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The Top Gear car review:Vauxhall Corsa
For:Transformed over the old one, it's now a genuine Ford Fiesta competitor
Against:Will casual onlookers believe the scale of the transformation?
What is it?
Standard four-metre supermini as per the Corsa that’s littered UK roads for longer than most of us would care to remember. Although in this fourth generation, it’s actually pretty good. Following a big refresh to make it look vaguely like the Adam, the Corsa makes a rational case for itself beyond reflex, nearest-dealer purchase.
Every panel is new, though it still resembles the Corsa that so many people bought in droves. Sharpened and tidied up, it now sports fresh engines, steering and suspension tuned specifically for UK roads and a new interior. It’s the best Corsa ever. Which is more of a compliment than it sounds.
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