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Vauxhall Corsa Reliability

If you’re considering buying a new car, one of the most important factors to think about is reliability. Such reliability will depend on the vehicle, and one of the most popular models for a variety of requirements is the Vauxhall Corsa. This car has been popular since it was first sold in the UK in 1993, but as with any purchase, the reliability of your Vauxhall Corsa will depend on what you want from it. 

Are Vauxhall Corsas Reliable?

Vauxhall Corsas are considered above average for reliability, especially for general driving. Of course, the design means you can’t expect to rev down the motorway, matching the high-end sports cars for speed, but this isn’t why people purchase a Corsa.

Instead, they purchase it because it is a dependable model. It is safe and ideal for smaller families. This makes it an excellent vehicle to get you from A to B, suitable for dropping the kids off at school before heading to work. However, while it’s sufficient for getting around town, it’s also reliable for long journeys, primarily if you invest in the turbocharged model over the 1.4-litre alternative.

You can also consider the durability of the parts. No one wants to replace brake pads or clutches too frequently, but one positive of the Corsa is that many parts will not require a replacement until nearly 100,000 miles. For many drivers, this is one of the most appealing aspects that make the Corsa an attractive option.

Why Vauxhall Corsas are good cars?

For a straightforward and comfortable driving experience, the Vauxhall Corsa is one of the most enjoyable around, especially for shorter drives. You will find it easy to handle, with simple manoeuvrability, while the compact design means you can easily navigate tricky British streets. The interior, especially with the five-door, is also surprisingly spacious, meaning you won’t need to pack bags on top of passengers when you head off on a trip to the seaside.

Which Vauxhall Corsa to Buy?

The new Vauxhall Corsa is a fantastic place to begin whether you have purchased a Corsa before or not. It is a significant improvement on its predecessors. While Corsas of the past have been considered good, dependable but not necessarily thrilling vehicles, the new model promises something entirely different.

However, while the new Corsa is something to get excited about, the process of deciding which Corsa is right for you can be tricky.
Even those experienced with shopping for and purchasing cars can find this overwhelming, but once you consider the type of driving you do, choosing the right Corsa will be much easier.

As Vauxhall Corsas are one of the most versatile vehicles you can find, they are suitable for all types of drivers. The range of powertrain options, including a 100hp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with up to an eight-speed gearbox, means that they are effective - and efficient - for long-distance drivers. But Corsas are also perfect for anyone who spends most of their time in towns and cities, and new drivers hoping to keep insurance costs low will also be able to find a Corsa for them.


For more information or to arrange a test drive get in touch with Drive Vauxhall today. 

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