Used Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

1998 - 2004 review
Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)
  • Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)
  • Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 (98 - 04)
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Ownership cost

What used Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Frontera 4x4?

Compared to the Freelander, the Frontera looks like something of a bargain used buy. At the same age, a Frontera is at least a few hundred pounds less expensive than the Land Rover, and even a Suzuki Grand Vitara will cost more.

The Frontera also looks pretty good in terms of everyday running costs. Insurance groups are lower than rivals' and it's much the same story with routine servicing: compared to a Freelander or Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, the Vauxhall is generally a little cheaper.

On the other hand the Frontera loses out when you look at fuel economy. Engine for engine, the Vauxhall is always less economical than the Land Rover or Suzuki rivals.

Likewise, when it comes to unscheduled repairs, the Frontera also looks very dear. According to Warranty Direct, average repairs on a Frontera are considerably more expensive than on a Freelander.