Vauxhall Corsa VXR

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  • 3,303 Miles
  • Reg Date: 2015/64

Here we have a super 2015/64 plate Vauxhall Corsa VXR finished in £275 optional Glacier White with Contrasting Leather and Cloth Recaro Sports Seats. Its travelled just 3,356 miles by its only Lady Owner and it is in as new condition. It benefits from the balance of the Vauxhall 3 year warranty until February 2018. It also benefits from the £200 Diamondbrite paint protection system.

Specification is comprehensive including all the essentials such as Air Con, Electric Windows, Mirrors, ICE with CD and Dab Radio and this fully featured example has the extra cost £315 Bluetooth/Phonesys plus and Steering Wheel Controls for ICE and Phone. Its priced to sell quickly too, the best value 2015 VXR in the land!

The Corsa VXR pushes out 189bhp and 170lb ft of torque delivered all the way from 1980-5000rpm and with its overboost facility too its right up there with Hot Hatch echelon! It may not have all the bells and whistles of the highly aclaimed Fiesta ST but its actually equally as much fun to drive in my opinion, feeling more of a RS derived model compared to the Fiesta and of course you aren’t going to buy a 3,300 mile 2015 ST for just £12,995!

Vauxhall state an average 37mpg and £205 annual RFL fee so its not going to break the bank to run this super Hot Hatch either!

Autocar Magazine said 

“No upsets from the figures, either. With 189bhp the Corsa might lag the Clio on power, but with 192lb ft from the turbocharged 1.6 engine (on 15-second overboost; 169lb ft is normal from 1,980rpm), the Corsa is the hardest-hitting of the sub-16-grand hot hatches, 0-60mph taking just 6.8sec. It might have the usual styling cues, but to drive though, the Corsa is quite different to what we’ve come to expect from VXR. Power delivery is progressive, the throttle mapping sensible, with none of the sudden, attention-seeking turbo surge that can make the Astra VXR such a frustratingly blunt tool. Drop the windows an inch and it even does a decent impression of the Astra’s ripping turbo snarl.

More surprises are in store at the first corner. First, how with very little steering effort the Corsa darts towards the apex – the electrically assisted variable-ratio rack making the steering quick-acting around the straight ahead, more progressive mid-corner and then faster again at full lock. It takes a little learning and, like the flat-bottomed steering wheel, feels a bit gimmicky until you get used to it.

And while there is occasional stickiness through the wheel on full beans, there’s none of the dreaded torque steer of the Astra VXR. The second mid-corner discovery is grip, and masses of it. Our test car rode on 18-inch wheels, wrapped in 225mm-section tyres, which give the Corsa pretty much unbreachable adhesion in anything less than full hooligan mode. Vauxhall says the standard 17-inch wheels give the best blend of handling and ride, and although we’ve yet to try that set-up, we don’t doubt it. That said, on the choppy roads of our test route the big-wheeled Corsa flowed impressively. Over the same roads, a Mini Cooper S would have heads bashing the headlining

Unlike its VXR stablemates – which are rapid, but rather crude – the Corsa VXR is quite the polished article.

It’s a similar story inside. Yes the VXR steering wheel and Recaro sport seats are both suitably sporty, but they are also perfectly liveable, demanding little compromise. Add to that the intrinsic Corsa qualities of space, refinement and big-car feel and for all the VXR’s go, it’s a pretty civil car”

Car Magazine said 

“When it comes to showroom appeal, the Corsa VXR’s cup runneth over. Attractively priced, aggressively styled and easy to drive, it has an answer for every question the street

Compared to the Clio, against the clock, the two are pretty evenly matched, the Corsa requiring 7.2sec to reach 62mph, 0.3sec longer than the Clio needs. But on the road the differences are enormous. The Clio, all revs, natural aspiration and horsepower is hard work compared with the torquey turbocharged Vauxhall. Unless you’re stirring away at the gears like a madman, the Renault can feel surprisingly slow, far slower than the VXR does given the same conditions when its hearty 170lb ft of torque, delivered all the way from 1980-5000rpm, takes you safely past dawdling Mini Coopers.

The Corsa rides incredibly well, even on the optional 18-inch boots allowing you to carry terrific speed across country, does. It also makes the VXR very easy to live with. It’s torquey, quiet, and doesn’t suffer the Clio’s awful low gearing which makes motorway work such a pain”

Security is taken care of by a Thatcham Cat 1 Immobiliser and Alarm linked to the Central Locking System.

All of our sales cars undergo a complete Inspection before being placed on sale, supported by a comprehensive warranty, offering you complete confidence and peace of mind in your Investment.

Call the Showroom on 01384 442369, or Ian 07801 389439  for further Information or to arrange a viewing.

Finance packages available for Business users and Private purchasers that can be tailored to suit your Individual requirements. Part Exchanges welcome too of course.

 

 

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