Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 2002 - 2009 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

2002 - 2009 review
Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 2002 - 2009
  • Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 2002 - 2009
  • Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 2002 - 2009
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Ownership cost

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

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

From new, the Vectra suffered savage depreciation, but because it's been off sale since early 2009 that shouldn't prove a concern.

On the whole, there's little here to worry you, because daily running costs are affordable. The 1.8s fall into insurance group 7, most others sit in groups 10 to 12 and only the 3.2 takes you as high as group 15.

Servicing is cheap and simple, too, and even more so if you go to an independent garage rather than a main franchise. An on-board computer tells you when work is due, so driving sensibly can keep your bills down even further.

Finally, for a big car, the Vectra's fuel economy is good. The 1.9 diesels achieve over 47mpg, while the 1.8 petrol manages the low 30s. The 2.2 does slightly better because it doesn't have to work so hard, but, as you'd expect, the 2.0 turbo and V6s are far less economical.