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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.
  • 1.3 CDTi 90 Design AC 5dr

    David Hewitt , Northumberland . Date: 12/01/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I bought this vehicle new, within three weeks the front wheel came adrift when the bottom ball joint fell out, it had not been fastened in. A paint fault on the front of the bonnet took months to sort out when given runaround from dealer who then made a mess of it and it had to be resprayed at another dealership. next the fan motor packed up and needed to be replaced. during month 7 the suspension arm came loose and the bush had to be replaced, and there were a number of rattles and noises from the rear of the car. I decided to cut my losses and got rid of the car after owning it for seven months before anything else went wrong, I will not be buying another vauxhall for a long time.

  • 1.3 CDTi 75 Club 5dr

    stewart middleton , Yorkshire . Date: 24/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have driven this car and i think it is awful, it is slow, noisy, you can not see out of the front or the back, it is too big, the gearbox is notchy the brakes are too sensitive, the clutch is too abrupt and the handbrake slips, i never want to set foot near one again

  • 1.6 VXR 3dr

    william murray , west lothian . Date: 08/12/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    bought this car in june 08, flame red,certainly a head turner !!!.fantastic performance,0-60 in 6.8 seconds,the recaro seat's are great,except the drivers,the leather lining has seperated itself from the frame of the seat,can't seem to get it back in,very annoying.just noticed a annoying squealing from the front brakes too(possibly a bit of grit trapped in between the brakepad and the disc(would help if i didn't jet wash it .apart from that i love it !.unfortunatley has been scratched deliberatley by vandals. may have to move it on....shame ,but fantastic motor

  • 1.4i 16v SXi AC 5dr

    Alex Adamson , Warks . Date: 26/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I currently drive a 2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 16v Sporting and while I like the style, the size etc I thought about changing, so naturally my cars alter ego would be a good choice....wrong!! the 1.4 Vauxhall engine is terrible, it makes a horrible noise and is nowhere near as smooth or powerful as the Fiat unit. Also despite me thinking the suspension in my Fiat on 17 inch wheels was firm, the Corsa was rock solid on 16 inch rims! Very little give at all, less cornering roll and it handled well at low speed but truly unforgivable in a straight line, and this example had done 23k miles so not even yet to bed in. Also the steering felt oddly heavy and unnatural, the gearbox clunky and with just 5 gears. However the worst thing was the quality, there was wind whistling around the door seals and rattles everywhere, in short its not even worth considering in my opinion, its also more expensive than the Fiat and the interior is worse, I don't know why I even considered it.

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