For Searing pace and capable handling make the VXR8 great fun. And, with space for four and a big boot, it has big-car practicality, too.
Against With the car's insatiable thirst for fuel and weak resale values, the running costs aren't as reasonable as the purchase price. Plus, the interior is bland.
The VXR8 is a real monster and great fun with it. It has a lot of pace for the money, but will cost a lot to run. There are wiser ways to spend this much money.
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The VXR8 is an intoxicating blend of family-car space and practicality married to brutish V8 performance.
Running costs are on par with the Space Shuttle, mainly thanks to the engine's prolific thirst - and that’s only likely to get worse as fuel costs continue to spiral.
There’s plenty of space inside and an enormous boot, so it's an eminently practical super-saloon, but the interior is rather unremarkable, and some of the fit and finish is a wee bit patchy.
Still, you’ll ignore all this the first time you floor the throttle and unleash a torrent of eye-watering performance.
Resale values are not the strongest, but you shouldn’t have any trouble selling your VXR thanks to its strong cult following.
A real monster, and great fun, but there are wiser ways to spend this sort of money.