Vauxhall Corsa Reviews
The car that is even cheaper than public transport in LondonVauxhall Corsa Hatchback 998cc petrol manual 3 doors (Reviewed on 3rd January 2013 by Tommy)
The reason I chose the Vauxhall Corsa was because of its very low road tax and insurance group. It appears to be the most sensible choice among its much smaller sized rivals in insurance group 2. The annual running cost of the Corsa was lower than the train fair in London. It was my first car so at first it seemed very luxurious, however, now looking back I must admit that the Corsa is a very basic and cheaply built car. The parts wore fast and it required rather frequent visits to the garage. Even passing the MOT was an issue due to some problems with CO2 emission. On motorways at 70+ mph it was making a lot of noise and shaking slightly, like a plane before take off!
My Corsa had a 1.0L engine so I could not have much fun driving, but I must admit it was very fluent on turnings and it could be quite a good racing car with a bigger engine in it.
Although the Corsa is not a very reliable car, it is extremely cheap to run and it is a great choice in comparison to public transport in London (which is even less reliable). Even taking into consideration the fact that you
may need to pay a mechanic for some repairs, it is definitely excellent value-for-money.