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Vauxhall Corsa D (2006–2014)

Last updated 23 November 2017

Solid and decently equipped. Reasonable handling and some frugal engines.
Boot too narrow for standard size pushchair. Dash reflects in screen. DPF problems with 1.3 CDTi. ECU faults. Fewer faults than a Polo but not as reliable as a Fiesta.
Updated 23 November 2017

Report of engine management light coming on in Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI, but going off when driven on the motorway. (Reason will be DPF getting full of soot and not passively regenerating until take on...

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Introduction

"Cmon!" The new Corsa was pipped at the post by just two points for the coveted title of European Car of The Year 2007.

At the end of the day, though, despite all the hype, the Corsa is just a car. And the winner had the advantage of being a ‘multi-purpose vehicle'. (The Ford S-Max.)

There's no doubt that the new Corsa is well made. It feels strong and solid. The sort of small hatchback the Germans would build in Germany. Though in fact it's assembled in Zaragoza, Northern Spain, a few hundred kilometres from the VW Polo plant at Pamplona to the West and also few hundred from where they put the bitz of the SEAT Ibiza together, at Martorell to the East.

Vauxhall Corsa 2007 Road Test

Owners' reviews

4
Reliable and economical
4
Had it's problems
3
Great car. Very happy with it.
3
Nothing special
4
Pleasure to drive
3
Definitive A to B car
 

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