Used Vauxhall Agila MPV 2000 - 2008 review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

2000 - 2008 review
Vauxhall Agila MPV (00 - 08)
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Ownership cost

What used Vauxhall Agila estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Agila estate?

There's no getting away from it, the Agila is quite pricey for a city car. And, the price becomes even more unpalatable when you consider how poorly equipped it is next to some cheaper rivals.

The Agila's roominess is its main asset, but the Suzuki Wagon R+, which is mechanically identical to the Agila, provides all the same space for significantly less money. True, the Wagon R+ doesn't have the same supple ride as the Agila, but the ride isn't worth the extra cash you'll part with to get it.

Purchase price aside, running an Agila isn't too dear, and fuel economy, for example, isn't bad whichever engine you choose. The 1.0-litre will return an average of 44.8mpg, while the 1.2 isn't far behind on 43.5mpg.

Insurance bills will be low, too. Buyers of the 1.0 will pay a group 2 premium, while the 1.2 has a group 3 classification.

Servicing will be cheap, too, because routine maintenance needs to be carried out only every 20,000 miles.