Used Vauxhall Vectra Estate (2003 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014
4
The Vectra estate wasn't launched with the hatch and saloon in mid 2002; buyers had to wait for until the tail end of 2003 for a load lugger. It's a far more accomplished model than the one it replaces.
Vauxhall Vectra Estate (03-05)
Comfortable drive; competent cruiser
Future depreciation

New price range:

£15,585 - £27,075

Used price range:

£185 - £1,532

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Vectra estate wasn't launched with the hatch and saloon in mid 2002; buyers had to wait for until the tail end of 2003 for a load lugger. It's a far more accomplished model than the one it replaces. It's also very well equipped and even provides the driver with a measure of satisfaction. But this all-purpose (and huge) estate still lacks the character to cut it with the prestige brands and looks set to challenge Primera, Laguna and C5 rather than Passat or Mondeo.

Residual values are likely to be weak once fleets start disposing, so Vectra will be a sensible used car choice.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Huge interior, have had edwardian table and 6 chairs in it easy.  

3 out of 5

Martin McDermott ,   15 Sep 2015    ... read more

 Massive capacity for 5 and loads of luggage. Surpisingly quick.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   18 Apr 2008    ... read more

 You can carry a lot more than you think. A marquee looks like a small sandwich in the tomb-sized Vectra!  

5 out of 5

David Neve ,   13 Dec 2006    ... read more

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