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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 Club 5dr

    john kermode , cheshire . Date: 03/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven Ford cars for most of my motoring life , and have been only fairly satisfied with their efforts of late , so I thought that for 2007 I would try my first new Vauxhall. After visiting the Lookers of Widnes dealership (thoroughly recommended)and went for a test drive I was hooked .I placed my order 6 weeks ago, and 3 days ago took delivery of a Corsa Club 5door with the extra pack , rain-sensitive wipers and auto lights in Air blue. After my previous Fiesta 1600 everything felt so tight , and completely free of annoying rattles , and very comfortable . There is so much adjustment on the seat and steering column you are almost guaranteed the perfect driving position .The 1400 engine is obviously no ball of fire , but is extremely refined and will loosen up anyway after a few miles. Some of the general adjustments are in various menus and seem quite complicated at first , but thy do get clearer as you get used to them. I do have two small niggles however. Firstly , the tiny glove-box , though to be fair the Club spec. does have an underseat storage box. Secondly, the silver trim around the centre instrument bezel reflects badly on the inside of the windscreen.Personally I think it should have been sprayed black.The gear- box can be a little notchy from first to second , but I am sure this will loosen up with further use. Overall , then, an excellent car .

  • 1.3 CDTi 90 SXi AC 3dr

    Matthew Jackson Date: 29/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Decided it was time to trade in my Fiesta, but with only minimal changes in the 2006 model I headed for the Vauxhall garage. Having learnt to drive in a Corsa C I didn't hold out much hope for the Corsa D as the C was one of the worst cars I’ve ever driven. First impressions were good the 3 door model looked very sleek. Things got better when I looked inside everything was well laid out and appears to be made of good quality materials. So next came the test drive, the steering is light at low speeds but not like jelly when you get out on faster roads, there is plenty of torque from the diesel engine although sadly there is also a little turbo lag. My only other complaint is not about the car but more about the insurance, being a younger driver insurance is slightly higher than its competitors. Overall I was very impressed the car is head and shoulders above the fiesta and 207 (in my opinion). Can’t wait till January 07 to pick up my new Corsa. :)

  • 1.2i 16v Club AC 3dr

    Jennifer Roberts Date: 25/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!

  • 1.3 CDTi 90 SXi 3dr

    robert britt , suffolk . Date: 01/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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