10 Jun: Vauxhall Corsa 1.2

Vauxhall Corsa SRi Nav Premium 1.2 Turbo Hard to believe perhaps, but the original Vauxhall Nova was launched nearly 40 years ago. The original may have been smaller than Margaret Thatcher’s handbag, but like any baby born back then it is all grown up now. This latest Corsa can no […] Read more »

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10 Oct: Vauxhall Vivaro Life

… Vauxhall Vivaro Life Elite (Long) 2.0 TD … As far as I am concerned the Vauxhall Vivaro Life is the ideal family/holiday/business car, so there is no need to go any further. That’s all you need to know. But for those who may doubt such a profound statement, perhaps […] Read more »

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30 Sep: Vauxhall Astra 1.2T

… Vauxhall Astra Elite NAV 1.2T … If Brexit ever happens we might just be thankful that Vauxhall is still building cars and vans in the UK. When the Tunnel is filled in, the ports closed and the airport runways have trenches dug across them at least we’ll still be […] Read more »

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25 Jul: Vauxhall Combo Life

… Vauxhall Combo Life XL, 1.5L … By Combo to Kintyre … The Vauxhall Combo Life is just about the perfect ‘family car’. It may lack the style and panache of an SUV or estate, but it more than makes up for it in sheer practicality. The interior is spacious […] Read more »

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28 Sep: Vauxhall Combo Life

… Vauxhall Combo Life 1.5TD … Here’s a question. Define the term ‘family car’. What exactly is a ‘family car’? There are so many categories these days that some vehicles fall into not just one or two categories, but three or four, and the poor great British public has to […] Read more »

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12 Sep: Vauxhall Insignia GSi

… Vauxhall Insignia GSi Sports Tourer BiTurbo D 4×4… For the ‘badge-snob’ car buying punters, Vauxhall’s Insignia may well be overlooked as they trek round the Teutonic offerings on various forecourts and the increasingly popular big cat saloons from Castle Bromwich. That is their loss. The Vauxhall Insignia GSi Sports […] Read more »

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20 Feb: Vauxhall Grandland X

… Vauxhall Grandland X … Although the Grandland X is Vauxhall’s biggest SUV it won’t rival the bulk of the bigger Jags, BMWs and Audis. This is more of a mid-range vehicle and should be compared to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga and Kia Sportage among others […] Read more »

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21 Sep: Vauxhall Insigna SRi

… Vauxhall Insigna SRi … You know that old saying that goes something like this – “he could start an argument in an empty room?” Well, you can now start an argument in an empty car. Don’t get me wrong, the brand new Vauxhall Insignia is a cracking car for […] Read more »

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19 Jul: Vauxhall Astra Tourer

… Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.0 SRi Nav … ou have to wonder about the logic behind the idea of putting a small, 1 litre, three cylinder engine into an estate car body. It’s only got 105 bhp to lug along the excessive tinwork and glazing, so you’d think it […] Read more »

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31 Aug: Vauxhall Corsa VXR

… Vauxhall Corsa VXR … The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is most certainly a ‘hoot hatch’. No, that’s not a typo or a spelling mistake, this hot hatch is a hoot to drive. Developing 202bhp from its 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine in a car weighing 1.7 tonnes, there’s plenty to […] Read more »

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