Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Hi Tom, Welcome to AO, enjoy the ride
I also went from a Corsa VXR (one of the first in the country which I kept for 3 years - re-mapped to 135bhp for the last 2 years and managed to average 22mpg) to a GT SE (with performance pack taking it to 205 bhp) 3 years ago and have averaged 35 mpg since
So it was 'Boy Racer' to 'Gentleman Racer' and I'm able to give a fair comparison.
Seats very good but not as comfy as VXR's
Not as sure footed as the VXR but being bigger and heavier that's only to be expected.
Power wise the VXR was very quick and nimble, great fun to drive and just keep on going up to 150mph (on trackdays note) whereas the GT is also very quick out of the blocks but starts to lag once into triple figures and is good fun to drive
Looks - the GT looks so much more mature than the Corsa IMO but I have loved both cars.
Hope this helps
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