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Vauxhall VX220 Roadster review

2000 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £23,330 - £29,835
Used prices £5,758 - £12,678
Road tax cost £325 - £395
Insurance group 33 - 38
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 261 - 276 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Refined engines, looks, driving position, dynamics.


Awkward cabin access, the badge.

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The British car buying public doesn’t see Vauxhall as a sports car producer and sales for VX220 were disappointing especially when it was a very similar proposition to the Lotus Elise. Which badge would you prefer? However, the arrival of the Turbo has made it rather more popular as it offers more performance than the Elise, and at a lower price. In fact, it offers performance and value at unrivalled levels.