2007 Vauxhall Corsa 3 door 1.2 from UK and Ireland


An excellent, reliable car. A bit heavy on petrol though for a Vauxhall


Light in the glove compartment has blown.

General Comments:

The engine is a little underpowered for the size of the car.

Very nice interior with comfortable seats, and the controls are easy to use. The indicators are very odd though, and take some getting used to.

The stereo is brilliant! Fantastic sound even at full volume, and the radio function is very easy to use.

The doors are heavy, and it's very difficult to get into the back with the 3 door model.

The seats are very difficult to put back into position after tilting them to admit rear passengers.

The handling is average, and the steering isn't the lightest. Handling overall is okay, but doesn't feel right for the size of the car.

My 1.2 struggles at hills, I would give the 1.0 version a miss.

The boot is a nice size, and there is plenty of room in the back.

Its very quick nonetheless, and it's a surprisingly good cruiser on the motorway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2010

2007 Vauxhall Corsa Life 1.3 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Heater blower motor stopped working after 3 months, took the car into the dealers three times before they ended up replacing the switch plus fan motor. 3 months later it started cutting out when I went over speed bumps or turning corners. Back in again for another heater blower motor.

Last month the engine management light came on dash. They replaced 4 glow plugs, only done 13,000 miles.

General Comments:

It is a good car, good on fuel, but the electrics are poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th May, 2009

2007 Vauxhall Corsa Life 1.2i from UK and Ireland


Very good for what it is


Nothing, and I shouldn't expect anything to go wrong on a new / nearly new car.

General Comments:

I had this car for a little over a week's hire while my old Mondeo was in for a repair. Though I've not had it long I did manage to do one thosand miles in it!

The car is better than expected - I'm used to driving bigger, family/executive cars, and thought I would hate a small hatchback, but this new Corsa was a surprise. It didn't feel like a small car at all, handled well, and the comfort for a small car was excellent. Lots of electric stuff was standard and this is only a lower spec model.

One complaint - as I said I'm used to driving bigger cars (2 litres and above) and the Corsa's 1.2i engine just can't match bigger cars performance. I know I shouldn't expect big performance from a small engine, but I expected better than this from a modern car. It's really sluggish and if I were to recommend the Corsa to anyone, I'd have to tell them to get the 1.4i or better, and don't bother with the 1.2i engine. I think you can even get a 1.0i engine in this model, that must be really bad and probably best avoided. MPG wasn't exactly great either - it says it does 48 MPG, but I only managed 42 at best and I drive smooth and slow. Maybe it needed a service?

I had to make do with wheel trims, but I've seen others about in red or silver with alloys - looks much better!

Not much storage space, but again, good for a small car I guess, and I'm probably just used to bigger cars.

Interior is as you'd expect form a modern car - it looks like a space-ship. You might like it you might not. I've seen a lot worse though.

Overall though this is a better than average little hatchback car that's an improvement over the old model Corsa, and I would recommend it if you're looking for a new small car that's cheap to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2008

2nd Apr 2009, 16:27

Hello... just had to comment on your performance. I have a Toyota Yaris, it has a 1.0 litre engine, but has a VVTi engine. This makes a huge difference.

My Yaris was in getting a service, (non Toyota) and their loan car was a Corsa; and yes it was TOTALLY bereft of power. That's in comparison to my car, okay the Yaris was never a racing car.

But press the pedal and it does pick without hesitation.