Used Vauxhall VX220 Open 2000 - 2006 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
  • Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
  • Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
Used Vauxhall VX220 Open 2000 - 2006 review
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What's the used Vauxhall VX220 sports like?

The Vauxhall VX220 is too extreme to be a rival for the Mazda MX-5 or Toyota MR2, so its natural competitor is the car that shares its chassis, the Lotus Elise. Unlike most contemporary Elises, however, the VX comes with anti-lock brakes and a driver's airbag as standard.

It has a choice of two engines - a 145bhp 2.2- or 197bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged unit - and basically you're choosing from fast or very fast. The standard VX's performance is sensational, but the Turbo can take on the very best high-performance cars.