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Vauxhall Corsa (2006–2014)

Last updated 5 December 2018

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 22 November 2018

Report of oil pump failing on 2013 Vauxhall Corsa at 4 years old. Replacement oil pump then also failed a year later in November 2018. 32 dated faults reported since January 2011

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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
a sturdy little runabout for my daughter
3
Fun little workhorse
3
Yet another bad Vauxhall experience
4
Reliable and economical
1
1.4SXi 5dr 16v hatchback revisited
4
Had it's problems
 

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