Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

1995 - 2002 review
Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002
  • Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002
  • Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002
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What's the used Vauxhall Vectra estate like?

The Vectra estate was never the most polished drive when it was new and the passing years haven't been kind to it. Not that it's bad - don't get us wrong - just that it's too mediocre too often.

The suspension can cope with smaller bumps, but you'll notice larger potholes because they show up the car's underlying lack of composure. There's no great fun to be had in corners, either. A shortage of grip, dull steering and a general, unsatisfying wallowing see to that. To make matters worse, the steering wheel adjusts for height only, which will compromise the driving position for some. Still, despite the interior's bland appearance, it has a sensible layout. More worryingly, the Vectra isn't the most practical car, as the load bay isn't as well proportioned as a Ford Mondeo or Peugeot 406 estate's and passengers in the back may find leg- and headroom at a premium. At least those in the front won't complain.