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Michael P

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#148291 Foc Meet 16Th October 2011

Posted by Michael P on 12 October 2011 - 07:56 PM

Don't forget the crusty Corsa that will adorn the car park!

Should be there for 1ish, i want to meet my parents coming back from their holiday so i have the potential to be a little late. If i am, i will be REALLY annoyed if a seat isn't left for me next to either Mark, Flic or Dan. Not that i'm being picky or anything...


#144321 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 15 September 2011 - 10:02 PM

By a few mate do you mean 6??.... Til the 12 plate comes out. :P :P


Erm, February half term! I'll have a day off work and then i'll be able to DVLA office it up


#144316 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 15 September 2011 - 09:47 PM

Yep, gotta get a few months out of a 61 plate first!!


#144313 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 15 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

I now have the car, it's brilliant. Completely chuffed with it :)

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#144188 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 14 September 2011 - 07:01 PM

It's the fog light surrounds! I do like those alloys.....


#144174 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 14 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

VXR would have been my choice too! This is second best to it looks wise, definitely not power wise!!


#144045 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 13 September 2011 - 09:19 PM

Cheers! The one bit i don't like about the interior is the information display, it has not been changed for about 15 years, not good! My Mum's has the updated version because she has bluetooth, which i'm quite jealous of. But instead of bluetooth, i get cruise control and a trip computer. Kadoosh.


#143922 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 12 September 2011 - 10:54 PM

Cheers matey. I've not heard any bad things about them, so hopefully it will be a good car for a few years!

Mine's just the look fast, be anything but fast


#143891 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 12 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

Cheers, i love it.

I'm collecting it on Thursday, very impatient


#143868 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 12 September 2011 - 05:29 PM

Hmm I had a corsa sri as a courtesy car a year or so ago. 1.2 - hated it. Nice chassis like the fiesta but it ended there. Boring interior, underpowered, not to my taste, sorry


Don't be sorry, it's an opinion.

It's a bit like that "Evans Halshaw Ford Fiesta GTR" that was a 1.25l with black vinyl roof, black alloys and zetec s body kit. Sheep in wolfs clothing :)
I too am not a massive fan of the Corsa, though the recent facelift looks a lot better than the pre-facelift imo. My friend has a 1.2 Corsa and my 1.6 Zetec S is far quicker and far more efficient, though her's is an auto which hinders her in both ways somewhat.

Still, seems like you've got yourself a decent deal, I pay 190 a month for 3.5 years (2,000 deposit) on my second hand fiesta (6,000 miles when bought)
Hope you enjoy your car!


The Evans Halshaw car you're on about is an odd spare parts job for one dealership, this is a car that Vauxhall themselves have released. Still, it is exactly what you say it is - a sheep in wolfs clothing! No denying that. I also think the facelift looks loads better, i've seen lots of pre-facelifts around now and the fronts look pretty cheap.


design wise yes the Fiesta has the edge but the Corsa interior has a better quality feel to the plastics, switches and metal door openers. Even the seats feel like they will last and take some abuse


This is exactly what i think.


To me it's just another Opel...;)


I prefer Starbursts.


A friend of mine bought the same one,but he went for yellow/black combination.....

car looks great,and that is it....the whole car feels lumpy and slow compared to the new Fiesta 1.25 or Mazda 2...still way better than the Clio or Citroen c3 tho.....


I'll blame it on the fact that it's yellow.


#143769 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 11 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

Don't be sorry! True, the Corsa isn't very shapey inside but i think it feels much more solid. I like the radio and fan set up of the Fiesta, but i think the dials and the surround and door handles look and feel cheap.

I'm happy, you're happy, the world is happy.


#143758 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 11 September 2011 - 08:42 PM

Thanks Dan - don't know what we'd do without you.


#143741 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 11 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

I agree about the 1.2 engine, it may be a little underpowered but i don't think it will differ too much from the 1.25 i had in the Fiesta which i loved.

The interior is what drew me to the car, it has the interior of the SRI, but the price of an SE!

I'm quite surprised at the lack of slating, i was all prepared for that!!


#143729 Yet Another New Car...

Posted by Michael P on 11 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

Yes, i had a quick look at all similar cars, but nothing could match the finance offer that Vauxhall have on these, which is having to pay no deposit, no interest on the finance.

I would have wanted something that looked sporty, but was cheap to insure, which this is. Also it's just been facelifted, which i like. I would have HATED to have just bought a car for it to be facelifted a couple of months later!

I've never been THAT impressed with the MK7 if i'm honest, i had a lengthy fiddle with one when i was in a dealership waiting for my Mum's old car to be fixed. I found the interior to be pretty cheap, especially the door handles. Sounds petty but you have to use them all the time! Also probably something to do with the fact that people have to wait absolutely ridiculous times to get their new fiesta which i find appalling.

The one thing that impresses me with the Corsa is the interior, i love it.

If money hadn't have been an issue, i would still have looked at the Corsa, but probably opted for something like the Polo.

I'm more excited than 5 year olds at Christmas, it's ridiculous!


#89995 M11Hkl Is Fixed! Made Over! A Proper Car Once Again :d

Posted by Michael P on 25 July 2010 - 09:41 PM

i'm not sure to be honest!