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Vauxhall Agila 1.2i 16V 5d (2001/X)

Vauxhall Agila 1.2i 16V 5d (2001/X) - Owner Review

It never gives up, no matter how hard you push it. It hasn't broken down and just hasn't dissappointed me.

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Review submitted by
Simon Harris on

Vauxhall Agila (00-07)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It shows that I am a mature, sensible driver. It makes me stand out from the crowd.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's an excellent car and very spacious! An excellent buy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
It just doesn't let me down, no matter what I put it through, it will just keep going and going and going - On and on and won't pack in. It is extremely reliable - Even a professional mechanic said that to me!

What are you likely to buy next?
Another one or a Suzuki Ignis.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
October 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Managed to get the price down from about 1,500 to 1,300 - A fantastic deal!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It has a unique shape and the space it offers is exceptional. It's a bit like the tardis. The colour is also very eyecatching - Metallic blue.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and helpful, although just wanted rid of the car from his forecourt it seems and was a bit pushy at times.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Despite what people may say/think, this is quite a powerful car. Occasionally on the motorway (particularly on a gradient/hill) it may struggle to get over 65mph, but I have pushed it over 70mph and seems capable. It can be quite scary going passed the side of a lorry as it does get blown to the side a bit by the crosswinds. It is very quick off the starting line, particularly at traffic lights.

What's it like to park?
Extremely easy! The rearview mirror could be a little bigger but it's very easy to park due to it's shape. Very tight turning circle so can get out of the smallest parking space. Front end is difficult to judge though due to bonnet shape.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Just wear and tear as the car hadn't been driven much as the previous owner was an elderly gentleman. Since I have bought it in October 2009, it has needed a new ignition coil and just new brakes! It just keeps on going and going.

What's most practical about your car?
It never gives up, no matter how hard you push it. It hasn't broken down and just hasn't dissappointed me.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not many in this car sadly, but if I had to choose it would be the secret trays under the passenger/driver seat.

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