Vauxhall has shown itself to have a firm handle on what British buyers want over the years. Its major model lines with their wide variety of engine and trim level options do a fine job of offering something for everyone, propelling badges like Corsa, Astra and Vectra to household name status. Buy a used Vauxhall and you'll be joining the massed ranks of other motorists who do the same every year.
| Corsa (29%)
| Astra (21%)
| Mokka (11%)
| Insignia (11%)
| Zafira (5%)
| Adam (4%)
| Viva (4%)
| Vivaro (3%)
| Meriva (3%)
| Zafira Tourer (1%)
Popular body styles: | Hatchback (73%) | Estate (7%) | People Carrier (6%) | Van (3%) | Coupe (2%) | 4x4 (1%) | Convertible (1%) | Saloon (1%)
Transmissions: | Automatic (10%) | Manual (90%)
Fuel types: | Diesel (34%) | Electric (0%) | Petrol (66%)
Engines: | 1000cc (6%) | 1200cc (14%) | 1300cc (1%) | 1400cc (35%) | 1500cc (1%) | 1600cc (21%) | 1700cc (3%) | 1800cc (2%) | 1900cc (1%) | 2000cc (12%) | 2200cc (1%) | 2300cc (1%) | 2400cc (0%) | 2500cc (0%) | 2800cc (0%) | 3000cc (0%) | 6000cc (0%) | 6200cc (0%)
Popular colors: | Green | Gold | Brown | Blue | Black
Popular derivatives: Active | Breeze | Club | Comfort | Design | Elegance | Elite | Energy | Enjoy | Envoy | Excite | Exclusiv | Expression | Gls | Life | Limited Edition | Sport | Sri | Sri Vx Line | Sxi | Tech Line | Vxr | Vxr Nurburgring Edition |
We'll stick to the more recent models here but buyers on a budget can venture back into Vauxhall history and pick up some very tidy used cars for a song. The Agila is the most compact Vauxhall these days and the one to seek out is the second generation car based on the Suzuki Splash. It's a small car that makes the most of its interior space. The Corsa is far more common on the second hand car market and the fourth generation car launched in 2006 is still one of the best superminis around - comfortable and attractively styled. The MK5 Astra as a similarly dynamic appearance, especially in three-door Sport Hatch form, and like the Corsa, it's available in VXR guise with fiery performance. The Insignia is the car that replaced the long serving Vectra and has been very well received. Pre-owned models are around in good numbers now and brisk depreciation from new makes these large medium range Mondeo-sized models very good value as second hand cars. Of course, there's loads more to Vauxhall too. Used car buyers will encounter the Meriva and Zafira MPVs, which are also available in VXR guise so you can scare the family silly, the Antara 4x4 and the cute Tigra folding metal-top coupe. Fans of used second hand muscle cars will appreciate the performance bargains that are the V8 Monaro and VXR8 coupes.
When you know the Vauxhall car that you want to buy the chances are high that youâ€™ll need to use the sale of your existing car to help pay for it. You need to decide what is the best way of selling your car in order to give you the best return. There are two main ways to sell your car. Firstly, you can part-exchange it against your next car or you can sell it privately. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages mainly to do with convenience and your asking price. You can find out more about the different ways of selling your car by visiting our â€śSell My Carâ€ť section. You will find lots of other helpful tips and advice when it comes to selling you old motor.
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