Vauxhall Vectra Elite
The Vauxhall Vectra Elite is a top of the range trim on this popular and long running motor that gives you a lot for comparatively little. It’s a hugely popular choice with people who want something that works but remains value for money, and appeals in particular to families and executives. Stylish, well equipped and very straightforward to drive, it boasts high safety and reliability scores and remains practical and versatile enough for everyday use. What you get is a car that just seems to perform and do everything well, without shouting about it. Engine options include 1.8 to 2.2 litre petrols, in addition to 1.9 litre diesels.
The Vauxhall Vectra Elite really does look good, albeit a bit understated. It’s sharp and shapely from the outside, and the cabin is light, bright, inviting and decently roomy to sit in. The trim finish is solid, and there are some robust looking materials too, plus 500 litres of boot space. On the gear and gadget side of things, you’ll spot alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric windows, CD stereo system, media connections, airbags, leather seats, parking sensors, sat nav, cruise control and driver assists. Driving wise, it’s positive, refined and confident on all types of roads, which makes it a real bargain for £8,000 used.