For Searing pace and capable handling make the Vauxhall Maloo great fun to drive, and with a huge covered load area, it’s reasonably practical if you only need seating for two.
Against The Maloo’s insatiable thirst for fuel and weak resale values mean the running costs aren't as reasonable as the purchase price. The interior is bland, too.
The Vauxhall Maloo blends supercar pace and pick-up truck styling. Few cars will get you as a many looks, but there are better ways to spend this sort of money.
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On paper, the Vauxhall Maloo makes even less sense than the VXR8 saloon it's based on. Even if you ignore the high price, the 21mpg fuel economy, the 320g/km CO2 emissions and the iffy interior, very few drivers in the UK have any need for a pick-up truck – especially one with just two seats.
That said, the Maloo was never supposed to be sensible. It's surprisingly good fun to drive, and with a choice of 10 lurid paint colours, it'll get you more looks than just about anything else on the road.
Just be make sure you’ve considered the astronomical running costs before you buy one, and be aware that a VXR8 saloon offers the same thrills but with an extra couple of seats.