Excellent condition small yet versatile Automatic hatchback, combining peppy 1.4 petrol engine with great specification!  Air conditioning, new cambelt, tyres and MoT, fully serviced, long known history, very low mileage, great value for money!
In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Sixteen large-format photos also below!

Here’s a great opportunity!  It’s not often that an excellent condition low-mileage small automatic comes to the market at anything like this price – especially one like this where almost all of the history is known!

I recently took this Corsa in part exchange from a good friend of mine on behalf of his octogenarian mother, Marion.  Many months ago, Marion was stationary when another driver reversed out of a parking space and bumped the passenger side front wing and door of the Corsa.  Marion reached a cash settlement with that driver’s insurance company (the car wasn’t written off), and left the car as it was….but that started a thought process that culminated in Marion wanting a new car, and I was happy to help.  I took the Corsa in part exchange, had the damage repaired and went through the car mechanically, and now it is offered here for sale.  In the photographs, you’ll find pictures of the damage pre-repair for your reassurance that this was only cosmetic damage.

The Corsa was first registered in July 2004 to a private buyer.  Three year’s later, with under 4000 miles on the clock, it was sold to my friend’s wife, who ran the car from 2007 through to 2016 – primarily using the car just for the school run, making good use of the versatile five-door body.  In turn, she sold it to her mother-in-law, Marion – so in total the car has had just three owners from new.  Neither Marion nor her daughter-in-law are smokers, and it looks like the car has never been smoked in.

This Corsa has the nippy and powerful 1.4-litre 16-valve petrol injection engine, producing 88bhp and 125 Nm torque to power the car to 60 mph in around 12 secs and on to a top speed of 106mph.  This ‘C’ generation of Corsa was introduced in 2003 and ran through to 2006, and Design specification sat mid-way in the specification table – ahead of Expression and Life but under the sportier SXi or SRi.  This version provides luxuries like air conditioning, CD-player, electric mirrors, electric front windows etc – all the necessary equipment without going overboard!

In preparing the car for sale, my mechanics have fitted a new cambelt and water pump, two new tyres, and given the car a full service and MoT – so it is ready to give good service again to the next owner.

It is finished in Rubens Red metallic paintwork, and you can see from the photographs that it looks smart and presentable, helped by having been fully valeted throughout.  Inevitably at this age, the bonnet has a number of stone chips, and there are a couple of minor scuffs to the rear bumper, but overall the car looks very neat and tidy. The interior is in excellent condition throughout, with charcoal and grey chequered cloth trim.   Equipment includes air conditioning (fully working and running cold), electric front windows, electric mirrors, central locking, electric power steering, driver and passenger airbags, and five 3-point seat belts – together with that versatile 5-door body and fully-automatic 4-speed gearbox.

The Corsa shows a warranted 59,500 miles from new, supported by a service history, most of the previous MoT certificates, and an MoT history printout.  The service history is set out below, with six services from new, including the latest which has just been completed.  There aren’t any odd noises, squeaks or rattles, and the car performs just as you would expect it to do.   The MoT is valid through to the 17th May 2019; after initially failing on needing a new wiper blade and a headlight bulb, these were obviously replaced.  Two tyres were originally advised, but these have also been replaced.

This series of Corsa was introduced in 2003 and continued through to 2006, and were strong sellers, becoming very common on the UK road.  Parker’s Car Guide comments:-

Corsa is a popular choice for young drivers and buyers looking for a low-cost, well-equipped and easy-to-drive small car. It’s a very easy car to drive. Handling is precise, but it rolls considerably when cornered quickly. One of the changes to the 2003 model was to make power steering standard across the range, a godsend when driving in town and for parking.  All controls are within easy reach of the driver, further contributing to its ease of use, and visibility is generally very good. The dash has a rather simple design, but looks reasonably modern and the controls are straightforward to use. Interior space is improved over previous generations, but it’s still tight in the back for a pair of adults. There’s a fair bit of wind and tyre roar at motorway speeds, but the ride’s only really disturbed by the worst roads, managing for much of the time to feel like a larger car. Comparatively long service intervals, cheap parts and reasonable reliability bode well for keeping running costs down. Economy is good from all models. Buyers who bought new originally will find that depreciation has been the biggest cost, although those who bought used shouldn’t be as concerned.  Reliability is generally good. A clean one is a good buy and there’s always plenty of choice, but pay less for anything that’s had the boy racer or driving school treatment – its value will be lower and it could have had a very hard time.”

On the road, the Corsa drives very well indeed, feeling assured, confident and comfortable, with plenty of performance available when you need it, great handling and roadholding.  Despite the automatic gearbox, it’s also highly economical – the official figures show an excellent 37.70mpg for the combined cycle and 48.70mpg for the extra urban cycle.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Assist Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components.  This will contribute 50% of the parts and labour repair costs for a premium of £139 for 6-months, £165 for a year or £299 for two years with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Rubens Red metallic paintwork, with charcoal cloth interior trim
> 1389cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 88 bhp and 125 Nm torque
> 4-speed automatic gearbox with ‘Winter’ and ‘Sports’ programmes
> Electric Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> Vauxhall CDR 2005 RDS-radio and single-disc CD-player, with roof-mounted bee-sting aerial, steering wheel mounted remote controls, and anti-theft protection
> Electric front windows
> Electrically adjusted door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
> Central locking, with two keys
> Tinted windows
> Tailgate wash/wipe
> Five seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, four with head restraints, and ISOFIX seat mountings to the two outer rear seats
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s seat
> Driver’s and Front Passenger’s airbags
> Rear fog lamp
> Heated rear window
> Cigarette lighter
> New carpet overmats

HISTORY AND DOCUMENTATION

> The current mileage is showing as 59,510 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Corsa comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 28th July 2004 and shows three keepers from new 59,504 miles.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-
29/08/2007;     3,931 miles
17/10/2008;     8,391 miles
08/10/2009;  13,566 miles
16/02/2011;   18,333 miles
15/02/2012;   19,514 miles
13/02/2013;   21,601 miles
04/04/2014;   33,377 miles
18/05/2015;   48,840 miles
06/05/2016;   56,582 miles
24/04/2017;   58,089 miles
10/05/2018;   59,504 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a good service history, with records showing services at :-
3,931 miles; 28/08/2007 – Independent garage
8,391 miles; 17/10/2008 – Peugeot Main Agent
13,566 miles; 08/10/2009 – Independent garage
29,977 miles; 25/01/2014 – Independent garage
48,841 miles; 18/05/2015 – Independent garage
59,504 miles; 25/05/2018 – Independent garage (my mechanics) incl cambelt kit and two tyres
> The owners handbook, service book, and book pack are all present.

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in very good condition.  Inevitably at this age and mileage, there are multiple light stone chips to the leading edge of the bonnet and a few light scratches, but nothing of any significance
> There are a couple of scuffs to the rear bumper (see photos) and a single ‘trolley dent’ to the driver’s door
> The interior is very clean and tidy, with no damage to the charcoal and grey cloth fabric

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just over 59,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should
> The road wheels are steel, with platstic wheel trims, one of which is heavily scuffed.
> The road tyres are all 185/55 x15s.  The front tyres are a new pair of Kumho Ecsta HS
51s, each with 8mm of tread.  One rear tyre is an almost-new Vincente Deestone with 8mm of tread, and the other is a Champiro Z28 with between 4mm and 5mm tread.  The spare wheel is a full-size 14” wheel, fitted with a Continental EcoContact 17565×14 tyre with 7mm of tread
> The tools, jack and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a very presentable, smart and well-equipped example of this versatile, comfortable small Automatic.  Well maintained, fully valeted, just serviced with new cambelt and tyres, and well-priced, it makes a compelling case for itself!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.