A review of the Vauxhall Corsa

The latest version of Vauxhall Corsa offers more driver involvement. Because its predecessor was not a hit, the producer introduced some new technologies that provide positive steering, a decent body control and excellent stability. Even though it is not very fast, the Vauxhall Corsa is a good choice as a mid-range car.


When looking from the front, both five-door and three-door Corsa cars are similar, presenting a youthful-looking bonnet, wings and bumper. Furthermore, the three-door model is stylish and racy, while the five door one is targeting the families with children and thus the look is more classic.

With an almost identical wheelbase, the cars offer the same space for passengers and luggage. There are other models on the market that can be considered as direct competition for the Vauxhall Corsa. These include the Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto Peugeot 207, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. What marks the Corsa different from its competitors is that the maker seems sturdier when you compare with the rivals. Due to its lower suspensions, the ride is more comfortable and the body control is almost perfect. Rough surfaces are not a problem for the suspension copes and the Vauxhall Corsa has a very responsive brake pedal. At higher revs the noise becomes intrusive and even at a normal speed is not a problem at all.


The interior is one of the best you can find in a supermini. The fabrics and nice materials are far better than what you will find in this sector of cars. The producers added chrome trim, piano-black surrounds and translucent switches.


The servicing costs as well as the running costs are considered to be low for this class. There are not big differences between petrol and a diesel model when it comes to the fuel consumption per 100 miles. However, the price of the Vauxhall Corsa can look expensive when compared with the competition.

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