We named the Vauxhall Corsa our Car of the Year in 2007 – yet now you can buy one for less than £2000. Sounds like a bargain to us. You still get the Corsa’s comfortable ride, classy interior and snappy looks. And you still get plenty of space, a well-sized boot and good build quality. What’s more, there are plenty around, so you can pick and choose the right example for you. Avoid the 1.0-litre engine, though – it’s a little gutless.
We found: 2007 1.2 Club, 59,000, full service history, £2,000
And the small cars to avoid…
A miserable concoction of cheap plastics, poor build quality and wheezy, inefficient engines. It might look good value, but take it from us: it isn’t.
It’s reasonably spacious, but that’s about all the Myvi has going for it. It feels crummy inside, it’s stodgy to drive and it’s hard to find parts for when the time comes to repair it.
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