Long term tests

Vauxhall Vectra VXR

Vauxhall's VXR likes a drink, but it's not the only one...

Consequent to my BA Baracus attitude towards aeroplanes, I recently found myself piloting the longest long-termer to Frankfurt and back.

The hand-tamped, farmyard-grade concrete that is the Belgian motorway was faithfully described by the sizeable tyres, and I discovered that the VXR also likes a drink, much in the same way Keith Floyd does. Otherwise it’s a fine pan-continental machine: smooth and long-legged on the autoroute; on-off turbo and torque-steery giggles in something the size of your sitting room on the twisty bits. It can also swallow 96 cases of French lager…

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Running Costs

Date acquiredJune 2007
Total mileage10,869
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month2430
MPG this month24.2
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