Used Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback 1995 - 2002 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Used Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback 1995 - 2002
  • Used Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback 1995 - 2002
  • Used Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback 1995 - 2002

Our recommendations

Which used Vauxhall Vectra hatchback should I buy?

Buy a face-lifted car from 1999 onwards. These have a much better drive, as well as higher cabin quality and specification. Engines range from a weedy 1.6 petrol to a 2.5 V6, with some drab diesels in between.

Stick with the 1.8, 2.0 or 2.2 petrol engines, and preferably the largest of the three, which is smooth, responsive and not too thirsty. The 2.0-litre diesels are slow and gruff, but the 2.2 version is adequate.