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For Unparalleled personalisation options make a owning a unique car a genuine possibility. The Adam also has a smart cabin and all versions are well equipped.

Against The ride is too firm on the versions we’ve tried so far, and the handling isn’t assured enough at speed. The Adam isn’t that cheap, either, and there’s very little space in the back.

Vauxhall Adam Hatchback
33 5stars

The Vauxhall Adam has bags of style and luxury equipment, and a classy cabin. However, the versions we’ve driven so far are just too uncomfortable to recommend.

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There are 18 Vauxhall Adam versions available

Hatchback 1.2 Jam 3dr £11,455
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Jam S/S 3dr £11,750
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 87 Jam 3dr £11,780
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Jam 3dr £12,305
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Jam S/S 3dr £12,600
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Glam 3dr £12,850
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Glam S/S 3dr £13,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 87 Glam 3dr £13,175
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Slam 3dr £13,350
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 S/S Jam 3dr £13,455
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Slam S/S 3dr £13,645
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 87 Slam 3dr £13,675
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Glam 3dr £13,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Glam S/S 3dr £13,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Slam 3dr £14,200
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 100 Slam S/S 3dr £14,495
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 S/S Glam 3dr £14,850
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 S/S Slam 3dr £15,350
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Clearly the temptation with the Adam is to take advantage of the almost limitless powers of personal expression, but care needs to be taken: the more outlandish you make your Adam, the smaller the number of people who’ll want to buy it from you.

You can, for instance, spec an array of mad dashboard surrounds called foils, some of which are LED backlit to create a great look and weird light in your Adam's cabin. However, when you get bored or need to sell, you can buy something more sober for just £75, which your dealer should be able to fit in minutes. You may then even be able to sell your old foils to someone else on eBay.

So far, we’ve only driven versions on big wheels and sports suspension. They haven’t impressed us, but we’re hoping that cars on smaller wheels and a softer set-up will be better.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Adam Hatchback 1.2 Jam 3dr

I decided to downgrade my car for economy costs so I bought the vauxhall Adam 1.2 Glam With the technical pack, it basically drives like a corsa but…

Robert Dunsmore

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