What Car? Magazine's car of the Year 2007
Three cars made it through to the shortlist for our overall award - the
Audi TT, Citroen's C4 Picasso and the Vauxhall Corsa
. All of the
finalists set new benchmarks for excellence in their class, but it's the
Corsa which most deserves our ultimate accolade.
In its class, the Vauxhall is a clear winner, and its class is just about the toughest to excel in.
the past couple of years, superminis hve grown from being simple
shopping trolleys to proper transport for a growing family. They've got
bigger in pretty much every respect - they're longer and wider, have
more space inside, are safer and more luxurious and offer new standards
of quality and refinement.
The best news is that prices have
remained pretty static - you're now getting an incredible amount of car
for your money. We reckon you can get our winner for under £10k with
some keen haggling. It's a genuine bargain.
From the moment we
stepped inside the car, we knew it was a winner. Its quality hits you
when you open the door - the interior manages to look stylish without
being faddish and it's made with some outstanding materials. It's a
pleasure to spend time behind the steering wheel, and that's before
you've turned the ignition on.
Turn on, check the rev counter to
make sure the car's ticking over (yes, it's that quiet), select first
and move off. The steering is nice and meaty, but easy enough not to
make parking a chore. The 1.4-litre engine is smooth, the ride is simply
sublime and it's as good to drive as it is to look at.
completeness of the Corsa that we love - for supermini buyers it ticks
every single box. For us, it's the best new car we've had the pleasure
of testing over the past 12 months.
Vauxhall Corsa Voted UKs Favourite Car
Moneysupermarket.com has published a report that crowns the Vauxhall
Corsa as Britain’s favourite car of 2010. The UK-based company looked at
the top fifty car insurance providers and the Corsa came on top for
It’s another jewel in the crown of Vauxhall, who has received critical
acclaim from journalists and drivers alike for the Corsa. It’s become a
car finance success, and with this new accolade, the Corsa is sure to
continue selling like hot cakes.
The report also showed that the most searched engine was a 1.6-litre –
which proves that motorists are looking for more eco-friendly