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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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

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

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 27 - 49 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fleet users like low costs and that’s exactly what the Vectra provides: menu priced servicing, cheap parts and over 500 dealers. Fuel consumption is impressive at 37 mpg for the 1.6, but most versions return around 34 mpg and insurance can be as low as group 6. Depreciation was exceptionally heavy, so it's cheap to pick up.

Okay on the whole but build quality is variable, affecting paint and trim. Some mechanical and electrical/electronics problems. High-milers can show their age and interiors are not that durable.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £195 - £330
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Insurance group 13 - 33
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