantage of female buyers!!!

    I already own a sxi model purchased in november last year (also in black). and I love it to bits. the life has a smoother ride and still has lots of kit - CD player, electric windows and mirrors and a very nice semi gold trim on the dash, its silver on the sxi. and yes this does reflect on the winscreen but you do get used to it, its not a problem. we both get lots of attention from people looking at the cars. Her old car was a corsa club 1.2i and is a massive jump in quality and ride. and everyone should at least go out and give a new corsa a try if you are thinking of buying a super mini, and it is a super super mini.

  • 1.2i 16v Design AC 3dr

    D Smith Date: 18/02/2007
    • 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

    What an awful car. My wife and I drove a 2004 1.2 Easytronic as a courtesy car for two weeks. It had 24,000 miles on it.

    The car was so bad we asked the bodyshop to swop it, but they did not have another car. We gave it back anyway and hired a Fiesta ourselves.

    The interior trim was OK, but even the Koreans now do a better job. The door rattle/wobble/'twang' noise as you shut the door was not inspiring.

    The Easytronic transmission suffered from 'flare' when changing up through the gears. This caused everyone to lurch forward on every single shift - awful.

    The engine noise and general ride at motorway speed was poor in my view: it was so noisy you had to raise your voice to speak and every bump was felt through the seat.

    I hope that Vauxhall has done a better job on the new model Corsa - but it will share the same mechanicals as the one we had.

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