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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

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

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Vauxhall Mokka (12-) Hatchback
7 reader reviews for Vauxhall Mokka Crossover.
  • 1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv S/S 5dr

    Todd Brittain , Western Australia . Date: 27/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    My wife and I were in Scotland on Holiday in May 2014 and hired a car to do a three-day road trip from Edinburgh to Inverness, to Oban and back to Glasgow. We were given a brand new Diesel-powered Vauxhall Mokka.

    Upon seeing the car, my first thoughts were "this looks good". Now...before I continue, let me say that I have been driving for 35 years, all of that in Western Australia, a large proportion of which has been in conditions requiring a 4x4, so I've had considerable driving experience on which to base my comments.

    Now back to the Mokka: How should I put this ? It has got to be hands down the WORST new vehicle I have ever driven. Completely underpowered and way too over-geared. It was downright hazardous to drive in my opinion. That's right. I thought it was unsafe. Why? It would stall at the drop of a hat; completely underpowered, even at highway cruising speed when one did not change down at the optimal moment and the engine had to lug *slightly*...it would stall. Heck, it would not even reverse up the slightest incline without considerable riding of the clutch!

    My guess is that the 6 speed gearbox is on board to try and compensate for an engine that is woefully inadequate for the size of car. That's enough for me. I won't even bother reviewing cosmetics etc. as in my opinion the vehicle does not even pass muster. Sorry Vauxhall, but I would not drive this car even if it were given to me. I couldn't imagine ever forking over the kind of serious cash needed to

  • 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

    Stephen Roberts , England . Date: 12/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      18000

    My car

    Same old Vauxhall, same old rubbish.

    Just drove the 1.7 diesel tech line on trial.

    Noisy, clattery, underpowered engine. No torque and no pull. Sounds like something from thirty years ago.

    Loads of wind noise at motorway speeds. Think a lot of it comes from the wing mirrors.

    Totally uninspiring performance and bland, nondescript cabin with some cheap looking materials in places.

    Abysmal positioning of the centre arm rest.

    Cheap and old fashioned looking wing mirrors.

    Vague and wobbly suspension.

    The only positive is the MPG.

    Another lemon. AVOID.

  • 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

    David Hall , Gwent . Date: 11/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43.5

    My car

    I drive many hire cars, usually min 200 miles, 50/50 motorway and 'A' roads. Recently I've driven the Mokka, the last time after rejecting another Insignia. Out of the frying pan into the fire. Vauxhall really tries but seems to miss the mark.

    First impressions? Looks good, feels good, well equipped, rear legroom adequate with the fairly upright seating position. First hire car it took 15 mins to work out the switch gear, satnav, hifi, cruise control without an instruction manual. Rear view? None. Parking sensors not optional here. Onto the road, all looks good. The first time out I was surprised when booting to overtake on an open road & looked at the clock to see I was doing 80mph! Very quickly back to 60mph officer. Honest.

    Clarkson told no lies when he extolled the virtues of the Yeti. The Mokka is a fair attempt to match it. At the right price I might even be tempted. EXCEPT FOR THE PEDALS!! What are they thinking?! Brake is 20mm higher than the accelerator. Clutch pedal is ludicrous. At least another 20mm higher again. You can't really rest your heel on the floor. And no room for a size 10 foot to the left either. So it's constant movement of left leg back and forth, up and down. I've rarely been so glad to give a car back. It feels that the pedal set up is derived from a regular car. With the upright leg position in the Mokka this is a serious failure. Quick gear change/breaking without getting a foot caught is a worry. For this alone it's 2/10 and never again.

  • 1.6i 115 SE S/S 5dr

    Robert Chapman , Down . Date: 21/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42.5

    My car

    I have had this car for six months now and the power steering went had it back two days and the power steering went again , The auto lights stopped working its a bit hard on the fuel but not bad !!!!

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