While celebrity footballers such as Ronaldo drive – and crash – the likes of a £200,000 Ferrari, ex-Crewe player Powell turned up to Manchester United’s training ground in a more humble Vauxhall Corsa.
As one of the most popular small cars for a young driver, the Vauxhall Corsa is a regular in the top five best-sellers in the UK.
However, it is not a car often associated with a footballer’s car park, where Range Rover Sport, Jaguars and supercars dominate the line-up.
Powell, who is just 18 years old and was previously on £400 per week at League One side Crewe, has followed in the footsteps of a plethora of younger drivers by choosing a Vauxhall Corsa.
While not considered the typical footballer’s car, the Vauxhall Corsa is an affordable small car with ultra-low running costs.
The Vauxhall Corsa comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines including the Ecoflex range, which offers road tax-free driving costs and upwards of 60mpg of fuel economy.
The car is a popular choice with new drivers because of its selection of safety features, responsive handling and compact dimensions.
It is not the first time a young footballer opted for a smaller car as their first vehicle. Fellow Manchester United star Wayne Rooney originally drove a Ford Ka city car while at Everton.
The small Ford model is another popular car with learner and young drivers because of its small size, low insurance costs and fuel economy.
Vauxhall Corsa prices start from under £10,000. For more information contact your nearest Perrys Vauxhall dealership.