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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

The Lacetti saloon is cheap to buy and run, although the lack of a diesel engine means that those covering large mileages may want something more frugal. But servicing is cheap and insurance reasonable.

The Lacetti is starting to show its age and that's certainly the case in terms of efficiency. The 1.8-litre engine emits 183g/km of CO2 - very high for an engine of this size and power, while fuel economy is poor at 38mpg.

The mechanicals are fairly robust and shouldn't give much cause for concern as long as the servicing schedule has been adhered to. There aren't much in the way of sophisticated electronics, which means few worries on electrical glitches too.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £260 - £325
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Insurance group 18 - 21
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