35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 28 - Vauxhall - Opel Corsa

 

It's slow. It's overpriced. It's cramped. Rear quarter visibility is nonexistent. The fuel economy is just ok. Then why is the Corsa one of Europe's biggest selling cars? Beats me. I would personally rate this car far lower than Number 28 and definitely lower than its stablemate, the impressive Meriva MPV, but the algorithm does not lie thus I have to shut up and put up with it.

 

The Vauxhall - Opel Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 12v 3 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $12,553.72, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 998 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 93 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 17 seconds. The performance factor of 10.7 is average for its class. The Vauxhall - Opel Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 12v 3 Door returns 61.4 MPG in highway driving, 38.7 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 50.4. With a fuel tank capacity of 9.9 gallons, the car can travel 608 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 732 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Vauxhall - Opel Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 12v 3 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 67, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Vauxhall - Opel Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 12v Expression 3 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $14,792.60

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $19,521.20

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $12,553.72

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 3

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 998 / 3

Valves • Number of • 12

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 59 / 5600

Torque (lb / ft) • 65

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3999

Overall Width (mm) • 1713

Overall Height (mm) • 1488

Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 950

Front Seat Leg Room (mm) • 1040

Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 930

Rear Seat Knee Room (mm) • 650

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 285

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 1100

Turning Radius (m) • 10.1

Towing Capacity (kg) • 500

Curb Weight (kg) • 1025

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 17

Top speed (MPH) • 93

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Option Price Not Available

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Electronic Stability System • $425.00

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Deadlock • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Visible VIN • Standard Equipment

Side Impact Safety Bars • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio • Option Not Available

Radio With RDS • Option Not Available

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

CD With RDS • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 38.7

Highway MPG • 61.4

Combined MPG • 50.4

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 9.9

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 134

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $19.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 1

Estimated Average Insurance • $273.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 36.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $220.00

Maintenance Factor • 30

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $600.00

Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi

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