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The Vauxhall Corsa puts the fun back into driving

Posted on 13 Jun 2013

Becoming a family favourite brand takes a lot of effort including strong marketing, a history of reliable stock and a likeability that not every brand can have. Vauxhall has become a British favourite over the years and is only really rivalled by Ford for a place in the public's heart. You will not have to go far to find a Vauxhall on a drive way near you as they have been popular since their first car rolled off the production line onto our streets at the turn of the Twentieth century.

One of the models that really boosted its popularity over the car maker's history is the small, but practical Vauxhall Corsa. For years it was used as a driving school car of choice for its reliability, small engines and customisability. The Corsa is at the heart of Vauxhall's range and has enjoyed huge success at the dawn of the Supermini, which for driving about town has taken off on our shores, but why is it so popular? Let's have a look at its credentials:


The Vauxhall Corsa has always been a good-looking car, like all small cars have to be. Throughout its heritage, the Corsa has always had a curvaceous body steered towards the familiar lion badge adorning its frontage. Superminis now have to be able to cope with ostentatious colours and the Corsa is able to pull off most colours thrown at it.

Perky performance

All city and town cars have to be powered by a gutsy small engine or what is the point? The Vauxhall Corsa is a spritely motor with a surprising amount of refinement. Meanwhile, it is capable of good fuel economy with a good MPG output. So, it will be friendly to your wallet at the pump, but be able to put a smile on your face as you scoot around town.

Exceptional ride and handling

You would expect to have to shell out lots of dosh for a luxury car to experience the poise and composure that the Vauxhall Corsa provides. Its grip allows you to throw it into corners with confidence that it can cope at any speed on a winding B-road. The ride is comfortable, but firm and the seclusion from the outside world is just about as good as you will find in any small car.

Quality and practicality

In city cars quality and practicality is traditionally at a minimum, but this is not the case with the Corsa. There is admirable room in the back for passengers and the quality is similar to the larger and more expensive Astra, if not as well finished. This makes the Corsa not quite a family car, but a practical and refined city car for all.

Car finance deals for the Vauxhall Corsa

Few people purchase a used Vauxhall Corsa without considering one of the excellent used car finance deals that are currently available. The bigger used car dealers and car supermarkets have deals direct from the large finance lenders so low rates are definitely available. A great finance deal coupled with the Corsa's already good value in the marketplace ensure that this is a very enticing option to those seeking a used Corsa on finance.

It is well worth using a car finance calculator to discover the options you have for your monthly finance payments and then undertaking a quick 'Finance Check' to see your current credit worthiness. Once you know where you stand talk directly to the dealer to see what other special offers may be available and to ensure that you fully understand the terms and condition of the finance deal you are considering.

Put the fun back into driving by picking up a used Vauxhall Corsa at an affordable choice, you won't find a better Supermini.

4 / 5 stars