Vauxhall Corsa most likely to have both written-off and outstanding finance warnings

Car Check

Car CheckOne of the most popular cars in the UK has been named the most risky used car to buy.

The Corsa SXI AC has been identified as the car most likely to be both written-off and have outstanding finance by vehicle check website

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: “Over the last year, Vauxhall’s Corsa SXI AC was most likely to have the two most common serious warnings, both write-off and finance.”

Almost half of all vehicles My Car Check checked in 2015 had at least one warning against them – an advisory warning, such as a registration plate transfer or colour change, or a serious warning, such as a stolen, finance or write-off alert.

The top 10 used cars checked with multiple warnings:

Car Check Car Check




Model Write-off % Finance % Both %

1 Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC 0.3929 0.2143 0.0625
2 BMW X5 D Sport Auto 0.2564 0.1026 0.0598
3 Vauxhall Corsa S Ecoflex 0.2673 0.2574 0.0495
4 BMW 520d M Sport 0.2087 0.2 0.0435
5 Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition 0.4483 0.2759 0.0431
6 Yamaha Yzf R125 0.2662 0.1494 0.039
7 Audi A3 S Line Tdi 0.2258 0.2258 0.0323
8 Ford Focus Zetec Tdci 0.1574 0.1675 0.0305
9 Peugeot 206 Sport 0.2647 0.0686 0.0294
10 Volkswagen Golf R32 0.2035 0.0872 0.0291

When considering buying a used car it is vitally important to check its history first. To check any UK vehicle download the My Car Check app (available on iOS or Android devices), texting the reg to 83600 or visiting

Car Check

Written by