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Vauxhall Corsa
1.2i VVT Limited Edition AC 3dr
List price 14,650
Target Price 12,949
Best price 11,938
(Carfile.net)
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The Corsas popularity in the UK is partly to do with its sharp styling. Mainly, though, buyers have a huge choice and the opportunity to bag a serious bargain. For out and out discounts, brokers are the places to go, but remember that will deny you access to Vauxhalls up to five years interest-free hire purchase offer, which includes a 750 finance deposit allowance.
What Car? rating

Emissions and economy
CO2 129g/km
**Fuel economy 51.4mpg First-year Road tax** 0
Tax liability 17%

Residual value

Monthly company car tax
20% 34 40% 69
Contract hire 183

Three-year cost
13,907
Depreciation 7574
Insurance 1047
Servicing 692
Road tax 210
Fuel 4384

Your view Damian Challenger
Its brilliant low running costs and a great basic spec with half-leather seats, Bluetooth and alloys. The gearchanges are flawless and its nippy for a 1.2, although it needs to be worked hard on the motorway. Im more than happy, and would recommend it.

Vauxhall Astra
1.4i 100 Active
List price 17,535
Target Price 15,228
Best price 13,995
(Batchelorsripon.co.uk)
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The Astras classy interior and smooth ride are what keeps it competitive in the crowded small family car segment, but its price is what really makes it a best seller. Our best deal is an online broker offer, but most dealers are able to offer good prices, too. These include the option of up to five years interest-free hire purchase and a 1000 finance deposit allowance.
What Car? rating

Emissions and economy
CO2 129g/km
**Fuel economy 51.4mpg First-year Road tax** 0
Tax liability 17%

Residual value

Monthly company car tax
20% 46 40% 93
Contract hire 231

Three-year cost
15,380
Depreciation 8928
Insurance 1155
Servicing 703
Road tax 210
Fuel 4384

Your view Patrick Burns
I bought the manual version, and although its not fast off the mark like my last Astra 1.8 SRi, comfort is excellent and its a Fuel-efficient, smooth runner. I also got a fixed dealer two-year service plan for 250, which is pretty good.