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What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

For Huge loadbay, cheap enough to buy and run

Against Smaller engines struggle; Ford Mondeo's a better drive

Verdict Practical, cheap and tough. Makes more sense than many MPVs

Go for… 1.9 CDTi 120 Design

Avoid… 2.8 V6 Elite

Vauxhall Vectra Estate
  • 1. If the 2.2 diesel misses regular oil checks/top-ups, it can run dry and seize
  • 2. The 2.2 petrol can snap its timing chains
  • 3. The clutch return spring has been known to stretch and cause premature wear or failure
  • 4. Cabin and loadbay are huge, with plenty of room for a family of five and their luggage
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