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The British car buying public doesn’t see Vauxhall as a
sports car producer and sales for VX220 were
disappointing especially when it was a very similar
proposition to the Lotus Elise. Which badge would you
prefer? However, the arrival of the Turbo has made it
rather more popular as it offers more performance than
the Elise, and at a lower price. In fact, it offers
performance and value at unrivalled levels.
Doesn't even get a stereo as standard and electric
windows and air-conditioning aren't even options. It is
possible to spec some serious race inspired extras if
you plan track work
There is a small boot behind the engine which will hold
holiday luggage if you're prepared to travel light.
Inside there's a storage net behind the seats but no
Built and developed by Lotus so you know it is going
handle well. This means it also offers a surprisingly
compliant ride - it's not the rock hard bone shaker
you'd expect. Steering is beautifully responsive.
Crucially, the VX has ABS brakes and a driver's airbag
which the Elise does not. The passenger isn't so lucky.
An alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks should keep it safe
but that roof isn't very resilient.
The VX doesn't quite match the Elise for residual value
but it is still pretty good and even the Turbo will get
over 30mpg. Vauxhall dealers are rather cheaper and more
abundant than Lotus counterparts.
Early ones were a little flaky in the cabin, but build
and materials are generally very impressive. Vauxhall
units are very reliable and since the VX weighs so
little, engines get an easy life.
Used Vauxhall VX220 cars for sale