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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Running costs

2.5 out of 5 2.5

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.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,492 - £1,818 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 12 months or 10,000 miles.
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £260 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 18 - 21
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

2 out of 5 2.0

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.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.6 Petrol 178 g/km (Min) £260
1.8 Petrol 210 g/km (Max) £325


3 out of 5 3.0

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.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.