Founded in 1857, Vauxhall is one of the oldest vehicle manufacturers and distribution companies in the UK. With its headquarters in Luton, Vauxhall have made a vast range of improvements in its designs and manufacturing process. After remodelling their lines, used Vauxhall cars are popular among first-time buyers and those looking for an affordable motor to get them from A to B.
For more than 20 years, Vauxhall has been the second-largest-selling car brand in the UK. Though it may not have sprung from humble beginnings like other similar manufacturers, the latest generation of models will stun those who've not tried one for a few years.
Used Vauxhalls to consider
- Agila [city car]
- Corsa [supermini]
- Astra [family hatch, estate and convertible]
- Meriva [supermini MPV]
- Zafira [medium MPV]
- Zafira Tourer [large MPV]
- Insignia [family hatchback and estate]
- Antara [4x4]
The current generation Vauxhall Astra is as good as anything in its class and make very solid used buys. The diesel engines might not be quite as sweet as some of its rivals, but there's no arguing with the economy and emissions figures. Its stunning sculpting and eye-catching curves and lines make this used Vauxhall desirable among used car buyers.
Adam is the latest model to be added to the selection of Vauxhalls. Wearing style with pride, the Adam combines funky colours with durability and power to provide you with a fun ride.
Vauxhall Insignia models look very appealing, though the diesel models will often carry big mileages – so just keep an eye out for this when buying a used Vauxhall. Its appearance is incredibly athletic and comes with a spacious interior.
Good value can be found with the outgoing Vauxhall Zafira, which is still a top-drawer performer for the expanding family. When it was first introduced in 1999, it redefined the medium MPV market.
Don't overlook the Agila either. It's a very different car to its predecessor and is a lot of fun to drive. With its boxy shape, this is a used Vauxhall that comes with a surprising amount of leg room.
Incredible value for money, the Vauxhall Astra scooped “Best Family Car” at the 2017 What Car? Car of the Year awards. This model was also recognised for its style and technology features at the Car Tech Awards, claiming three awards for the “Tech Car of the Year”, “Best Self-Parking System” and “Best Safety Innovation”.