Used Vauxhall Corsa cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Vauxhall Corsa cars for sale. Every second hand Vauxhall Corsa has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Vauxhall Corsa cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

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Used Vauxhall Corsa pros and cons

+ Pretty good fun to drive

+ Efficient engines and electric version

+ Well-equipped as standard

- Infotainment is tricky to use

- Bumpy at slower speeds

- Space in the rear seats is poor

Is a used Vauxhall Corsa a good car?

The Vauxhall Corsa has become one of Britain’s most popular cars, beloved by young and old for its simple, affordable approach to motoring. While it’s not necessarily a car to get your pulse racing, the latest model is actually a handsome small car with more tech, better safety and higher quality than ever before.

And it’s this that keeps it competitive against some very capable cars such as the Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia, and its long-time nemesis, the Ford Fiesta. Despite smart looks on the outside, the interior is less flashy, with the Peugeot 208 feeling more upmarket inside. The Vauxhall is pretty spacious, though. Rear seat room is just okay, but the trade off is a boot that’s one of the biggest in its class.

Engine options are pretty wide-ranging for such a small car, with the used market flooded with petrol, diesel and electric options. Diesel is best if you do a lot of miles, electric if you do very few miles (and have somewhere to charge), and petrol for a combination of the two.

What to look for when buying a second hand Vauxhall Corsa

As for any small car that’s typically used in the city, take a close look for bodywork damage that could have been caused by parking mishaps or manoeuvring in tight spaces. Check alloy wheels for damage as kerb strikes are more likely in urban driving, paying close attention to any tyre damage that could mean a costly replacement, or worse, result in a blowout.

While the Corsa doesn’t tend to score particularly well in reliability surveys, there’s not a huge amount of evidence that they are more prone to needing repairs than any other cars. In fact, owners generally look quite favourably on Vauxhall thanks to low running costs and cheap repairs if something does go wrong.

One common complaint relates to trim quality, which doesn’t always stand up well in high-mileage vehicles, so have a good poke around the interior to check everything is secure and there are no annoying rattles on the move.

Vauxhall Corsa FAQs

The latest Vauxhall Corsa has proved pretty reliable, typically getting average scores in owner surveys. Although ‘average’ doesn’t sound like a huge compliment, it’s generally considered more reliable than its closest rival, the Ford Fiesta. Repairs should be fairly inexpensive if the worst does happen.

The Vauxhall Corsa has been built in Zaragoza, Spain since 2019.

The Vauxhall Corsa starts in insurance group 12E for the Design trim with the 75hp 1.2-litre engine, and rises to 22E for GS models with the 130hp 1.2-litre engine. For the Corsa Electric, insurance groups start at 24E for the GS, and 25E for the Anniversary Edition and Ultimate.

Corsa Electric models face no car tax, while petrol models are charged the standard rate of £165 per year.

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