Model: Vauxhall Corsa GLS
Tax: Till Feb 2015
MOT: 22 December 2014
Location: Near Lincoln, Lincolnshire (LN4 3QY)
Contact details: email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or PM me
"Lots of service history, electric front windows, central locking, sun roof, tyres all ok. cheap motoring. Few dents and scrapes but solid car drives fine. lady owner since 2009, previous lady owner 2000 -2009. 3 owners."
This is my girlfriends corsa; its awful, its comically slow and has more dings than a boxing ring bell.
It also has its share of interesting stains and odd smells inside. It was her first car - hence the vast number of battle scars my favourite of which is the drivers door which is so battered it looks like the window shouldn't work (but it does!). the bonnet is also a bit staved in and the front grill is secured with cable ties as it recently fell off (allegedly all by itself). Other exterior highlights include a scraped rear door and a bit missing from the bottom of the bumper (probably after some off roading). It has as many as two of its factory fitted wheel trims (they even have some of the factory paint on them).
All the lights work, the tyres are all plenty legal and as they're 13" cost about £3.50 for new ones. The wipers work front and back, the washer jets work.
Moving to the interior its always had seat covers fitted so the actual seats aren't too grubby. Unfortunately the door cards and carpets have a faint whiff of horse (but will be fabreezed until they don't) It might still be fitted with a cd player/radio unless we can find the original fairly non functional tape deck.
As for the drive;
Performance and handling : none at all
Fuel economy: lots!
Breakdowns: none in the last 5 years
Strange noises: a few but nothing that sounds overly like mechanical death.
I had the pleasure of driving this back from brum a few weeks ago and it surprised me that a) everything works and b) it drives really well for what it is. Once you get over the fact it has next to no power and torque and that the tyres are very skinny / it has standard vauxhall factory fitted understeer. It is possible on downhill stretches to achieve over 90 miles an hour without and noticeable wheel wobble - although if you do this with Sophie in the car she will complain as she never goes over 3000 revs.
Anyway its been super cheap reliable transport its done 50k in the last 5 years needing the battery charged once, an exhaust, discs and pads but not a lot else.
The pictures accurately describe the car (as have I) its cheap reliable simple crap looking transport thats cheap to tax/insure/run.
Well done for reading through that - if you want the car email me: email@example.com and i'll sort it out