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    Who has had experience with buying a vauxhall corsa preferably 2007-2011, I would like to know of things i should look out for when buying one.
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    Who has had experience with buying a vauxhall corsa preferably 2007-2011, I would like to know of things i should look out for when buying one.
    I had nothing but problems with mine - check whether it's chain or belt driven, and if chain, listen for some rattling especially on a cold start.

    The engines tend to have a rather loud ticking noise which never goes away.

    There's often an awful clutch judder too.

    The drivers seat will probably creek and squeek, too.

    If you can at all avoid it, I wouldn't be looking into a Corsa.
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    I bought mine new in 2008 and haven’t had a minutes bother.
    No repairs necessary. Just tyres and the usual maintenance
    It’s reliable and economical
    Each to their own!
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    Not really a Vauxhall fan here. I'd recommend checking out forums for Corsa owners as they will usually have lots of info about common faults.

    DEKRA - who do reports on used cars - say the generation of Corsa (Corsa D) you're looking at is generally OK but there are some things to look out for:

    1. Oil leaks in engine/gearbox (could be difficult to see - look at the ground under where the car has been parked to see if there's any sign of oil.
    2. Worn stabiliser bearings.
    3. Suspension issues (listen for unusual noises on a test drive - rattles, "clonks" etc.)

    Other sources appear to agree that the Corsa D is much better made than previous generations. My top tip would just be to make sure it has a full service history as maintenance is very important.
 
 
 
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