Bought the car after local Vauxhall dealer offered a great part exchange deal for my previous Corsa. The SXi gives the sporty features, without the hefty running costs of a sportier model.
It still looks good, especially with alloys and metallic paint, though it looks dated when parked next to the new shape Corsa.
On the whole it's a lovely car to drive, both in town and on the motorway. All the controls are simple and easy to use, easy to park (apart from current steering issue) and makes an ideal first car. It also zips along country lanes nicely, although the suspension manages to be hard and bumpy on rough roads, yet soft and spongy on cornering.
The 1.2 engine is excellent, although needs to be revved hard for best performance. Overtaking at 50-60 MPH in 5th can be scary, but once up to speed it cruises well.
It can be run on pennies, with decent insurance, low tax (£115) and 20,000 mile service intervals. Fuel economy is so-so; it needs to be driven with care to get mid forties MPG.
Lots of nice features, such as 2-stage central locking, bag hooks in boot and clear dash-top display with time, outside temp etc.
The interior is spacious, with excellent seats, quality radio/CD player and cool white dials/silver dash trim.
Its well screwed together and reliable, the only concern being the current steering issue.
On the whole, it's a super little car that's practical, affordable, reliable and good looking.
Just need to start saving for the new model...