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The Vauxhall Corsa has a stylish and modern presence. It is as well made as a Volkswagen inside and can easily take four adults. It is very capable on motorways and A-Roads. The only criticisms are that basic specs are very basic and it's quite big.
Like the Peugeot 207, Volkswagen Fox and many others, the Corsa is surprisingly wide. This makes it very spacious up front and stable on the open road. But it robs it of practicality in cities and multi-stories. Nonetheless, this is a class leader.
As with several competitors it offers a range of engines, most of which we can quickly dismiss. Unless you need low, low insurance the 1.0 is too lacking in power. Unless you do huge miles, the 1.7 CDTI is too much. So that leaves the 1.2P,1.4P and 1.3D
The 1.4P is slightly more to buy and run than the 1.2P, as is the1.3 CDTi. The two bigger engined cars are similar money to buy, insure and run. The CDTi just offers 12 MPG more. Consider these if you want a 5 door or have passengers often.
Diesels hold on to their value a little better in the first year, whereas petrols can be picked up for under £9,000, diesels cling on to the £10,000 mark much longer. Three year olds are good value at £6,000-£7,000.
The one year old cars make a good short-term buy. You can sell them a year later before they drop at MOT. Buying a two year old car and doing the same thing is much more expensive, so you are better of hanging on to it longer or buying a three year old.