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The Vauxhall Corsa is very refined, stylish and practical. Engines are not so good

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26 May 2010

I think the first sentence of your What's It Like section in this article has been the culprit of some keyboard gremlins. 'Noisier than the to-2009 Corsa Ecoflex' doesn't make a lot of sense, and conflicts with your refinement message later in the article.

Another question: why does the Corsa still feature the old Vauxhall badges (except on the engine cover)?

26 May 2010

and also you mention the Focus or do you mean the Fiesta as you talk about both!

27 May 2010

i'm a bit dissapointed that Vauxhall/Opel/GM did not give the Corsa a facelift to go with some recent changes! We currently have a 2007 Corsa 1.3 Diesel 90bhp sxi in the family and its been a fantastic little car (apart from the dodgy heater that was replaced under warranty) not the quickest thing in the world but its great on fuel and good fun to drive and looks good with the optional styling pack! but why not give this car at least the new corporate nose to keep it in line with the new astra and insignia! i'd have another corsa in a minute but it still looks the same outside and it would just be like owning the same car! i'm guessing due to latest so called changes an all new model is at least a couple of years away! dissapointing :(

27 May 2010

[quote VX220EDDIE]i'm a bit dissapointed that Vauxhall/Opel/GM did not give the Corsa a facelift to go with some recent changes! [/quote]

To be fair, what GM Europe 'facelift' or mid-series update in recent times did significantly change the look of the car? The last model Astra was (visually, at least) unchanged throughout its model life. Same with the Astra before that.

The previous Corsa (Corsa C) was hardly touched, too - reshaped bumpers and brightwork changes was about all that was done. There were of course mechanical and trim changes but we're discussing the look of the vehicle.

Zafira? Meriva? Same story.

The one exception I can think of was the Vectra C. It was given a new face in 2005 which considerably improved its looks.

27 May 2010

[quote evanstim]

To be fair, what GM Europe 'facelift' or mid-series update in recent times did significantly change the look of the car? The last model Astra was (visually, at least) unchanged throughout its model life. Same with the Astra before that.

The previous Corsa (Corsa C) was hardly touched, too - reshaped bumpers and brightwork changes was about all that was done. There were of course mechanical and trim changes but we're discussing the look of the vehicle.

Zafira? Meriva? Same story.

The one exception I can think of was the Vectra C. It was given a new face in 2005 which considerably improved its looks.

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i see your point actually! well pointed out! i guess i'll just to hang off for the new model when it eventually comes

27 May 2010

I think this is a cracking little car.looks good especially in 3 door form,and is reliable and enjoyable to drive.Opel/vauxhall have a strong range at present.lets hope the General does not screw it up!!!!

28 May 2010

I suspect this car may be just about the most economical car to run in the real world. Hybrids sound great in theory but fail to deliver in practice.

5 June 2010

I have always liked the Corsa, it has gotten a bad image in the past due to boy racers and so on but with this new model they are moving away from that which is good, but I owuld not buy this ecoflex if I were to get the Corsa because even with it's amazing 76.3MPG, you are only going to get that figure if you drive extremely carefully and slowly everywhere, and it doesn't matter what age you are, that is never, ever going to happen, when people go out for drives they do not just go on economy drives, so I would just buy a normal petrol or preferably for economy, a diesel corsa (one of the normal models in the range) because they will give you nearly the same fuel economy on the combined cycle when you are driving normally and they will be a lot more fun to drive than this thing !!

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