Looking for a corsa (Low Road Tax) (whats the pros and cons?)

Discussion in 'Corsa' started by Bill, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Hi, My sister is after buying a corsa (she hasn't passd her test yet) though
    she isn't far off. Its costing her £30 a lesson - she calls two lesson one
    and she can drive these. I'm just wondering what engine gives low tax and
    do they have any faults?

    Bill, Jan 12, 2004
  2. Bill

    Steve Knight Guest

    Hi, My sister is after buying a corsa. I'm just wondering what

    If she's buying new or a car registered from March 1 2001, both the 1.0 or
    the 1.2 have £105 pa road tax.

    Most Corsas registered before that qualify for £110 pa road tax as this is a
    band up to 1549cc.

    The Corsa is a decent motor, well made and reliable.

    I'd avoid the 1.0 though - they're okay around town but desperately
    underpowered in all other driving; the first time you go on a motorway
    you'll regret buying it. The 1.2 16v is a great engine and worth the extra

    Earlier 1.2 engines are 8v (phased out mid-98) and are pretty flat. If
    going for an earlier car try and find a 1.4.
    Steve Knight, Jan 12, 2004
  3. Bill

    Alan Guest

    I would consider insurance costs before road tax. Road tax varies less than
    £100 pa whilst insurance can differ by £1,000!

    Having said that, Corsa 1.0 12v is group insurance and cheap tax.

    Corsa 1.2 is probably group 2 and still fairly cheap tax



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