For The Vauxhall Corsa is refined, comfortable and good to drive. Running costs are affordable, there's warranty that could last a lifetime, and the cabin is spacious.
Against The smaller engines are short of motorway pace. Resale values are poor and the bulky windscreen pillars obscure your view.
A great-value car, the Vauxhall Corsa is best in the higher-spec trims. It’s also comfortable and good to drive, and has a roomy, high-quality cabin.
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When it came out, the Vauxhall Corsa was What Car?’s Car of the Year, and even now it’s still an impressive little thing, offering great value for money.
The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo have overtaken it at the top of the class, but its blend of space, quality and refinement means it’s still up with the best.
The Vauxhall Corsa is quite a heavy car, however, so you’re best to steer clear of the smallest engines, which struggle once you’re out of town.
The punchy 1.3 diesels suit the car well, but they’re expensive to buy, so we think the best balance overall is the 1.4-litre petrol engine. It gives decent performance at the same time as returning more than 51mpg on average.
Similarly, you’re best off avoiding the most basic trims, which look rather spartan. Instead, go for the mid-range Exclusiv with air-con, which supplies the best balance of kit and cost.
I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
I have owned my Corsa since May 2009 when it was two years old. During this time it has proved to be very reliable, with good ride comfort and…
I bought this car (2012 plate) yesterday from Lookers Vauxhall in Chester and it has been a great experience. The staff at Lookers were brilliant and…
I have this car as a courtesy car as my own was smashed by an idiot running into my back and have now done 500 miles. I'll be positive first,…
The Vauxhall Corsa 1.4i VVT Exclusiv has the engine of choice. Exclusiv trim is a good compromise on price and equipment, but many buyers will pay extra for the (AC) model, which gets the all-important air-conditioning.