Used Vauxhall VXR8 (2007 - 2009) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
The VXR8 effectively replaces the Monaro in the Vauxhall line-up but rather than a two-door coupe, this is a four-door saloon. It has the same brutish character though with aggressive looks and a rumbling V8 engine that produces more than 400bhp.

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Running costs

Drive it hard regularly and you'll be spending a lot of time at the pumps refuelling the 73-litre tank. Even average fuel consumption is woeful at just 19mpg (20mpg in the automatic) and this will quickly drop if you drive it anything but sedately. With the exception of Vauxhall labour rates, other running costs are going to be typical of a big, powerful car with consumables like tyres and brakes far from cheap.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

20,000 miles.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £0.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

0.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The VRX8 is a disappointingly polluting model and the newer 6.2-litre V8 emits a hefty 364g/km of CO2 while economy is a poor 19mpg. The automatic is slightly more efficient with CO2 emissions of 345g/km.

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