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Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Limited Edition 3Dr Petrol Hatchback

Overview:

Mileage: 22,608
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 14/14
Colour: Red
Fuel Type: Petrol

Quote Reference Number: 036-519891

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Dark tinted rear glass
Electric front windows/one touch/auto reverse
Tinted glass
Rear wiper
Brakes
ABS+EBA
Hill start assist
Chassis/Suspension
Sports suspension
Driver Aids
Progressive power assisted steering
Driver Information
Service interval indicator
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Black door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Piano black centre console
Entertainment
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Auxiliary input socket
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Chrome detailing
Body colour rear lower skirt
Carbon flash black roof
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Door to door illumination
Daytime running lights
Follow me home headlights
Dark style headlights
Interior Features
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Twist cloth upholstery
Punch/Elba cloth upholstery
Chrome gear knob
Sports pedals
Packs
Technical pack - Corsa Energy
VXR styling pack - Corsa
Technical pack - Corsa
Safety
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Seats
Height adjustable driver's seat
Front sports seats
Front seat back map pockets
Security
Immobiliser
Remote central deadlocking
Wheels - Alloy
17" Black alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Manager Pic Will Renton, CMA General Manager
Key Features
"Low Insurance**We have for sale this popular one owner corsa Limited Edition, this car has the 1.2 engine which delivers good performance, with very low insurance, features include, power steering, alloys, air con, cd player, immobiliser, remote central locking, with the 17 " Alloys in black really set this car off, with the combined black roof"
Key Features
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Low Mileage
  • CD Player
  • USB

Ten Second Review

In improved third generation guise, Vauxhall's Corsa supermini finally justifies its strong sales figures on genuine merit, good looks and slick design also matched in this version by more efficient engines and a sharper driving experience.

Background

Over the last few years, we've had to change our perceptions of exactly what a small little hatchback - a supermini - actually is. After all, the small urban runabout role models like this used to perform is now covered by smaller citycars, leaving today's supermini as a much more grown-up thing, safer, more spacious and able to cover longer distances. But as any teenager will tell you, being grown-up can also mean being boring. At its launch in 2007, this third generation Vauxhall Corsa wasn't alone in offering a larger-car feel but without the kind of spark and vitality that once made small cars like this so much fun. And that wasn't something that Vauxhall could afford to leave alone in the face of competition from an arch-rival as dynamically-adept as Ford's Fiesta. Hence this improved version with its sharper responses, introduced at the same time as engine tweaks have made the Corsa line-up one of the most fuel-efficient and eco-conscious choices in its class.

Driving Experience

There's never been too much wrong with the way a Corsa responds: it just wasn't anything out of the ordinary. And with 'ordinary' being something that Vauxhall isn't too comfortable with these days, things had to change. With this improved third generation model, that seems to be happening. The enhancements themselves don't sound too huge - tweaked power steering for more driving 'feel', plus revisions to springs, dampers and anti-roll bars - but together, they add up to quite a lot. Not quite enough to make this as sharp as a Fiesta but very close while, at the same time, providing a more relaxed, family-friendly drive. The improvements to the 'driving experience' are significant. The previously over-light electric power steering now decently communicates what the front wheels are doing. As for the spring and damper tweaks, the chassis feels slightly more supple than before, the ride remains on the firm side. Vauxhall has re-fettled virtually all the engines on offer. Which is perhaps just as well in the case of the necessary in case of the1.2-litre petrol unit under the bonnet of the model driven here which previously would have sometimes struggled a little faced with the task of hauling up to 1244kgs of fully-laden Corsa. A small but useful 5PS improvement now gives an output of 85PS which makes progress a little more relaxed.

Design and Build

The third generation Corsa has real visual impact. Though it shares its platform, suspension and steering with Fiat's Grande Punto, there's a very different look and feel, the front end featuring a deep Vauxhall V-grille with aggressive air intakes under the bumper and a pair of headlamps that smear back along the wings. Though both three and five-door bodystyles occupy pretty much the same footprint on the road, Vauxhall has tried to give them each their own separate appeal, though the three-door tested here does look a little sleeker with its rear wheelarch bulges and raked rear window. Inside there's a solid Germanic quality to its build combined with slick design that catches the eye. There are classy touches like the translucent ambient lighting on the window switches and centre console buttons - though it's a pity you only get this (and more important features like height adjustment for the seat and reach adjustment for the steering wheel) on plusher versions. In the back, there's plenty of room for two fully-grown adults, though in three-door form as tested the ambience can be a little claustrophobic. There's a reasonable 285-litres of bootspace with all the seats in place. If that isn't enough, then of course there's the usual option of the rear bench forward (it's split-folding unless you're in a really basic version), which in this case frees up 1100-litres of luggage space.

Market and Model

History has taught us that UK car buyers quite like Vauxhall superminis and one reason why lies with their affordability. List figures suggest that you'll be paying somewhere in the £12,000 to £15,000 bracket for your 1.2-litre Corsa, with a premium of just over £400 if you want five-doors rather than three. Under the bonnet of both three and five-door models, petrol people will mainly be choosing between a 65PS 1.0-litre, this model's 85PS 1.2 and a 100PS 1.4 - though there is still a frantic 192PS VXR model for hot hatch fans. Diesel drivers meanwhile who are agonising between 75 and 90PS versions of Vauxhall's familiar 1.3 CDTi unit should instead in my view be directed towards the greener and more powerful 95PS ecoFLEX variant. There's also a 1.7-litre CDTi 130PS diesel. You'll need a reasonable level of spec for a reasonable level of equipment, but all models do come with a CD stereo, remote central locking and electric mirrors. Of course on plusher trim levels or on the options list, there's a whole rosta of 'big car-style' equipment, including headlamps that follow you round corners and a clever Enhanced Understeer Control system. One really neat option is a Flex-Fit integrated bike rack that slides out of the rear bumper. Safety-wise, there's a minimum of two airbags - and six on most models - though you've to pay extra for ESP stability control.

Cost of Ownership

Across the range, Corsas are over 13% more frugal than they used to be - and greener too, with most of the engines on offer emitting less than 125g/km of CO2. Indeed, Vauxhall reckons it sells more sub-125g/km cars than any other brand. The economy star is this car, the 95PS 1.3-litre CDTi ecoFLEX diesel model. It manages up to 76.3mpg on the combined cycle and puts out just 98g/km of CO2, plus it's much cheaper than a comparable Ford Fiesta ECOnetic: enough said. If you'd prefer a petrol, you'll be pleased to find that both the 1.0 and this 1.2-litre variant are now in more affordable VED tax bands, the 1.2-litre emitting 124g/km of CO2 and returning 53.3mpg on the combined cycle. Even the petrol 1.4 model is capable of over the 50mpg, managing 51.4mpg on the combined cycle. And, like most of the other models in the range, it comes with an eco gearshift indicator built into the instrument cluster to prompt you when to change gear for the best economy returns. Residual values won't be amongst the strongest, but you can balance that against the sharp deal you'll probably get up-front. Insurance groupings are between 2 and 8 for mainstream models.

Dark tinted rear glass, ABS+EBA, Sports suspension, Progressive power assisted steering, Service interval indicator, Heated door mirrors, Piano black centre console, Steering wheel mounted audio controls...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)13.6
Engine Power - BHP85
Engine Power - KW63
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT85
Engine Torque - MKG11.8
Engine Torque - NM115
Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed107

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO0.301
CO2 (g/km)129 (g/km)
HC0.032
HC+NOx0.057
Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.025
ParticlesN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)51.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8
EC Urban (mpg)39.2

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