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Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.4i
Member Name: jamesp1
Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.4i
Advantages: Good run around, but dont put your foot down too much
Disadvantages: A common car
For this review, I am referring to the new shape Corsa. For my first car I have to say, I do like it, but if I were to buy another, it would have to be brand new.
Lets start with the styling. When the Corsa was first released, it was quite a small car, and now it so much bigger; I was so shocked when sitting in for the first time how much room there is in the front. I'm 6ft 3 and I don't even have to have the seat right back. From the outside, the Sxi has more detail than the other models like the breeze or club which is good as it is the more expensive model. I like the door handles being the same colour as the car, and not black plastic which the lower models have which makes it look a lot cheaper. From the front, the car has really nice lines, and I like the spot lights underneath for a sportier look. The sides of the car have the extra coloured plastic which other models don't have, which again adds to the detail and sporty look. From the back, I like the chunky lights which add to the shape of the car. The boots is also good not having to up the key to open it.
The inside of the car feels a lot more upmarket in comparison to the older Corsa. There is a texture to the dash board which makes it less obvious it is plastic. The air vents have more detail and the numbers for the radio stations are easily accessible and can easily have the station changed.
From the drivers seat, I do find that the pillars block a lot of view with the extra window in the side in front of the mirrors. This can be awkward when turning corners but it's not really anything important. The steering weal is leather which I was shocked about. I like how the radio station and the volume of the radio can be change without taking yours hands off the wheel. This is something you find in more up market cars.
The petrol consumption is up to 50mpg for extra urban. However I have only managed to get 40 mpg but this will vary with driving style and speed. The fuel tank has a 45 litre capacity and costs around £50 to full up depending on petrol price.
Overall I do like the car, and I would buy another, even if it is seen as a common boy racer car, but there's nothing wrong with having a little car that is surprisingly quick. They are also not too bad at holding their value if your looking to change your car regularly.
Summary: Nice car