Vauxhall Corsa VXR hatchback (2007-2015): owner reviews

“The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is a small hot hatch in the mould of the Fiesta ST. While is it very fast, it can’t match the fun factor of the Ford.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

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Owners Rating

1.3 out of 5

0%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

vxr nurburgring

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Terrible car. Terrible company car. Only done 4000 miles been parked up at main dealers Penfold for 3 months. To be told by head office the warranty is void. Noise from engine, noise from gearbox. Cheap car. Cheap no good company. Let's hope this is the start of the end of Vauxhall Luton.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
Fun car with a very firm ride. However...although we've had the car from new and it's now only 2.5 years old, the side of the drivers seat has split at the seam. We only noticed this because some of the filling was hanging out! Took the car to our local Vauxhall garage who agreed that it shouldn't have happened and they sent some photos off to Vauxhall. They have come back to say it's "fair wear and tear!" We spend six months abroad each year and therefore do less than 5,000 per year in the Corsa. Have also had a substantial number of different cars over 50 years, some that have covered c. 25,000 miles per year, and have never experienced any problem with the seats. Also bought my son a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 turbo Elite about the same time as ours and although he has covered c. 36,000 miles in his car the driver's seat is as good as new. Will follow up with Vauxhall as the cost of repair is nearly £500 but not holding out much hope when you look at the other comments coming back from Vauxhall.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

nurburgring edition

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Own a Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition. Vauxhall's flagship. The car is 2 years old on a 62reg the mileage is 4,000 car cost is £18,000 I started to notice a clunk from the gearbox so I went to my local Vauxhall dealership in July. Penfolds Lewisham South East and left my car In Penfolds Repair Garage to be Diagnosed. I got a call the same day from Chris at the service desk at Penfolds and he told my car has low compression cylinder 4 and a Vauxhall engineer has to be send out to inspect my car. Penfolds was sure it was due to engine remapping so decided to void my warranty on my standard car. So I decided to call Vauxhall customer care department/Vauxhall's head office in Luton and spoke to a representative called Danielle Martins. I explained the problem my car has and the dealership voiding the warranty and Danielle could not help me and stop the dealership from voiding my warranty. So I decided to call them again the following day and I managed to speak with the regional manager Matt Hansworth Vauxhall Luton. He told me my car's warranty should not be voided on a car with such low millage and with no signs of modifications so he assigned a engineer to inspect my car and told Penfolds to continue diagnosing the problem. Three weeks later no engineer showed up and Vauxhall customer care representative Joanne called me and said I've got to sign a disclaimer for Vauxhall to send off my ECU Unit To Germany to Be Inspected and can take 2 weeks to come back with results to see if the ECU is standard and not remapped. This is outrageous because all Vauxhall wanted to do is find excuses not to fix my car because I'm a young lad with a VXR and the dealership automatically say the problem is due to the way I drive or that I have remapped my engine. It is terrible the way Vauxhall have dealt with me and the time It has taken to get things moving is just not good enough. Five weeks later my ECU Arrived at the dealership from Germany when it should of only been 2 weeks and the test results was CLEAR ECU STANDARD. Vauxhall was very embarrassed and assured me my car will be fixed but they have still not accepted the warranty claim and fix my car and they have to send a engineer out to inspect my car. What I should say is they mean find more excuses to not fix my car. Now after 7 weeks my car being in Vauxhall's dealership I had a phone called from Danielle Martins Vauxhall's customer care and she said I have to sign another disclaimer for the dealership to strip my engine and they will send an engineer to inspect my car. Now it's the end of September my car's been in the dealership near enough 3 months and Vauxhall do not have a clue what is wrong with my car and they have rejected my warranty claim to fix my car. And have put me aside now because of all the steering reclaims Vauxhall are too busy to talk to me let alone fix my car. After 11 weeks I have had nothing but Vauxhall to tell me false lies and excuses to get out of paying to rectify the problems and fix my car. Avoid this company with all means my car is 100% standard with 4,000 genuine miles and still in manufactures warranty and still Vauxhall will not fix a common problem of cylinder 4 low compression/misfire. Also engine oil is leaking from engine head and Vauxhall do not have no clue what is wrong with my car and refuse to honour my warranty.

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