2015 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Decent car

Faults:

Nothing major so far. The car came with history, oil changes and the usual stuff carried out.

General Comments:

If you want basic transport, the Corsa is basically it. 5 door model in grey. Dull as it gets. Nice alloy wheels though. Only bought this as something to run about it, as I do not drive as much as I used to.

The SXi model is mid range and has electric widows in the front and air con. It's not as sporty as the spec level suggests. The interior is a dull grey with plastic everywhere, but hey it's a modern mass produced car, I was not expecting the world. Glove box is tiny, which seems to be typical for modern cars; must be due to the airbag and other things going on behind there. Comfortable enough though with enough room for me at average height and weight. Steering wheel (leather) feels nice, and you get a smooth quiet drive - it is much more refined than I expected. Drives like a much bigger car. Mirrors are rather small and there is a surprisingly bad blind spot to get used to.

The 1.4 petrol is probably the best all round engine - it's fast enough and you will get around 50 MPG if you take it easy.

Overall it's a good car and it's hard to say any more. Just dull, boring and basic. Had many cars, but not had a Vauxhall in a while - Way back in the day I had a Vauxhall Nova, boy racer style. I modified it with bigger wheels and stuff, I won't be doing that with this (maybe I'm just getting older haha) as I find the car decent enough, and the SXi with the 1.4 is the one to go for - a 1.0/1.2 basic model will be slow and send you to sleep, as I test drove the lesser models before buying this and could not live with it. But the bigger engine and higher spec makes a huge difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2019