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The Vauxhall Corsa continues to be a popular choice amongst our customers here at Creditplus, with a large number of successful car finance applications completed for this model last month. We take a closer look at the Corsa  to see just why it’s so popular. Britain’s 4th most popular car, the Vauxhall Corsa is ideal for the busy professional looking for something affordable yet stylish. Big enough for a small family, whilst small enough to make city and urban driving a breeze, the Corsa is a versatile option for those looking to buy their first car. Available in a wide variety of different variations, there is a version to suit your needs whatever they may be.

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In terms of running costs, the Corsa is an affordable option. Many of the newer models are extremely fuel efficient, with the Vauxhall Corsa Excite using 63 miles per gallon for urban driving, this car doesn’t drink petrol. Emissions vary between models with most not exceeding Band D, which means a years worth of tax will set you back £100. The Corsa also falls into the lowest car insurance bands, so are ideal if you’re a new driver or have not yet built up a no claim bonus.



Another attractive feature is the Corsa’s reliability. 30,000 user reviews on Auto Express gave the car a score of 4 out of 5 or higher for reliability. And if you do encounter any problems, there is a huge number of dealers available for servicing, parts and repair.


Fitted with driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags as standard, modern Corsas also comes with an Electronic Stability System that provides high levels of traction control to stop any wheel spinning on slippery road surfaces. Hill start assist is another option that removes some of the hassle from those steep roads, and a tyre pressure monitoring system option will keep track of the wear and tear to your wheels. Euro NCAP (the European car safety assessment programme) rated the car 5 stars for safety, the highest score possible.



The Corsa feels spacious for a supermini, there’s no feeling of claustrophobia that can make long drives a hassle. One of the key attractions is the amount of space for rear passengers. You can easily fit four adults inside without any complaints of feeling cramped or trapped. The interior looks and feels first rate, with the steering wheel and gear stick both feeling comfortable to use. An added bonus are the stereo controls on the steering wheel, making switching stations or adjusting volume easier and safer. CD player with MP3 compatibility are fitted as standard. Driver’s seat height adjuster means you can position yourself with the best view of the road to suit your body. 285 litres of boot space means there’s plenty of room for storing shopping bags or suitcases. And if you really want to show off, you can get a model with a leather steering wheel.

Final Statement

The Vauxhall Corsa  is an ideal first car. Low running costs mean it won’t drain your wallet each month, whilst the high safety rating should provide you with some peace of mind when out on the road. Combine that with the comfortable interior design and you’re sorted.

To see new and used Vauxhall Corsa’s we have available, visit our database of cars for sale.  You may also like to read our collection of customer and industry Vauxhall car reviews.

The Corsa is one of our most popular cars. If you think it is the right car for you, our online decision tool and armchair service can make it happen.  Apply online today for an instant car loan decision, as part of our ethical lending policy applying online will not impact your credit file.

Like superminis but unsure if the Corsa is right for you? We took a look at the best on the market in this blog post earlier this year.

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