I got this as my first car and must say it was a great buy. It is such a great little run around. I think it is very fuel efficient and a full tank of petrol could last me approximately 5 weeks. This was me going to and from work 4 days per week, the school run 5 days a week plus taking my son to all of his clubs and activities. I rarely had any problems with this car. Just the usual wear and tear - needing new tyres and bulbs. This car was such a joy to drive. It is just so smooth and changes gear so nicely. I only got rid of this car as I needed something bigger as my son grew. If I ever downsize my car when my son is grown and moves out I will definitely go back to a Vauxhall Corsa. Excellent.
This was my second car, I only sold it, due to wanting something with a little less miles, I have only has Corsas and would always recommend them. They were my first car, I even learnt to drive in them. I have had both automatics and manuals, neither of which I have had any problems with. Easy to get info about online and most garages can fix them, if it ever breaks - none of mine have though!
They are solid, robust cars. You can't really go wrong with a Corsa. Neither would I say that they are a mans or a women's car. Plus, they are quite small, so easier to park and don't cost that much to run or to insure, which is a bonus nowadays!
There is a great range of choice out there now too, especially if you are looking for a little run around or a first car, the Corsa is the place to go. .
To put it quite simply, I could not be happier with this car! It is, to be perfectly honest, the best decision I have ever made in the car purchasing category!
The seats are unbelievably comfortable and stylishly designed which makes for a comfortable driving experience for the drivers and passengers alike. The front two seats are also fully adjustable and it seems easy to achieve the perfect driving position with ease. The back seats of the car are also particularly spacious and comfortable, especially compared to other cars of this size such as Peugeot 206s Fiat Puntos. There is also a surprising amount of boot space to be utilised.
Furthermore, my partner is over 6ft tall and usually struggles to drive smaller cars as he finds he has to bunch his legs up too much and they then get in the way of the steering wheel! This is not the case at all with this car and both myself, measuring a mini 5ft 1 inch and my taller other half are able to drive this car in total comfort.
Fuel consumption is also excellent and despite driving the car for over 15 hours a week, I rarely need to fill up more than once! Compared to my smart car, this is a much preferable fuel economy.
If you are look for a cost-effective, comfortable and stylish car which won't break the bank or be too big to maneuver or park then this is 100% the car I would recommend above all others.
I bought one of these little beauts about six weeks ago, mainly for my wife to drive but I will use it on occasion too. It seems so far to be a nippy, reliable little motor. I paid £2500 on a 2004 plate but with only 36K miles on the clock so I'm pretty sure its been used by a nice little old lady for a shopping wagon.
Probably not a bargain but I couldn't resist those low miles and the garage I got it from seemed trustworthy enough.
We have so far taken it on one motorway outing and it coped quite admirably for a car of this size. Its forte of course is tootling around town for the shopping, kids ferrying, recycling trips etc and for this it excels. It is nippy enough without being too silly on the insurance and reasonably economical. I may have to update this review in a year or so but so far I've been very impressed. Only gripe is the handles feel a bit flimsy but it may be that I am just incredibly strong!
We have had this car for about three months, borrowing it off our parents to replace the Seat that I wrote off, and in that time we have come to love the corsa, and are now considering buying it off them. Ours is an 03 plate, and for a 1.2 litre petrol engine, the corsa is surprisingly nippy, and overtakes fine, although you can really tell the difference if it is heavily loaded. The car does at least 350 miles on a full tank, which costs about £40 in todays prices. This doesn't make the corsa the most efficient car in the world, but it compares favourably to other cars of a similar type and age, being better than the Seat that I used to own which would only do 320 miles on a tank.
The car is called the 'comfort' model, and it is certainly comfortable to drive, and reasonably spacious inside. The car only has a tape player but it does have air conditioning, which is an excellent feature on a hot summers day. I'm not a big fan of the styling inside, which I think looks a little cheap, but it does grow on you, and the gear stick might not be as flashy looking as some others but it is extremely comfortable to use.
Having come to buy the car though, I was surprised at how much some people were asking for examples from the same year. Corsas with around 70,000 miles on the clock were going for anything from £800 to nearly £4000. In my opinion they should be about £1500, as you can buy a range of similar second hand cars for this price, but anything up to £2000 for an 03 plate would be reasonable. Ours has been reliable to date, but the suspension makes some strange noises sometimes, so I don't think it will be long before it needs some work.
I am a 17 year old male, from London, and passed my driving test inMarch 2010. After 2 months of searching for a car, I found a red vauxhall corsa comfort 5door 1.2i. It was one of them cars when you go to view it, you want it. Full service history (no promblems) average millage, no dents and just the odd parking scruff.
Now about the car, I have the 5door, front electric windows, electric sunroof, air-con, manual, tape player (standard) with steering wheel controls. The car is 10/10. With 70 odd thousand miles, the engine is amazingly quiet, even at high speed. It handles like a beauty, and can be thrown around corners.
For such a ''small'' car, Im 6ft 2, and still have plenty off room foor a 6ft man to sit behind me, so the seating is enough room for 6ft+ men. Music for a bloke is an imprtant thing, and the standard speakers in this corsa is amazing. It defently turns a few heads.
For such a nippy car, which will easily go 100mph, and will hit over 30 in 1st gear (only tried it once) has excerlant mpg. I do around £15-£20 per week, driving from London to Essex at least 3times per week, and driving all urban conditions, so I think it's quality. My local garage is 112.9p, and it takes around £40 to fill the tank up.
Overall, I love my lil corsa, and have told many friends to buy them, all who have, and all say exactly the same.