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

Effortless pace, estate's practicality

CONS

Over-firm ride, notchy gearchange, high cost of ownership from new

At a glance

New price £24,180 - £27,605
Used price £870 - £2,355
Fuel economy 25 - 27 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 36 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Effortless pace, estate's practicality

CONS

Over-firm ride, notchy gearchange, high cost of ownership from new

Vauxhall Vectra VXR rivals

Mazda
6 MPS
4.5 out of 5 4.5

Vauxhall's VXR brand creates a high-performance model at the top of the Vectra range in hatchback and supremely practical estate guises. The fastest Vectra to date with a top speed of 161mph (estate: 158mph) it offers a 0-60mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds (estate: 6.7 seconds). Smooth turbocharged V6 offers effortless performance while the handling is set up to tackle the most demanding roads.

Ride is a little firm - but that's what you'd expect - and gearchanges can't be rushed, but few cars offer the combination of this much performance and space for the money.

Vauxhall Vectra VXR rivals

Mazda
6 MPS
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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