Vauxhall Vectra Estate (05-08) - Review

Review by Ben Wall on
3.5
There's more to the load-carrying version of the Vectra than just a differently-shaped tail end. It has a longer wheelbase than the saloon and hatchback versions and a significantly longer overall length, helping to make it the most capacious car in its class.

Vauxhall Vectra Estate (05-08)
Exceptional load-carrying capability
Size counts against it in town

New price range:

£15,750 - £28,800

Used price range:

£1,016 - £4,763

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

There's more to the load-carrying version of the Vectra than just a differently-shaped tail end. It has a longer wheelbase than the saloon and hatchback versions and a significantly longer overall length, helping to make it the most capacious car in its class. This builds upon the Vectra's existing virtues of impressive motorway manners, solid build and extensive choice of decent engines to make a reasonably compelling case. Prices are very competitive to begin with, and Vauxhall's range of offers along with the dealers doubtless willingness to negotiate should mean an even better deal in the showroom.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Massive flat load capacity. Only an E Class Merc is marginally better ..... at 2 or 3 times the price. The extended wheelbase also makes it fantastically roomy for rear seat passengers.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   22 Mar 2013    ... read more

 Load space. sitting in the back you have amazing amounts of leg room. You can fit all of the camping gear for a family of four in the back and still leave good rear visibility.  

4 out of 5

Jon Mitchell ,   18 Apr 2010    ... read more

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