Used Vauxhall Corsa deals

Starting at less than £120 a month: used Vauxhall Corsa deals

Murray Scullion
May 21, 2018

The Vauxhall Corsa has been on sale for 25 years now. During that time it has cemented itself in the British way of life, and has been seen in supermarkets and high-streets up and down the country.

It’s regularly been on the best-sellers list too - which is great news for the savvy second-hand buyer. Those wanting to save themselves some serious money have a huge amount of choice to pick from.

The Value-focused Corsa Energy can be had for sub £100 a month, SE models get Vauxhall’s OnStar ‘in-car concierge’ service, and there’s a fast and loud VXR for the hot-hatch fans too.

Scroll down for some help in picking the right Corsa for you, or click the button below to get searching.

Used Vauxhall Corsa (2006-2014) deals

The previous generation Vauxhall Corsa was in production for more than a decade, and there were no shortage of models launched in this time, offering a variety of options aimed at different users.

Despite the car's age, the styling still looks fairly modern and the interior is solid. It’s well designed, with a comfortable ride and good noise insulation, making it quieter than other cars of a similar age.

The ineterior might be hushed but it also doesn’t have a great deal of storage. And the petrol engines are underpowered compared to rivals like the Ford Fiesta.

The Corsa is available in a huge array of specifications and models though. Highlights include the bonkers VXR which has almost 200 horsepower and a 0-60mph acceleration time of 6.8 seconds. Chunky bodykit additions to the exterior aren't for the meek. The Corsa VXR can be had for around less than £8,500, or less than £140 a month.

The most popular Corsa, the SE, has alloy wheels and air conditioning, and starts at around £100 a month.


Used Vauxhall Corsa (2014-present) deals

The latest Corsa can be identified by the hook shape on the outside of each of the headlights, as shown above. It’s an evolution of the previous model and generally better in all respects - but more expensive.

Overall it’s a good product. Up there with the best in class like the Ford Fiesta, but maybe lacking the quality of the more expensive Volkswagen Polo.

It’s still on sale now and you can choose either a three-door car with only two front doors (and the bootlid that makes three) of a five-door model, shown above, which is more practical if you'll be carrying passengers in the back. The mainstream petrol engines offer adequate, if unexciting performance, while the diesels can return excellent fuel economy of 70mpg or more if you drive smoothly

There are plenty of trims to pick from as well. The cheapest is the Sting, which is the cheapest to insure. It's the most basic in terms of equipment but still comes with alloy wheels and a set of bonnet stripes, which make it cleaer that the model's aimed at newly-qualified young drivers. Prices for these cars start at less than £100 a month for a 2015 model with around 12,000 miles on the clock. Energy models get you air-conditioning and DAB radio and start at around £110 with similar mileage.


Best used Vauxhall Corsa for fuel economy

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi

The most economical Corsa is the 1.3-litre diesel model with an Easytronic automatic gearbox. It returns an official 83.1mpg rating (expect less than 70mpg in real-world driving). However, the less economical (80.7mpg official mpg) manual is smoother and better to use than the jerky automatic.


Best used Vauxhall Corsa for value

Vauxhall Corsa Design

This value model is a bit like supermarket branded food. It doesn’t necessarily look the best on the outside, but it’s just the same stuff on the inside. It has Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system with DAB digital radio, air-conditioning, foglights and a leather steering wheel. Although it does lack alloy wheels (but they can be bought as an additional option), these other essential items make it our pick for value - especially in five door form.

Best used Ford Vauxhall Corsa for young drivers

Vauxhall Corsa Sting

The Sting is aimed at younger drivers looking for for rock bottom insurance prices, but sporty looks. We’re sure its 16in alloy wheels alone are alluring enough for some young drivers, and it comes with stripes on the bodywork (which may be a bit much for some buyers) and a leather steering wheel, while the Sting R adds sporty suspension, a fancier steering wheel, sports pedals and a chrome-effect exhaust pack.


Best used Vauhall Corsa deals for families

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T ecoFLEX Design 5dr

The Corsa is infamous for its sheer amount of trim levels. But Design includes most of the essentials, except alloy wheels, which are optional extras. The 1-litre turbocharged petrol is economical but powerful. And it’s available in five door guise too.

Best used Vauxhall Corsa deals for performance

Vauxhall Corsa 1.6T VXR 

Corsa VXR body

It’s loud, fast, and boisterous, just like a VXR should be. Vauxhall’s high-performance Corsa is guaranteed to put a grin on your face.


Best used Vauxhall Corsa deals for gadgets

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 SE ecoFLEX

SE brings you all the gadgets without the need for more expensive engines. Like the Energy, it has rain-sensitive wipers, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a heated steering wheel and heated seats. But it also boasts Vauxhall’s OnStar ‘in-car concierge’ service and parking sensors.


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