Vauxhall Vectra Saloon (05-08) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 08 Aug 2008
3
Originally launched in 2002 the Vauxhall Vectra underwent a mid-life revision in 2005 that included changes under the skin which made it better to drive. It also got a new look front end but unfortunately this did little to lift the anonymous looks.

Vauxhall Vectra Saloon (05-08)
Good diesels, comfortable, decent sized boot
Bland styling, drab cabin, poorly laid out controls, dull to drive, seems pointless compared to the hatchback

New price range:

£15,885 - £23,395

Used price range:

£978 - £4,198

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Originally launched in 2002 the Vauxhall Vectra underwent a mid-life revision in 2005 that included changes under the skin which made it better to drive. It also got a new look front end but unfortunately this did little to lift the anonymous looks. The cabin is just as plain with a slabby design that lacks style but even worse is the awful button layout on the centre console and the lack of storage. The changes to the chassis made it more composed on the move but while it's safe it lacks excitement and it's not as controlled or sophisticated as newer rivals like the Ford Mondeo. On the plus side it's comfortable on the motorway and there's some good diesel engines available. But with the hatchback available the saloon seems superfluous.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 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

3 out of 5

Selling

1 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

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