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Rodney in his new car  

Every year we team up with FirstCar magazine to give their readers the chance to win a brand new Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX Energy. And out of 67,833 entrants - the biggest we've EVER had - one lucky winner was picked at random. That winner was 17-year-old Rodney Ruvaro from Derby.

The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the team at ingenie were grinning with excitement to hand over the keys to his shiny, new pride and joy.

FirstCar winner gets handed the keys FirstCar Vauxhall Corsa Prize FirstCar Winner  

The friendly team from Vauxhall gave Rodney a full overview of the new car, showing him all the controls to make sure he was comfortable with everything before heading home.

From the heated steering, the parking sensors, the Spotify music system and the clever Find my car setting for those panic moments when you can't remember where you've parked - it's safe to say Rodney wasn't disappointed.

After passing his test just a few months ago, Rodney and his family still couldn't quite believe the car was his to take away. We look forward to keeping in touch with Rodney this year and welcoming him to the ingenie family.

I hadn't heard of black box's before Rodney won the car and I think what you guys do to help young drivers improve and stay safe is fantastic. You're the best people in the world! Thank you very much.

Taff Ruvaro, Rodney's Dad

I still can't believe I've won. The car is amazing! Thank you so much. This competition has honestly changed my life.

Rodney Ruvaro

Congratulations Rodney, we hope the car has given you a summer to remember!

Katey Gregory

By Katey Gregory

Katey Joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of all things social and content. She passed her driving test in 2015 and her first car is a Toyota Yaris T3 named Tyrone.