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 103 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:
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,…
Ive had two of these the first being a 10 plate when it was 6 months old and had 6000 on the clock the second being a brand new one April 2012. The…
I have owned this car for almost 2 years, bought from a used dealer with 60k on and later found it was a ex rental car.... the insurance was cheap…