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HShaw

Member Since 22 Jan 2014
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 01:13 PM
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In Topic: New Corsa

07 August 2014 - 12:24 AM

I feel that this is not really a fair comparison.

 

The VXR is Vauxhall's top spec performance car.

The RS is Ford's top spec performance car.

 

To start with the Corsa VXR would have to be compared with a Fiesta RS. This is not possible as Ford do not do a RS version. So surely the equivalent of a Fiesta ST would have to be something like a Corsa SRi.

 

No comparison there, Ford Fiesta ST wipes the floor.

 

Now, the Astra VXR would be a direct competitor for the Focus RS. Again, Ford wipes the floor.

 

I disagree. To say "a fiesta RS doesn't exist but since the 'ST' is Ford's 2nd best, we'll compare it to vauxhall's 2nd best" is utter rubbish. 

 

Corsa VXR and Fiesta ST is a fair comparison (given the clear similarities in power, engine cc + turbo and price)

 

The SRi comes in a 1.4n/a or a 1.4T producing no way near the same power as the ST nor costing as much. Fair? No.

(previously came in a detuned VXR engine pre-facelift, but let's keep comparisons in the same generation, ie Corsa facelift and Fiesta facelift)

 

 

The Astra vs. Focus is a bit more difficult. Considering the power and price differences.

Astra H VXR 236bhp vs mk2 Focus RS 300bhp... how is that fair? Then the prices...

 

Ford have the upper-hand with the 'RS' line, they have another level, whereas Vauxhall don't.


In Topic: New Corsa

05 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

I can't think of any reason why someone would buy that over a fiesta, polo, or even a clio

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Because maybe they just prefer the corsa  :ph34r:

 

I'd take that over any small hatchback except the fiesta, in all honesty (in a 3 door anyway). Plus with the list of fancy new gadgets it may be a tempting package if the price can compete with others in its class.


In Topic: New Corsa

05 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Agreed, though generally you copy someone elses idea then improve on it.  Not the case here...

 

Matter of opinion on looks, but I really don't think they stole or copied the fiesta. Just my honest opinion!


In Topic: New Corsa

05 August 2014 - 07:18 PM

A possible alternative:

1. A Vauxhall spy (*cough*HShaw*cough*) steals photographs of a good looking car
2. These photos are scanned into a computer using a 90's scanner
3. The work experience kid is asked to draw the car using MS Paint
4. The robots (cold war era Russian rejects) build the car and we get the Corsa

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I'm that obvious huh? :P


In Topic: New Corsa

05 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

I think the new corsa is more reminiscent of the astra gtc except with the chrome trim (long thingy with the badge on it) placed within the black grille (like the adam)

 

Although companies 'stealing' or changing each others designs/concepts isn't something new. Happens all the time. It has a good habit of driving innovation and change.

 

You can't blame a company for wanting their car to have the same appeal as the best selling one anyway, the look obviously sells so why not iterate? (even though I don't think this is the case here)