The Cascada is not outrageously expensive given its healthy standard equipment but it will set you back substantially more than an equivalent VW Golf cabriolet, which will also hold its value better and offers a broader range of more efficient engines. The 1.4 petrol is the sweet spot in the range, being pleasant to use and the most affordable. A standard warranty that lasts 100,000 miles for the first owner also brings peace of mind.
Vauxhall Cascada quality & reliability
All models get a leather dash and contrasting metal-finish highlights. This, together with well-damped switchgear and clear, bright dials makes for a plush-feeling cabin, though it falls short of the perceived quality in premium brands. The Cascada wasn’t involved in the JD Power survey, but Vauxhall was rated below average in the 2012 study.
Vauxhall Cascada safety & security
All Cascada models come with four airbags, an active rollover protection system, stability control, two Isofix child seat fittings in the rear, and adaptive brake lights that flash to warn following drivers of very hard braking. An alarm, immobiliser, remote central locking and locking wheel nuts are also standard. Euro NCAP has not tested the Cascada yet, but a five-star rating is predicted.