Why The Vauxhall Corsa Is The Perfect Car For Learner Drivers
One of the key factors that help learner drivers to gain the confidence and skills on the road necessary to pass their driving tests is the cars they drive. Statistically, you are far more likely to pass your driving test the first time around in a car that you feel comfortable driving than one which is not exactly “fit for purpose”.
Have you ever noticed that when you are out on the road, and you see a learner driver, they are usually driving a Vauxhall Corsa? That is because they are one of the easiest cars for learners to drive, and they are also a popular small hatchback for drivers from all walks of life!
Here are some of the reasons why the Vauxhall Corsa is the perfect car for learner drivers:
They are cheap to buy
Brand new models start from £8,995, but most learners tend to buy secondhand Corsas because they are extremely cheap to buy on the used car market. The downside to the Vauxhall Corsa is that they take a big depreciation hit, but you can use this to your advantage by purchasing a nearly-new or used model for a fraction of the price of a brand new one.
They are cheap to insure
Another reason why they are a popular choice for both learner drivers and driving instructors alike is that they cost so little to insure! As you probably know, cars that are insured in the United Kingdom are classed under a group system, with the cheapest cars to repair or replace starting from group one and the dearest at group fifty.
For Vauxhall Corsa models manufactured on or after 2006, they start from group one for the 1.0-litre 12-valve models. Generally, the models with smaller engines tend to be cheaper to insure because there is less likelihood of them being stolen (or driven by boy racers like they were stolen).
They are easy to drive
According to Wimbledon Driving School, the Vauxhall Corsa is also popular with learner drivers because they are very easy to drive! Modern features such as power steering come as standard on the Corsa, and they have a number of safety features too such as ABS (anti-lock braking system), for example.
One of the things that you are likely to get tested on by a driving examiner is the three-point turn, and anyone who has driven a variety of differently-sized cars in their life will tell you that smaller cars like the Vauxhall Corsa make three-point turns a dream because of their small size!
They are refined
Regardless of the car that you drive, the last thing you want to be doing is driving a car that isn’t very refined or comfortable to drive on the road. But with the current generation Vauxhall Corsa, you can be assured of a smooth ride. Just check out the What Car? review if you don’t believe me!
Some cars have an awful lot of road noise entering the cabin, but this isn’t so with the Corsa, so you can concentrate on your driving rather than wondering what’s going on in your engine bay!