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Should you buy a Vauxhall Corsa-e?

Certainly it looks like you should. Vauxhall wants drivers to pick a car first, and a means of propulsion second. If you're after a small electric car, choices are few and far between. There's the Peugeot e-208, which is broadly the same, and the Renault Zoe, which is a bit more pleasant inside.

It drives in a similar way to the Peugeot e-208, although the ride quality is a little firmer. This might suit drivers who like to have fun, but for city dwellers, anything that makes potholes less comfortable is very much a bad thing. The official battery range of 209 miles is on the pace with its rivals, although in real-world driving, that will drop to about 170 miles depending on how you drive. it does, however, lag behind the Renault Zoe.

Vauxhall usually has keen finance deals, and this is certainly the case with the Corsa-e both on PCP and PCH personal leasing. And if you can get a tempting enough deal, we can heartily recommend the Corsa-e. However, if you're merely after a small runaround, it's a tougher choice.

The cash price is more for an electric car, and it has electric car-specific problems too, like where you can charge, so as always it comes down to whether your lifestyle supports owning an EV. So, for people after a small electric car it's well worth a look – especially if you can get a favourable deal on one.

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Our leasing partner, ZenAuto is offering the Vauxhall Corsa-e for £353 per month. The usual terms and conditions apply.

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