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    Vauxhall launched a Corsa Exclusiv between the years 2004-2006. They only made 500 in Flame Red, Star Silver and Black. Whilst looking through Autotrader, many of them have the normal (fading) black bumper strips on the front, side and rear of the car. I've come across a red one but with coloured bumper strips. The bloke selling the car says it is standard and I have seen some Corsa C's with coloured bumper strips, but this is the first Exclusiv. I've tried putting a post on Corsa C forum but don't have access to post as yet.
    Does anyone know anything else about these cars? I know Vauxhall did do some cost cutting, so this may be one of the reasons why they chose to go to black bumper strips.
    Any help on this subject is appreciated.
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    From what I remember of the Exclusiv it was based on the Life model, which had black strips as standard. Only Design and some SXi models had colour coded strips. if you find one that is colour coded, its been done after purchase

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    Yeah see what you mean. Is the guy the first owner? If not I'd say the previous owner or maybe dealership colour coded it to tidy it up. I double checked with the dealership I used to work for, they had black strips as standard.

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    I have done a text check on the car and it has come back Corsa 1.4 Exclusiv. I'm viewing the car tomorrow (fingers crossed or a trip up to Doncaster this weekend maybe on the cards) and other than the text check, what can I find on the car that would definitely say to me that it is an Exclusiv? Anyone could buy a standard Corsa and make theirs look like an Exclusiv. And is there anything that I should look for before buying (common faults/problems etc)?
    Btw, the bloke selling it has had it for 6 months (not really used it), his 19yr old son before him for 6 months (again, couldn't afford to run it) and it has had two owners previous to that.

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    Has Vauxhall got a telephone number where I could find out what they made for definite?

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    Yeah they could but to retrofit all the equipment it has:
    Full heated leather seats
    Irmscher Front lip
    Irmshcer Side Skirts
    Irmscher Spoiler
    Tinted rear windows
    Climate Control
    Alloy wheels

    is flipping pricey (Leather Corsa/ Tigra seats are like hens teeth.) The best way to find out is to get a look at the V5, it should tell you, but there's nothing on the car itself though.
    Unless you can get the chassis number and get your local Vxhl garage to see what it brings up.
    Common faults with the Corsa - Interior trim or black mouldings on the wheel arches coming loose, sign of accident damage from young drivers. pretty sound car all in all, loved my SXi 1.2.
    if there's anything else, gimme a shout

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    The car looks mint condition and he rated it 4.95 out of 5 lol. However, I will be the judge of that tomorrow. If it had the average 80,000 miles then it would only be £2300 private. Thanks for your help, just phoned Vauxhall care line too and unfortunately, they weren't too helpful.

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    Vauxhall never are, even when you work for them, but i can be 95% sure if it will be an Exclusive, the cost of the retrofit would outway the car. It should be a cracking motor though.

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    Not bad either with only 37000 miles on the clock for 7 yrs old.

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