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2014 (64) Vauxhall Corsa1.6T VXR 3dr

Livingston Vauxhall
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlService interval indicator
Trip computerVXR instrument panel with speedometer and tachometer

Exterior Features

Centre Exhaust TailpipeDaytime running lights
Front fog lightsRear wiper
VXR air dam/body colour bumper with honeycomb sports front grilleVXR rear roof spoiler
VXR side sills and rear bumper 

Interior Features

3 Spoke sports multifunction flat bottomed leather steering wheelDualFloor Cargo floor
Integral front head restraintsVXR alloy effect door sill covers
VXR alloy pedalsVXR gearknob

Safety

Driver/Front Passenger airbagsESP plus + traction control
Front seat side impact airbagsHill start assist
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Remote security alarm system 

Technical

Lowered and uprated VXR sports suspension 

Wheels

Emergency tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.32CO2 (g/km)172
HC0.052HC+NOx0.093
Noise Level dB(A)74NOx0.041
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1598Compression Ratio8.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)38.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9EC Urban (mpg)28.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power192
Coin DescriptionTCoin SeriesVXR
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)6.8
Engine Power - BHP192Engine Power - KW141
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5850
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170Engine Torque - MKG24
Engine Torque - NM230Engine Torque - RPM1980
Top Speed140 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleY DESIGN 5 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1488Length3999
Wheelbase2511Width1713
Width (including mirrors)1944 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)285No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Corsa

By Steve Walker

Introduction

When we speak about hot hatchbacks, we're talking about ordinary cars modified to go extraordinarily quickly. We're talking about affordable performance and aggressive looks. Vauxhall's Corsa VXR delivers in all these areas but should interested buyers bother to seek them out on the used car market?

History

Vauxhall used to badge its performance cars GSi. There were some quick models with SRi stamped on the tailgate though. Oh yes, and GTE always spelt big fun too while many SXi models came with a mild dynamic flavour. Beyond that, there have been GLS, GLi, CDX and CDi Vauxhall variants to contend with that weren't overly sporty. Some cars were even badged 'Sport'. It was all as clear as a bucket of snow. What Vauxhall needed was a recognisable performance brand that customers could get a solid handle on. Inevitably, it settled on another three-letter combo - VXR. Rather than sticking with the 'Scrabble bag' method of determining nomenclature, Vauxhall chose to develop VXR as its flagship sporting brand much as Volkswagen has GTI and Honda has Type-R. It forged a perceptual link with its VX Racing motorsport team in the process, underlining the connection between the Vauxhalls people can buy and the ones they saw on the track. First off the production line was the VXR version of the VX220 sportscar. Then came the Monaro VXR, a muscular V8 coupe, and the Astra VXR of 2005. All of these cars offered big power, rapid performance and bundles of fun for the money but were criticised for a certain lack of finesse. The Corsa VXR that arrived in 2007 wasn't lacking in brute force but it was the first VXR Vauxhall that could live with its major rivals in terms of the way it put that power to use. The Corsa VXR is the hot version of the Corsa supermini that launched in 2006 to critical acclaim. Cabin quality, interior space and ride comfort were key strengths of the basic car but the VXR model took it off in a far more dynamic direction with a comprehensive set of performance and styling modifications. The options available to buyers were limited with the car coming in three-door guise with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, a six-speed manual gearbox and a single trim level. More choice was provided by 888 special edition VX Racing Edition models that were made available early in 2009 with 500 VXR Arctic cars turning up a at dealerships around the same period.

What You Get

VXR products don't tend to be shrinking violets and true to form, there's very little that's low key about the Corsa VXR. The bodywork is riddled with scoops and vents with much of the styling embellishments taking triangular form. There's triangular mesh in the grille with its body-coloured V-bar and under bumper, while each of the fog lights is housed at the end of its own vaguely triangular chrome funnel. The fetching wing mirrors have a triangle hole beneath and at the back of the car, there's a triangular exhaust finisher as a final retort to those left floundering in the VXR's wake. The attention to detail, both inside and out, is impressive and Vauxhall certainly pulled out the stops to differentiate the VXR from humbler Corsa offerings. The cabin is dominated by the specially-designed shell-backed Recaro seats which offer outstanding support and comfort. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is another upmarket feature that will set the enthusiast's heart aflutter and you have the general build quality of the standard Corsa which is as good as any of its direct rivals. Standard equipment includes ESP stability control, air-conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows and door mirrors, a CD stereo and 17" alloy wheels. Vauxhall offered massive 18" alloy wheels as an option, the biggest ever offered on a supermini at the time, and they really add something to the exterior with little detrimental effect to the ride quality. Once you've got your hands on one, running costs for a Corsa VXR should be reasonable for a car in this class with a combined average of 35.8mpg and 190g/km CO2 emissions.

What to Look For

The problem with buying a second-hand Corsa VXR isn't the car itself so much as its previous owner or owners. Hot hatchbacks of this sort attract a certain kind of buyer and then set about encouraging them to make the most of all that performance. This can be bad news for tyres, brakes, gearboxes and clutches, so check these carefully. Also look out for any signs of accident damage and carry out a full history check. Those big alloy wheels will be prone to kerbing and the low front spoiler can also pick-up knocks, so check out these areas too.

Replacement Parts

(Approx - based on a 2007 Corsa VXR) Consumables for the Corsa are reasonably priced, an air filter retailing at around £11, a fuel filter costing around £20 and an oil filter £9. Spark plugs are £5 each and a new cam belt adds up to approximately £60.

On the Road

This Vauxhall takes the turbocharged route to achieving its formidable performance, the 1.6-litre engine fitted with a BorgWarner turbo unit to help it to a 189bhp maximum power output. Like the best modern turbocharged engines, power and torque are served up in a progressive fashion from low in the rev range with no discernable lag. The 230Nm maximum torque output is available from 1,980rpm to 5,850rpm but a clever overboost facility actually gives the driver 266Nm for a period of five seconds when full throttle is deployed. It all helps the VXR generate searing pace with rapid responses to throttle inputs. The engine doesn't reward excursions into the upper rev range vocally in the way that the normally-aspirated powerplants of some rivals do but it's got serious shove down low where you want it and there's the added bonus of strong refinement on the open road. The standard Corsa serves up impressive ride quality but the VXR takes a firmer line with springs that are 12mm lower at the front and 19mm lower at the rear as well as specially-tuned gas-pressure shock absorbers. Information about the road surface is transmitted to the driver more effectively with the VXR staying flat and planted in corners, but the ride remains reasonably compliant, making the VXR a rewarding companion for blasts down Britain's poorly-surfaced B-roads. The sharp steering also helps on the open road but the turning circle isn't great, which can be a pain around town. You also need to be careful with that throttle when accelerating from low speeds because of the sharp throttle and torque steer as the VXR tries to put its power down.

Overall

The Corsa VXR is a fine hot hatchback and was one of the very best on the market at the time of its 2007 launch. It doesn't serve up the purest driving experience for a car of its type but few have a more immediate and engaging feel. It's also one of the quickest supermini-based performance cars around and Vauxhall made every effort to underline its potency with aggressive styling and racy detailing inside and out. The overall effect may be a little too extreme for some tastes but if you like your hot hatch with extra attitude, this souped-up Corsa delivers the goods.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£168.26
Deposit£300
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£9498
Credit amount£9198
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3516
Total amount payable£11,725.22
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge2.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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