For The Vauxhall Corsa is refined, comfortable and pretty good to drive. Running costs are affordable, the cabin is spacious and there's a warranty that could last a lifetime.
Against Resale values are poor and the bulky windscreen pillars obscure your view. The smaller engines are short of motorway pace.
What Car? says
A great-value car, the Vauxhall Corsa is best in the mid-level trims. It’s also comfortable and has a roomy, high-quality cabin.
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There are 80 Vauxhall Corsa versions available
Target Price team says:
When it came out, the Vauxhall Corsa was What Car?’s Car of the Year, and even now it’s still an impressive package, offering great value for money.
The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo have overtaken it, 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-litre 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 and is pretty economical.
Similarly, you’re better 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.
Reader test team says:
I bought my 2012 Corsa in January and I love owning this car! However, I have had problems with the clutch, I purchased the car with 15,800 miles on…
Sick to death of people slateing the corsa this is my third. Always had the 1.4 but this 1.4turbo is great. Cheap to run, plenty of power bags of…
This car is the family runabout, we have had it from new and we all hate it. It is woefully bad to drive; the ride is bouncy, the car squirms all over…
This car was bought new and has since covered 10600 miles. Being the ‘Excite’ edition it has alloys, fogs, b/tooth, e/windows, adjustable steering,…