Vauxhall Monaro (2004 – 2007) Review

Vauxhall Monaro (2004 – 2007) At A Glance


+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.

On average it achieves 120% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Vauxhall Monaro (2004 – 2007)


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Average performance


Real MPG

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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Where can I get brake pads for my 2005 Vauxhall Monaro?
"I have a 2005 Vauxhall Monaro (5.7-litre, 333bhp version) which needs new front brake pads. Do you know if there is a source other than Vauxhall for these?"
Try and ask for Rossinis.
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Loyal flush?
"My 40k mile Vauxhall Meriva has just been serviced by the main dealer who, without asking, added some substance to the petrol and engine oil and called it an ‘Emissions Service’ then stuck £20 on my bill. They claim it will remove sludge from the cylinder head and camshaft. Since anyone who looked in the filler cap could see that the engine top end was perfectly clean and I always fill up with a superior grade of petrol do you think they tried to con me? I worry about the lubrication properties of the engine oil being compromised by the addition of this cleaner?"
These will be two separate additives. One is an oil flush added to the old oil to flush more of it and old hydrocarbon deposits out of the engine than simply draining the old oil would. The other will be a fuel system cleaner added to the petrol to clean hydrocarbon deposits from the fuel system. If the car does a lot of short runs from cold this can be necessary.
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