What used Vauxhall Adam hatchback will I get for my budget?
The price for an early 2013 Vauxhall Adam with a relatively high mileage will be around £4000, but you’d be better off spending between £4000 and £5000 for either a 1.2 or 1.4-litre petrol with under 50,000 miles.
Increase your budget to between £6000 and £8000 and you’ll find examples of the turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol and Rocks models, and many 2014 and 2015 cars. Spend more than £8000 and you should be able to find an Adam with the 148bhp 1.4-litre engine that is found in both the S and Rocks S variants, or a good 2017 car.
How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Adam hatchback?
The entry-level 1.2 petrol has an average economy figure of 53.3mpg and £120 road tax while the 1.4 is rated for 51.4mpg and £120 tax. A downsized 1.0 turbo-petrol was introduced around 2014 and it has an average economy figure of 57.6mpg and £30 tax. When that engine is fitted to a Rocks model, the economy drops slightly to 55.4mpg, but it still fits into the £30 tax bracket.
The more powerful 148bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol in the S and Rocks S isn’t cheap to run because it only manages 47.9mpg and costs £140 to tax in the Adam S. This drops to 44.8mpg and £155 tax in the Adam Rocks S.
All models registered after 1st April 2017 will set you back £140 per year to tax because they will be charged under the new system. Servicing costs are very competitive and insurance is on par with rivals too. One thing to consider though, if you want to keep the benefit of OnStar and the onboard wifi, it’ll set you back a yearly fee of £89.50.
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