Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very impressed. Engine not as bad as the magazine reviews indicated - guess you need to live with the car for six months before you can make real judgements. Economy nowhere near as good as Government figures, but still quite impressive given the way I drive. Insurance was amazing, £175 fully comp with all the add-ons. This, combined with nearly 10mpg more than old car and scrappage made this a great deal. Especially given I'll save nearly a hundred quid on the road tax each year too. Have done some big trips in this small engined car and it's handled them with great aplume. Comfort is top notch and it handles like a hot hatch making A - B travelling along country roads nowhere near as slow as expected - very reminisint of my old MG Metro (RIP).

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It's never let me down yet, I.e. no breakdowns. It's old now, so is costing more to maintain than a few years ago. however, I'm still happy with maintenance costs for its age compared to previous vauxhall cars I've owned. It's now an old car, so is not "efficient" as it used to be. it is however quite satisfactory as a "run-around" car, with the odd long journey for uk holidays.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its not realy broken down yet I used to drive my sisters v reg ford fiesta and that never broke down and I used to regularly drive to london in that, thats what made me buy my own fiesta. Its ok for fuel parts are not to expensive. Its not the best performance but it is quite old, does the job for me so im happy with it.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's very good for what it is, but having previously had a 2001 Punto 16v ELX, despite a similar engine it can't deliver the performance because of the excess weight, which is its biggest disappointment.

Also, although unique on launch, it has become the template, making it the most generic hatchback EVER.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Hand Brake keeps jamming on, they wouldnt fix it under warranty, so I am waiting for next sevice which includes the servicing of the hand brake. Front brakes are on a recall, but every time i have tried to book it in, am told the parts are not yet available.
Other than that, i think the car pretty good.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Rear brakes and drums have had to be replaced after just 6 months and were not under warranty ! vauxhall completed the work as good will. good outcome in end but should not develop this fault these days. Was led to believe it was better on fuel when purchasing than it actually is !

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have not had any issue with my car yet, but reading about it has issues that I am still to experience. A full tank of fuel does me for a whole month, parts are cheap like brakes and tyres. and three cost of oils and other fluid are all cheap as car dies not have huge tanks.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

over rated - engine under powered have 1.3 cdti 5 door,fuel economy not as advertised.has had to get new clutch,brakes were said to be replaced year before this year 80% worn ?? usual franchise dealer nonsense.Not buying vauxhall again my 05 renault scenic was more reliable..

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Lovely small car, easy to park, fast enough for me, great steering, economical, just what I need. Love the 03 reg. Corsa, looks much better than the new one, which is heavy and needs a much bigger engine than mine (which has 1.2 and that is plenty).

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Still new so can only go by the last 5 months...but it's been fine. Again can only go by the 5 months I've had the car. had no service costs just petrol, which has been a bit of a shock but to be expected with the car we boughtj.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

brilliant first car, the 1.4 gives enough power to satisfy performance needs and the SXI gives the normal boring stylish a bit of class. i would definitely consider another corsa in the future over an equivalent fiesta etc.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever, kia warranty for 7 years from new and serviced annually - safe and reliable car. Average 80 miles daily - at 54mpg, good value! Its a diesel so not great acceleration, but best diesel I've driven.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It is like your coat - there when you need it. I feel it should do more miles per gallon. the previous corsa was better at about 45. both 1.2 but do not come up to the standard of the 1.6 astra atlas of 1995.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from having to change to winter tyres every year because of some roads in this area don't get gritted. this car has never let me down. It does cost a lot to run this car but no more than any others.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very good at handling round corners, feels very stable and holds the road well when driving at speed. Fuel consumption is not so bad just depends on how it's driven, however a tyre cost around ł200.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down, solely servicing items, eg. bulbs, tyres. Cost reasonable. solely normal servicing costs such as brake pads, tyres, oil & filter. battery and exhaust are original items.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

During the recent bad weather, the car stood for seven days and started the first time of asking. Good on long journeys, uses more petrol on short distances due to stopping and starting.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I've only had the car seven months but it has already done 10,000 miles with great ease. I drive nearly 100 miles per day to anf from work. this costs me ł62 a week in fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not had a problem yet touch wood and it accelerates and handles like a dream. As it is a performance car it is slightly expensive to run and maintain.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I hace had no problems in all weathers it is reliable. Better than expected. Fo r a msll for a small engined car it performs above its weight..

Performance: 1/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Overall, very pleased. However, manufacturer could make better use of available space, such as drinks holders, easier access glovebox etc.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a 2009 plate, so far so good - no issues at all. I have only bought one tyre so far and had it serviced and mot'd at average rate.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts and drive. a number of niggles however. Generally good. cat parts bought through car warehouse and not main dealership.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what I expected it to do, not to bad at anything, but not great at anything. Teachers report would be " could do better ".

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

During recent flooding had reason to drive through about 18 inches of water numerous occasions and did'nt even stall or falter

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Always sure it will start & perform the way I expect. I only pay for worn parts as vauxhall have given me a lifetime warranty.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had an issue with this or or other corsas. Fule consumption improved over previous corsa but still seems disappointing.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It has not let us down yet and I do not expect it to do so. As all drivers we would like more miles for our gallon.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good - havn'thad any issues. Full tank lasts me two weeks. parts are always in good supply at a good price.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very pleased with ride, handling, performance and reliability. Running costs are high though. 1.6 sri 5-door.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I was unable to get into my car before as the centrel locking broke. I put in about 20 pounds per week.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

this is a vehicle that suits my needs almost perfectlty so don't see the need to change it.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Suitable for most of my needs, but I miss the performance I would expect from a 1.4 engine.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have replaced the radiator. It is gutsy on fuel but the performance compensates for it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great little car--good in town---just the two of us so also good for long distance trips

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Hasn't put a foot wrong. Around 54 pound to fill car up get around 380 miles to a tank.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Broken down a few times - new clutch, head gasket. Fuel tank capacity could be larger.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Already had back to garage as brakes stuck on. Fuel consumpsion not as expected.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

excellent - does the job it was bought for ie small car for ferrying around kids

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It does what it says on the box, for its price it does what it should do

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
1997-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Great. only batteries and lights been changed over 13 years. It's fine.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Solid reliable and simple. Mot, service and occasional repairs.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's ok. Reasonable. Not high performance but does the job.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. One service a year...nothing in between.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had to address one or two issues. Fuel costs are high.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues so far. Petrol usage higher than expected.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts without probles. Fuel intake good.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Too new to give accurate answer. Appears ok.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good handling and as its new - works perfect

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2001-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Zero breakdowns in 6 years (70000 miles)

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Superb car, performance is excellent.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Parts are best bought on line.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what it says on the tin!

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not had to buy anything yet.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Not a bad little run about

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It starts. It needs fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice car underpowered

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Timeing chain sliped

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good little car

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Quite like it.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good. Low.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

good

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

good

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5