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Vauxhall Reviews

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Good: Huge amount of personalisation for interior and exterior. Good level of standard equipment. Much improved later engines.
Bad: Limited interior space. Original engines were dull and dated. Not special to drive.
Good: More spacious than previous Astra. Available with impressive 1.0 Ecotec petrol. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Good ride comfort.
Bad: Doesn't move things on significantly from the old model. Rivals are more enjoyable to drive. Engine failures in 1.4T reported.
Good: Same size as previous Astra Sport Tourer but with 80 litres more loadspace, up to date engines and latest in-car tech. Peugeot engines from Autumn 2019.
Bad: Not as good to drive as its rivals.
Good: Available as a five or seven-seater. Three Isofix points in the back. Twin-sliding doors. 597 litres of boot space minimum.
Bad: Not particularly refined. Engine has to be worked hard to get performance.
Good: Will be available as an electric car.
Bad: On sale late 2019.
Good: Much improved over previous Corsa. Better quality interior with a more upmarket feel. Impressive Good for around town.
Bad: Baffling number of different trim levels. Steering is slow and lacks feel. Other hatchbacks are more enjoyable to drive. Low Speed Pre-Ignition Detonation common problem with 1.0T 3-cylinder engine.
Good: Electric car with 205-mile range.
Bad: Deliveries from early 2020.
Good: Practical inside with lots of space and a good-sized boot. Impressive engines shared with the Peugeot 2008. All models get a touchscreen system and climate control.
Bad: Drab interior layout. Cheap material quality. Wallowing suspension and numb steering.
Good: Shares platform with 3008. Provides a less avant-garde alternative to the Peugeot 3008.
Bad: Lacks some features of the 3008. Not cheap.
Good: Four-wheel drive version of Insignia with raised ride height. Gets more powerful diesel engine.
Bad: Not arriving until late 2017.
Good: Represents very good value for money. Big boot and generous amount of rear legroom. Diesels are very economical while the 1.5 Turbo petrol is very good.
Bad: Interior material quality isn't great. Pretty dull to drive. 1.6-litre 200PS petrol is very thirsty and not particularly quick.
Good: Huge load area. Loads of interior space. Quiet and refined. Good value for money.
Bad: Panoramic glass roof eats into headroom. Lacklustre 1.6-litre diesel engines. Some cheap details in the cabin.
Good: Front wheel drive or four wheel drive. Good rear passenger room. Efficient 1.7 CDTi. 140PS 1.4T is the engine of choice. Mokka X much improved. Very few reports of problems.
Bad: Not particularly quick or refined. Relatively high list prices (but always heavily discounted). Does not delude you with the quality of its trim.
Good: Low loading sill with the front-wheel drive models makes it easy to lift heavy goods in and out. Low running costs and 25,000-mile service intervals.
Bad: No standard ESP for front-drive models. Insubstantial-feeling plastics. The 100PS model feels underpowered on motorway.
Good: Functional and affordable city car. Easy to park. Well-equipped as standard. All models get five-doors. Flat folding rear seats.
Bad: No fun to drive at speed. Underpowered and undergeared for motorway. Interior dull and uninspiring. Flat folded rear seats force front seats forward, leaving little room for the driver.
Good: Easy to drive. Body cladding means you can bump into things without causing much damage. Flat folding rear seats.
Bad: Why would you buy one over a standard Viva? Double folded rear seats force the front seats forward, leaving little room for the driver.
Good: Comes with impressive 1.6-litre diesel. Very quiet and refined on the move. Much improved interior. DAB as standard. Similar cargo area design means existing racking and conversions will still fit.
Bad: Doesn't quite feel as high quality as the Transit Custom.
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