I learnt to drive in a 2003 Corsa, which was a beast of a car. So I watched with bated breath when I seen the previews ect of the new model. I even went to the motor show to specifical see the new car at its launch. Vauxhalls comitment to Britain was clearly demonstrated by the lauching of the Corsa in London. I recently visited my local dealer to test drive the car and tested a 1.2 Club model. The handeling was brillant, the accelleration more than ample and overall drivability was ace. This car is perfect for most peoples needs. I spent alot of time in my car and will be looking to purchase a new Corsa by the end of the year. Well done Vauxhall!!!
I have had this car for approx 2 weeks and it drives like a "dead pig" - I traded in my P reg corsa 1.2 for this and to be honest the performance and cost of running ( cannot really compare yet over 2 weeks but does not look good ) was better on the old car. Around town I was getting approx 40mpg - with this new one it lokks as if it will be approx 37mpg - torque ratio settings mean less 'ooomph', for overtaking, with this than the older version ( maybe it is the bigger body ) - but my main objection is the reflection of the dashboard trim in the windscreen - it is annoying and is so ' in your face ' that I cosider it to be a safety hazard - a couple of time my wife has been distracted by the reflection when driving. I have contacted Vauxhall about this and they have stated that they have received a large amount of complaints on this issue - so how come no-one has mentioned it here ?? - Good points, brakes !!!!
I've driven several Corsas as hire cars. The 1.2 Club is adequate for performance and the handling is excellent.
The two Clubs I've driven both suffered from relatively high road noise which caused a hard-to-live-with resonance that became very tiring. The Design and SXI do not have this problem. I suggest you test drive one thoroughly on the roads you use regularly, or perhaps try one with the optional alloy wheels.
Incidentally I think the 1.4 petrol or 1.3 diesel (90bhp) are excellent in Design or SXI trim.
I have owned my Corsa since Jan 2007 brand new, and have done 38,000 miles in it without a blip!
It's a fantastic car, gets better and better as the miles pile on. Gears were very stiff to begin with, but they definitely wear in as the miles pile on.
Vauxhall and the dealership are both excellent.
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