I've always had Vauxhalls and had an old-shape Corsa for quite a while, which I loved, but when the new-shape Corsa came out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this gorgeous car!
The seats are luxurious in every model, which is great as you don't have to compromise comfort for price. I currently drive a 1.2 Club three-door and have no complaints whatsoever.
The car takes about 2000 miles or so to get ooomph going in it. The car does feel a bit heavy when pulling off with regards to motorways etc because, as you can imagine, the body work is slightly heavier with the new features, but when you know how to drive her, it's phenominal!
I constantly drive the car on motorways and dual carriageways and love the feel of the car. On every road I drive there are always people staring at the car, making me the very proud owner of the corsa (and also making me gloat a bit as I've had my Corsa since October).
The sound system is far better than the old one, as are the steering wheel controls, and safety is not an issue with six airbags in the car, who can complain? These cars are certainly value for money and I'd advise anyone who is a Corsa lover to go out there and get one!
Having just ordered a Corsa 1.7 diesel sxi, I thought it might be a good idea to drive one. Unfortunatley the dealer only had a 1.3 diesel sxi, so 90bhp as opposed to 125bhp, but atleast I would get the feel of the car, driving position and controls. What a really pleasant suprise, very comfortable, airy with a large car feel and it went like something off a shovel. Quiet in thew cabin with a very good roll on response and a nice firm ride, not like my current Yaris which goes round corners like a chinese rowing boat. Knowing this is the less powerful SXI, I feel the 1.7 diesel is going to be an absolute storming gem, watch out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Visted my local dealer to gather infomation on the new Corsa, while there I was given the opportunity to take a 1.3 CDTI (90) SXi out for 20 minutes or so, this being all on rural roads. I found the car to be very comfortable with the seat offering good support. all controls appeared to be well laid out and easy to use, the quality of materials used and finish was very good. The car was very pleasant to drive, being an SXi suspension setting was on the firm side, particularly liked the smooth six speed gearbox. A and C pillars restrict some vision, the optional parking aid could be a benift and would like to see ESP standard rather than an extra. From my brief experience with this car I think Vauxhall might have a winner for once, its much much better than the old Corsa or the Astra for that matter.
Both myself and my partner have test driven this car on saturday the 28th October 2006 i currently own a corsa but this model has a more direct feeling on the stearing and a firmer ride this may not suit everybody
but we both prefer to have some kind of contact with the road.
This test drive was taken around sheffield city centre and had all types of driving experiences. The cabin and dashboard layout is very friendly and modern.
This test drive resulted in a purchase by my partner who also got a stunning deal from the pentagon vauxhal dealer on Ecclesall Road Sheffield.
The Service from this dealer was very good and i would recommend them as this was the only dealer to offer a test drive.
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