What used Vauxhall Corsa hatchback will I get for my budget?
2014 Vauxhall Corsas can be found from £4,000, but owing to this car’s popularity with new driver's, many have had accident repairs. Not that this should necessarily discourage you if the car has been repaired correctly, though make sure you inspect the car carefully to confirm that this is the case.
Better equipped Corsas such as SRi and Excite models are £6500. The sheer number of used Corsas available means that there isn’t a significant premium for choosing a five-door Corsa over a three-door.
There is, however, a premium placed on any vehicle which has a turbocharger fitted. If you want to get into a 1.0 three-cylinder turbo or 1.4-litre turbo, you will need to spend more like £7,000. The turbo engine is our favourite, but the sheer value of the naturally aspirated versions means you should still consider them if your budget is small, though the lower-powered 1.0-litre non-turbos are rather slow.
How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Corsa hatchback?
The Corsa is not known for being an expensive car, and thanks to efficient engines, low insurance costs and minimal road tax rates, it should be cheap to run.
Anything registered after April 2017 will cost £140 per year to tax, but for those registered before that, your road tax will either be free or cost you £20. The hot hatch VXR version is a different matter, however, at £220 per year.
The diesel model is the economy champion of the Corsa range at 80.3mpg combined, but the petrol turbo cars are also very efficient; the 1.0 three-cylinder turbo does better than its non-turbo equivalents to return 64.2mpg. The 1.4 75 and 90, and the 1.4T 100 are all rated at 55.4mpg.
If you need an automatic Corsa, it is only available on the 1.4 90 petrol, and it reduces the fuel consumption to 47.9mpg and increases the road tax costs to £135 per year.
Vauxhall do offer a fixed-price service matrix online to help you keep the costs down. You can even book a service through their Service Club on your My Vauxhall Account.