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Warrantywise Top 10 Reliablity Index - Vauxhall Corsa Score Card.
Reliability Index score out of 100
68
Average repair cost
£604
Most regular repair request
Electrical
Average age at repair
8 years
Average mileage at repair
63,548 miles

According to the SMMT [1], The Vauxhall Corsa is the UK’s second most popular used car, with a total of 237,705 sales taking place in 2023. This won’t come as a shock to many, as the Corsa has established itself as a trusted motor.

But just how reliable is it? To find out, we scored the Corsa against our own Reliability Index criteria. With a very credible score of 68 out of 100, the Corsa has scored well, but what does that mean for drivers?

What does the Reliability Index data say?

According to our data, the most regular Vauxhall Corsa requested repair is for the Electrical System. The electrical system comprises a storage battery, generator, starting (cranking) motor, lighting system, ignition system, and various accessories and controls. Cars are becoming increasingly advanced technologically. While technology can improve reliability, it also introduces more complex systems that may require specialised maintenance and repair, potentially increasing maintenance costs over time.

What’s the average mileage of a Vauxhall Corsa when a fault occurs?

The reliability data also shows that the average Vauxhall Corsa mileage at the time of repairs was 63,548 miles. This may not seem high but, most cars work efficiently until the 50,000 to 80,000 miles mark [2]. A car with high mileage may be perceived as less reliable, as it has been subjected to more use and potential stress on its mechanical and electrical parts.

What is the average age of a Vauxhall Corsa when a fault occurs?

Our reliability data shows that, on average, Corsa’s requiring repairs are around 8 years old. While this might seem relatively old to some, it’s important to note that the average age of cars in the UK is now 10 years, as per recent figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). 

This increase in average vehicle age is due to supply chain disruptions and a shortage of new cars following the pandemic. As a result, drivers are holding onto their cars for longer periods. Given the popularity of the Vauxhall Corsa, it’s prudent to anticipate potential faults. Be sure to budget effectively for maintenance and repairs, especially if you currently own or are considering purchasing one. You may wish to consider an extended warranty to help protect you from sudden unexpected repair costs. 

What are the running costs of the Vauxhall Corsa?

The Vauxhall Corsa is a hatchback, meaning it’s one of the most affordable car types. In terms of miles per gallon, the Corsa can achieve an average of 51 – 63 miles. You can get a used Vauxhall Corsa from around £2,800 [3], which is a reasonable starting point. Prices will vary though, depending on mileage, age, and overall condition. Most Corsa models sit in insurance groups 4 – 8, so there’s a good chance you could get a reasonable deal. But again, prices will vary depending on factors like your age, location, and driving experience.

The Vauxhall Corsa is a fantastic car – it’s affordable, fun to drive, and built to last. Although, no car is resistant to faults. Our data found that the average repair request for a Vauxhall Corsa is £604, and the highest Corsa repair request we’ve received is £7,692!

If you are looking to purchase a second-hand Corsa, and as highlighted in the SMMT data many people are, you might want to consider protecting yourself with an extended warranty for peace of mind.

How practical is the Corsa?

It’s not hard to understand why the Vauxhall Corsa is such a popular car. It’s nice to drive and very town/city friendly. In terms of cabin space, you get as much as you’d expect from a small hatchback. Similarly, in terms of boot space, the Corsa’s offering isn’t huge, but there’s plenty of room to pack away your weekly shop. However, its small size can be a huge benefit when trying to navigate twisty roads or manoeuvre into tight parking spots. 

An extended warranty can be a safety net for your Corsa

Vauxhall owners are looking to Warrantywise to help protect them from unexpected repair costs. Don’t forget you’ll get unlimited repairs, 24/7 breakdown cover, car hire, onward travel and a UK call centre all as standard*. Check out our extended warranties for your Vauxhall.

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Warrantywise Reliability Index Scoring and Data: Rank is measured by repair request frequency, average vehicle age at the time of fault, average mileage and average labour time, from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2023, and includes vehicles between three and ten years old where there are a minimum of 250 cars on cover. Average repair costs collated over a period between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2023. Since the sample was selected, Warrantywise has seen a significant rise in the price of labour and parts, which will impact future repair costs. All data used is from Warrantywise’s proprietary internal research. Warrantywise believes the information contained herein to be accurate at the time of release. However, the company may upload new or updated information if required and assumes that it is not liable for the accuracy of any information interpreted and used by the reader.

Warranty FAQ’s.

An extended car warranty from Warrantywise provides protection for your vehicle beyond the manufacturer’s warranty, shielding you from unexpected repair costs that can arise due to mechanical or electrical failures. With additional benefits including recovery, car hire and onward travel, to name but a few, our warranty gives you peace of mind, eliminating the stress and hassle associated with unforeseen repairs and expenses. With access to our network of approved repair centres, you can rely on professional and reliable repairs. By choosing Warrantywise, you can budget more effectively and avoid unexpected costs with cover you can be confident in.

Our retail plans are designed to provide the most comprehensive level of cover available for the age and mileage of your vehicle. We automatically select the most appropriate level of cover for your vehicle, which you can then tailor to meet your specific needs during the online quote process or by speaking with one of our team of warranty experts on 0800 001 4990, who will help you through the process.

At Warrantywise, we aim to make the repair process hassle-free for everyone. When you choose one of our Authorised Repairers, we will handle the settlement of the repair cost directly with them, eliminating the need for you to make any payments. In most cases, you will have nothing to pay at the time of repair. However, if you decide to use an alternative garage or repairer, you may be required to pay the bill in full following an authorised repair. Rest assured, once the repair is verified, we will promptly reimburse you directly for the covered expenses. Our aim is to provide convenience and financial peace of mind throughout the repair journey.

As long as your car has an up to date service history you don’t necessarily need to service the car before we put it on cover. However, if the vehicle doesn’t have evidence that the last service was performed at the correct time, then you will need to arrange to have the car serviced to the manufacturer’s recommendations before your warranty cover is effective. Please refer to Section G – Servicing your vehicle for full details.

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We always recommend using one of our Approved Repairers. These repair facilities undergo careful monitoring to guarantee the best workmanship and service quality. However, we understand that you may have a preferred garage in mind. If that’s the case, please ensure they are VAT registered and follow our provided ‘Repairs Procedure’ outlined in the plan booklet. It’s also crucial to verify that their labor rate aligns with your warranty schedule.

If, during a journey, your car suffers a breakdown within Great Britain you can telephone 0800 054 2174 (24h service) and we will arrange for an engineer to attend to provide roadside assistance and/or recovery to an Authorised Repairer or a Repairer of your choice. If your Vehicle suffers a breakdown whilst in the European Union, you will need to make your own recovery arrangements. We will reimburse you within our normal terms and limits for a validated repair

It is important to stop driving the vehicle immediately, and call our repairs team on 01254 355102. The lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm. In the case of an emergency breakdown out of hours, please call 0800 054 2174. If you continue to drive after you suspect a fault, it could invalidate your warranty. Rest assured, we are here to assist you throughout the process.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘Electrical’ as: (1) concerned with, operating by, or producing electricity. This means it has to be powered by, use, or produce electricity in order to function. NB: There are some items listed under our Additions that are not included with the main cover.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘Mechanical’ as: (1) relating to or operated by a machine or machinery. (2) relating to physical forces or motion. This basically means it has to be a part that moves, is moved and/or is acted upon by something else that makes it do that motion. NB: There are some items listed under our Additions that are not included with the main cover.

If, during a journey, your Vehicle suffers a Breakdown within Great Britain you can telephone 0844 693 1910 (24h service) and we will arrange for an engineer to attend to provide roadside assistance and/or recovery to an Authorised Repairer or a Repairer of your choice. If your Vehicle suffers a breakdown whilst in the European Union, you will need to make your own recovery arrangements. We will reimburse you within our normal terms and limits for a validated repair.

If you need to pay for a hire car, because your vehicle is off the road with a valid warranty repair, you can be reimbursed for up 10 days for car hire, please refer to your plan book for the amount per day.

If you purchased your plan directly, then yes. If you sell your car, you can transfer the remainder of your warranty plan to your new vehicle. Depending on the make, age and mileage of your new car additional charges may apply. Call our admin team on 0800 001 4990 for full details.

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