Long term tests

Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

The AA had just been out to the evo office to fix one of Brett Fraser's temperamental motors and as the helpful chap packed up his tools he asked after our VX220 Turbo. 'How's the VXT then? I've been out a couple of times to fix it now...' A statement, you might think, that would mean we were glad to see the back of the VXT. Well, no actually. It's certainly tried my patience a few times (although it was the dealer rather than the car that really frustrated) but after 13 months and almost 13,000 miles it hu

Running Costs

Date acquiredAugust 2003
Total mileage12,911
Duration of test13 months
Average MPG28.5mpg
Servicing costs£108
Consumables£485.28 (brake pads)
Extra costs£2144 (exhaust and ECU)
Price new£27,610 (as tested)
Trade in value£19,000

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