Bought my second corsa, brand new a year ago. My previous corsa c was a 1.2 which was a fantastic little car, really nippy and economical to drive. I traded it in against a brand new 1L corsa d. Disappointed in lack of power, was assured would not notice a performance difference as had the new eco engine, probs also with windscreen wash wipe, spray just stopped, pump still worked but no water hit the screen but container was emptying. This has since been rectified but had to go back twice. Lever sticks when trying to tilt front seat forward to access back seat. Finally has had a steering problem, day after first service, steering wheel just wouldnt turn, this has been sorted as new part required. Overall I love my car, but could have done without do many new car probs. Is a very easy car to drive, though not quite as cheap to run as 1,2, road tax definitely worth the change
i have a brand new limited addition 1300 diesel corsa,after 2weeks of driving theres a wining noise.Took car into garage i was told its the turbo 4weeks down the line vauxhall cant get hold of new turbo so now im told the service man made a mistake theres nothing wrong with my car.Its costing me a fortune in diesel.Can anyone tell me if they have had any problems with new corsas and what can i do about it (HELP PLEASE)
Lovely little car my 1.4 design is very nippy and great for long drives the hatchback has plenty of room for all my stuff and room for two dogs in the back
We have a two year old 1.3 Corsa Ecoflex and are extremely pleased with the performance and driveability. Roadholding is outstanding and goes around corners like it's on rails. Being a diesel it has more torque than the petrol model we tried and will easily cruise at 80+ . Indeed the driving pleasure makes it easy to get carried away.
I am a little disappointed at servicing costs with annual servicing being £200+ on a diesel which has very few checks / actions. Soon as it's out of warranty, I'll be going to an independent garage. Fuel consumption is 55mpg but this is with short journeys and spirited driving.
problem with electric harness, had to be replaced and while at the dealers another corsa was having the same job done and that one was only 10 months old at least mine was 18 months
Imagine the headache of trying to make your car ‘class leading’, especially when the class you’re competing in is the one branded ‘supermini’. The Punto, Fiesta and Polo, to name but a few, are all fantastic cars that fall into this category. But despite the stiff competition Vauxhall appear to have taken the edge in the supermini class, since they released the new Corsa back in 2006.
One thing you shouldn’t be sucked into thinking is “the old Corsa was a load of old crock, so this’ll be the same” because you’d be wrong. The new sharper design and attention to detail really has made a massive difference. The crisp modernist exterior flows through into the roomy interior, which oozes an air of quality usually only found in the most German of vehicles. The driving experience too, is as quality as the rest of the car. And with prices starting at £7,795 it’s one of the cheapest cars in its class.
One big let-down, though, is the petrol engines. The wheezy 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4-litre engines’, paired together with the long ratio gearbox, fail to provide much power throughout the any of the rev-band. The 88bhp 1.3 and 123bhp 1.7-litre diesels’ do fare much better at delivering the power, and economy, and would be my preferred option.
If you’re not the kind of person who cares about power, though, and you just want to get from A to B cheaply and in comfort, and not by using public transport, then the 4th generation Corsa is one of the best ways to do it.
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