The Vauxhall Corsa is a very popular supermini and it is a very practical car. There are two quite different styles of body; a five-door hatchback and a three door hatchback. This car is the ideal choice for the motorist who is looking for a car with good all-round performance and which needs to be versatile. The Corsa is also popular with younger drivers who are seeking to minimise their costs. Note that some early models do not have power steering, but, even so, they are still quite easy to steer and handle.
The first version of the Corsa appeared in 1993 and major improvements came in 2000. However, in 2003 a much updated model was launched, which was better equipped than previous models, had up to date looks and more space for passengers and luggage.
The most recent version was launched in 2006. This version brought the car very much up to date, with a reworked body and improved interior. It has more space and is generally more refined than the previous models. It is also quieter and can handle long motorway journeys with ease as well, as being a great city car.
There are a number of engine options depending on the age of the model. Petrol engines start at 1 litre and there is even a three cylinder version, which has good fuel economy, but is only 60 bhp. There are also 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines. There are several diesel engine choices and the more recent Corsa has an excellent diesel, the 1.3 litre CDTi ecoFLEX which delivers 76 mpg.
This is a great car for good all round motoring on a budget. Cost of ownership is relatively low and this is one of the reasons for its popularity. There is a large selection of used Vauxhall Corsas on the market and Motors.co.uk could help you find a deal near you.
There is also a hatchback version of this car. This is the VXR which has a complete body make-over and comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.6 litre engine that delivers a massive 192 bhp. With brakes, suspension and steering modifications too, this little motor thinks nothing of getting from rest to 62 mph in only 6.5 seconds. It sounds great too.
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