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)||
£250 - £315
See tax rates for all versions
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.
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)||£250|
|1.8 Petrol||210 g/km (Max)||£315|
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.|