What is it like?

Used Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 2000 - 2006 review

(2000 - 2006)
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (00 - 06)
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What's the used Vauxhall Corsa hatchback like?

The biggest thing in the favour of the Corsa is its smart styling. That at least makes it quite distinctive because, in almost every other respect, it's thoroughly unremarkable - disappointing, even.

First, this is a supermini with the emphasis on mini. Whereas its contemporary rivals grew ever larger, the Corsa remains one of the smaller cars in its class. The driving position is cramped for taller drivers and even fitting in adults is a squeeze.

The boot, however, is a decent size, but it's disappointing that the split-fold rear seats don't fold completely flat.

There's little problem getting around town, as the Corsa's light power steering makes for easy manoeuvrability and the good rear visibility is great for parking. However, once you hit the open road, things aren't so good. The steering feels numb, too much road and engine noise enters the cabin and there's lots of body roll in corners.