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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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18 reader reviews for Vauxhall Agila MPV.
  • 1.0i 12v 5dr

    Elaine Todd , Merseyside . Date: 22/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my very first car and I love it. Im not a car person but as soon as I saw it I wanted it.When I told my husband what I had gone out and bought he didnt look to impressed !! But even he has admitted that its a really good little car...good on unleaded...and can be parked anywhere.Ive done 70 down the motorway in "her" and being a new driver only since July it didnt worry me.Not noticed any rattles or strange noises. She wasnt bought from new shes 2nd hand and 7 years old. Oh and shes bright red as well so there is no chance of anyone trying to steal her.I take my grand daughter out in it and if I didnt think she was safe I wouldnt.Overall an Agila is a good just passed your test car but you might just stick with them for years I know I will.

  • 1.0i 12v Expression 5dr

    Robert Hatch , Devon . Date: 11/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I don't really love cars like some men do. To me they are just a mode of transport but my ancient Escort had had its day and I went in search of replacement car. I spent a good while trudging around secondhand dealers and drove a few test cars - none of which inspired me.

    Then my partner and I chanced upon the Agila. I took to it instantly - it lacked street cred so it would not be driven from hell to hackney by my teenage children. The space inside with the seats down is enormous - a must as we carry a lot of waste to the recycling tip - and with seats up there is still ample room for shopping. The seats are very comfortable, it is easy to drive and goes along the motorway at a steady 65mph with no trouble. It is cheap to tax insure and run.

    I love it, as does my partner.

  • 1.2i 16v Club 5dr

    sarah hall Date: 29/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After my car was stolen (an Audi A4), I purchased a car that basically no boy racer would steal - the Vauxhall Agila!

    I've had it for three years and I like its cheap tax and good fuel economy. I fill the petrol tank and it keeps me going for a month.

    I have had a few problems of late, but that's because it is six years old, so I'm part-exchanging it shortly.

    Other than looking like Postman Pat at the wheel, it's economical, small enough to park where most gas-guzzlers can't, has cheap tax, cheap insurance and is a good general runabout.

    The only fault is that it is not good on a motorway - it just hasn't got the kick in it when overtaking. On a windy day it's wobbly, too.

    However it's a good, family-friendly car. It's roomy for the kids, and there's plenty of room in the back. The boot with the seats down is big. I have fitted all sorts in my boot - it's bigger than it seems.

    I would recommend one (just not in red, like Postman Pat!).

  • 1.2i 16v 5dr

    Peter Hazael , West Sussex . Date: 23/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The AGILA - it really is a case of 'Horses for courses'. My wife absolutely loves it. It's compact, has a good, high seating position for 2 + 2 in comfort, (2 + 3 if they're small) and the other day we even took a large armchair down to the local recycling centre - try doing that in many larger 'family' cars! Handling is acceptable, all-round visibility is excellent and around town it's nippy.

    And I never mind driving the Agila even though I drive 30k miles a year in a Skoda Octavia L&K (my third - and with the 2.0 diesel engine you don't get performance much better than that) But… the Agila is not a car for very long runs or for more than the occasional motorway trip. It can hold its own on the motorway but that's not its forte. With the 1.2 Corsa engine (the chain-driven cam is a plus!) overall it’s a very acceptable compromise of overall performance and economy. As the Salesman said, if only people would give it a try mostly they'd be pleasantly surprised. We were - although my driving enjoyment is marred by the fact we don't have either the optional driver's seat height adjustment or steering column adjustment - which anyone over 5ft 2 inches needs.

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