If you’ve ever said to yourself “I’d rather die than drive around in one of those vans with windows”, then please indulge us for a couple of minutes, because the Vauxhall Combo Life really does deserve a second thought.
Yep, we get it. An MPV isn’t the most fashionable thing to ferry your kids around in, particularly when it’s the type that shares its styling with a vehicle designed to have ‘Smith & Sons’ or similar plastered on the side. And such discernment is fine if you have the wherewithal to buy a properly big seven-seat SUV. An Audi Q7 or a Land Rover Discovery, perhaps. That way, you can drive something glamorous and really practical to boot.
However, if your budget is closer to the £20k mark, you have three choices: buy a much smaller and less practical SUV, buy second hand or forget about fashion completely and buy something like the Vauxhall Combo Life.
We say “something like”, because the Combo Life is actually very similar underneath to the Peugeot Rifter and Citroën Berlingo. All three cars are available in five-seat and seven-seat guise and, depending on which version you choose, can match the space of the biggest SUVs while making a considerably smaller dent in your wallet.
So, assuming you’re still with us and prepared to think with your head rather than your heart, read on over the next few pages to find out everything you could possibly want to know about the Combo Life. We’ll also tell you how it compares with rival MPVs and point you in the direction of the versions that make the most sense.
If you decide you want to buy a Combo Life, or indeed any other Vauxhall, just click here to visit our New Car Buying service to find out how much money we could save you.