Long term tests

Vauxhall Vectra VXR

Serious mileage this month and the Vectra VXR coped admirably

After its journey to Germany last month, as well as constant use on photo-shoots, several trips to airports and various load-lugging duties for which you’d normally hire a Transit, it was time for the VXR’s first service, which came in at a fairly hefty £219.40.

The staff at my local dealership told me it was the first one they’d seen, which didn’t surprise me – I’ve seen only one other Vectra VXR on the road and that was the saloon. It appears that people are all too quick to dismiss this car – as I admit I was at first – but that’s a mistake. Just lately ‘the Grifter’ has really shone.

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It’s done some serious mileage this month, in fact the most I can remember of any car on evo’s Fast Fleet. Around 2500 of them were in one week alone, following the year’s best cars on eCoty… but more on that next time.

Running Costs

Date acquiredJune 2007
Total mileage16,432
Costs this month£219.40
Mileage this month5563
MPG this month21.8
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