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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Vauxhall Vectra Estate (05-08) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Exceptional load-carrying capability

CONS

Size counts against it in town

At a glance

New price £15,585 - £28,590
Used price £335 - £2,160
Fuel economy 25 - 48 mpg
Road tax cost £200 - £570
Insurance group 15 - 30 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Exceptional load-carrying capability

CONS

Size counts against it in town

Vauxhall Vectra Estate rivals

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.

Vauxhall Vectra Estate rivals

Other Vauxhall Vectra (2005 - 2008) models: