3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Vauxhall VXR8 (07-09) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £34,835 - £36,265
Used price £8,830 - £17,585
Used monthly cost From £220 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £630
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?


Characterful V8 engine, strong performance, plenty of road presence, good value


Lacks refinement and sophistication, thirsty engine and high emissions

Vauxhall VXR8 rivals

Written by David Ross on

The VXR8 effectively replaces the Monaro in the Vauxhall line-up but rather than a two-door coupe, this is a four-door saloon. It has the same brutish character though with aggressive looks and a rumbling V8 engine that produces more than 400bhp. That means it can accelerate from 0-60mph as fast as a BMW M3 or an Audi S4, but while it has thunderous performance, it lacks a little in finesse.

It’s decent value though and comes well equipped as standard, while the interior is well put together, although not particularly upmarket. But what the VXR8 does have in abundance is the feelgood factor and as a result it’s a very engaging car to drive.

Vauxhall VXR8 rivals