I have owned my Corsa 5dr Design auto model now for a year. First thing I noticed was the very poor mpg. I know this is because I have an auto. but I thought it would be better than this. Also, just came to renew road tax. The emissions are higher than you will find in guides, and so £170.00 is the price! High for a small car. I have found the driver's seat uncomfortable and have to use a cushion. The padded side supports make the seat part very narrow, and I am not a large person! I have had to have a complete new radio/cd unit fitted as the old one ate my Neil Diamond cd, and didn't even say thankyou. They cannot extract partially digested cd's, and a new unit is the only solution. Apparently this is a design feature... so, don't let your Corsa go hungry... you will pay with the loss of a cd. The windscreen wipers are a law unto themselves. They just work on the mode they feel like at the time. Intermittent? oh yes! but only when they are in the mood. I traded in my 3dr Toyota Rav (just at the right time), which was a much more solid car. The Corsa looks very pretty and has a good sized boot (which is why I traded in the tank-like Toyota - no boot at all), but it doesn't feel as nice to drive as a previous 5 dr auto Fiesta which I loved, but my family kept calling "The Brick". I think the seat comfort is the worst aspect of this car.
The car was bought new in September with my girlfriend from the Vauxhall dealer, and do I wish I had got the Swift sport now, the car is only five weeks old and Vauxhall have had it more the we have, the fault being the brakes, the grinding and squeaking, it was been back 5 times and we have had stores about how they need bedding in and how they last for 40K that’s why the noise. Its now back again and we have rejected it, we have a curtsy car from the dealer only for some one from Vauxhall HEAD OFFICE to ring and say if we don’t get our car they will report the curtsy car as stolen, needless to say I can not repeat what I sad to him. I have always known Vauxhall to be rubbish and with that service it came true.
Ordered a Club 1.2 3-door teh day it was launched and it remains the best car I have owned. Superb.
Test drove this car, prior to doing a 2nd test drive on a Clio.
What a shocker. The car looks very sporty, but, on driving out of the dealers onto a very busy road, I was let down by the lack of power as I put my foot down! When I asked the dealer about the power - the answer of a meagre 79bhp explained everything. This is supposed to be a sporty car!
The ride was too firm and the steering seemed to be forever trying to put me in straight line all the time. Very odd.
The engine revs actually went up before going down as I changed gear, the rep said this was normal. I found it extremely irritating!
The only plus factor was the pleasing interior appearance, however, the fiddly indicator/washers/radio controls were a let down. Also, rear legroom is cramped and visibility is shocking!
The Clio TCE is a far superior drive and leaves this car for dead with it's 100bhp and refined drive.
Don't waste your money!
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