Review: Vauxhall Monaro (2004 – 2007)


Masses of performance for the money. Wonderful rear-drive handling. Well equipped. VXR 6.0 gets 4 stars.

Pity its looks aren't as exciting as the drive.

Recently Added To This Review

1 January 2007 Limited edition VXR500 added to the range

For 2007, limited-edition VXR500 is based on the standard 6.0-litre Monaro VXR, but uses supercharged forced induction to take the power from 403 to 500PS and torque up from 530Nm to a massive 677Nm.... Read more

1 March 2005 VXR power boosted

6.0 litre 404PS 400bhp Corvettle LS2 powered Monaro VXR on sale in UK from March 2005 (silver car in pics). 530Nm torque. 180mph top speed. So faster even than Lotus Carlton and 'fastest ever' car with... Read more

1 August 2004 Higher powered VXR launched

380bhp factory version VXR at £35,595 from summer 2004. Standard car got power upgrade to 345bhp with 500Nm (353lb ft) torque from 10th March 2005 listed at £29,895. Got brakes from Corvette... Read more

Vauxhall Monaro (2004 – 2007): At A Glance

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18–26 mpg

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Was the Vauxhall Monaro produced in left-hand drive?

Do you know if the Vauxhall Monaro has ever been produced in left-hand drive?
Not unless it was ever badged as an Opel and I don't think it ever was. Australia, where it comes from, is RHD.
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