Used Vauxhall VX220 Open 2000 - 2006 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Ownership cost

2000 - 2006 review
Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
  • Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
  • Vauxhall VX220 Open (00 - 06)
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Ownership cost

What used Vauxhall VX220 sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall VX220 sports?

For such a specialised and focused sports car, the Vauxhall VX220 is amazingly easy on the wallet, thanks to enjoying the same labour rates as a Vauxhall Corsa. The only difficulty is that you will have to find a Vauxhall dealer that has a VX-trained mechanic or track down an independent specialist. Either way, you'll need to visit them every 10,000 miles.

Insurance is affordable for a car with such performance and the car's light weight means that fuel economy of 30mpg is easily attainable in daily driving, although the small fuel tank means you won't go far between visits to the petrol station.

The tyres on a VX are peculiar to that model because of their unusual sizes - the front ones are quite narrow for a performance car. So, when you're looking at a potential purchase, make sure its tyres have plenty of tread, or you could be facing a steep bill for a full set of replacements.