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Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002 review

(1995 - 2002)
Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1995 - 2002
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Which used Vauxhall Vectra estate should I buy?

The great thing about the Vectra is that there are loads about, and independent traders and classifieds have a huge choice. But, a face-lift in March 1999 brought significant improvements to the Vectra, so stick to cars made from then onwards.

These all have remote central locking, deadlocks, front airbags and anti-lock brakes, although the LS adds electric front windows and a sunroof. GLS and CD trims also come with air-con, alloy wheels and electric heated door mirrors. CDX has climate control and, on 2.5 cars, leather trim. Specification was improved further in September 2000 but, irrespective of its vintage, a GLS or CD offers good value. SRi is the sports trim, and 2.5 V6 GSi cars are plush and more powerful (192bhp). Steer clear of the 1.8-litre petrols and the 2.0 Di, especially if you regularly carry heavy loads or tow. The 2.0 DTi isn't refined, but the 2.2 DTi is a decent diesel. The 2.0-litre is acceptable, but the later 2.2 is better. The V6s (2.5 or, later, 2.6) are strong performers and recommended if you don't mind the fuel bill.

Which used Vauxhall Vectra estate should I buy?

The great thing about the Vectra is that there are loads about, and independent traders and classifieds have a huge choice. But, a face-lift in March 1999 brought significant improvements to the Vectra, so stick to cars made from then onwards.

These all have remote central locking, deadlocks, front airbags and anti-lock brakes, although the LS adds electric front windows and a sunroof. GLS and CD trims also come with air-con, alloy wheels and electric heated door mirrors. CDX has climate control and, on 2.5 cars, leather trim. Specification was improved further in September 2000 but, irrespective of its vintage, a GLS or CD offers good value. SRi is the sports trim, and 2.5 V6 GSi cars are plush and more powerful (192bhp). Steer clear of the 1.8-litre petrols and the 2.0 Di, especially if you regularly carry heavy loads or tow. The 2.0 DTi isn't refined, but the 2.2 DTi is a decent diesel. The 2.0-litre is acceptable, but the later 2.2 is better. The V6s (2.5 or, later, 2.6) are strong performers and recommended if you don't mind the fuel bill.