The Vauxhall Corsa S 1.0i ecoFLEX can be bought for less effort than watching television. How? Via a 0% interest finance plan (representative). Furthermore, the terms can be modified to suit the motorist's requirements. He/she can, therefore, influence the size of the deposit, the monthly payments and the length of the contract. All this comes courtesy of Vauxhall's Flexible Finance Calculator. The manufacturer – assuming its representative can drag himself away from the television - will also contribute £750 towards the deposit. If the motorist does not increase this sum – and purchases over the minimum twenty-four month period – the regular payments will be £453.13. This totals £11,625 throughout the term including the manufacturer's contribution. That is list price. The buyer could, however, make smaller instalments over any number of months up to sixty so the payments could fall to £181.25. Plus, if the customer increases the deposit to (say) £5,000 overall this further shrinks the instalments over sixty months to £110.42. Significantly, however the finance terms are set the total cost remains £11,625.
Vauxhall Corsa S 1.0i ecoFLEX Review
The Vauxhall Corsa S 1.0i ecoFLEX might be a low-spec model but it has numerous strengths.
These include the 65PS petrol engine that averages 55.4mpg, returns 65.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and hits 44.1mpg in town. These figures are more than respectable considering the price tag. Furthermore, carbon emissions are only 120g/km which places this supermini in Road Tax Band C. That ensures it can be taxed for free in year one then for £30 from year two (at today's rates). The only gremlin is that this workhorse has very modest acceleration compared to most of its siblings. No rushing home to watch television, then. The Vauxhall Corsa is pleasant to drive thanks to the confident suspension, nicely weighted steering, and respectable ride. These characteristics complement the class-competitive 285-litre boot that can be increased to 1,100-litres by folding the rear seats flat. That is similar to the seat-down capacity of some small family cars – so there is plenty of room for tv guides. Standard equipment includes: multiple air-bags, electric mirrors, central locking and daytime running lights so the specification is fairly basic. On the plus side, this minimises repair bills as there is very little to break. If only the same could be said for a new, top-of-the-range, television.
By Stephen Turvil
Mon, 23 Sep 2013