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Vauxhall Vectra Saloon review

2005 - 2008 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £15,735 - £23,225
Used prices £408 - £2,618
Road tax cost £240 - £365
Insurance group 15 - 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 470 - 657 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Good diesels, comfortable, decent sized boot


Bland styling, drab cabin, poorly laid out controls, dull to drive, seems pointless compared to the hatchback

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Originally launched in 2002 the Vauxhall Vectra underwent a mid-life revision in 2005 that included changes under the skin which made it better to drive. It also got a new look front end but unfortunately this did little to lift the anonymous looks. The cabin is just as plain with a slabby design that lacks style but even worse is the awful button layout on the centre console and the lack of storage.

The changes to the chassis made it more composed on the move but while it’s safe it lacks excitement and it’s not as controlled or sophisticated as newer rivals like the Ford Mondeo. On the plus side it’s comfortable on the motorway and there’s some good diesel engines available. But with the hatchback available the saloon seems superfluous.