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Vauxhall; You're In For A Big Surprise

Mar 9, 2008
The Vauxhall range has many fine cars to suit all needs. Although not the most glamorous of car badges they are renowned for their practicality and their affordability. Before you head down to the Vauxhall dealership however it is worth taking a look at the different cars and deciding how you need your car to perform. Practical cars need a practical approach.

At the smaller end of the market there is the Vauxhall Corsa is in the same class as the Ford Fiesta and Ka, as well as the Renault Clio. They make brilliant cars for first time drivers, especially as a dealership may offer a years insurance with the price of the car. This should be a major incentive to first time drivers as insurance premiums are usually astronomical. The Vauxhall Corsa also makes an ideal city run-around for those who want a car for simply the weekly shop; comfortable and economical it is perfect.

Just because Vauxhall has long been regarded as a producer of predominantly practical cars it does not mean that your local dealership will not have sportier models. The Tigra has been around for a number of years and the current generation benefits from this heritage. With bold lines and a retractable roof it goes from great sporty run-around to open top tourer in seconds; a must for the fashion conscious.

This is however not the only convertible in the Vauxhall range, your local dealership will have information on the Astra twin top. Somewhat larger than the Tigra it retains much of the style and elegance without compromising comfort. Large enough to fit an average size family it is perfect for summer holidays and joyous drives on hazy evenings. Other cars in this class include the Peugeot 206 convertible and SAAB touring convertible.

If your family is larger your local Vauxhall dealership will be able to solve your transportation problems. The Zafira is a sublime seven seater that even has room for the family pet. Spacious and designed with passengers in mind it will ensure those with large families are able to make trips in comfort.

Slightly smaller is the Meriva, with only five seats it is ideal for those with average to large families and possesses amazing safety features that will ensure your family is safe at all stages of your journey. the MPV market is currently saturated with models such as the Citreon C4 and Renault Espace, Vauxhall will have their work cut out to corner this market.

The Astra has long been an integral part of any dealership itinerary, largely seen as the bread and butter car for Vauxhall the latest generation is ideal for younger drivers; especially if considering the sporty VXR model. The entry level car is extremely affordable and if looking for a cheap new car cannot be rivalled. The range of Astras has a car to suit many budgets and can be used for business, pleasure or just touring around. There are however many small family cars on the market already such as the Ford Focus and the VW Golf; once again, this is a hard market to crack but the Astra has been a mainstay for a long time now.

In terms of saloon cars your Vauxhall dealership will be able to present you with the Vectra. Heavily indebted to its racing pedigree for its handling and performance, the Vectra's racing brother won the British Touring Car Championship in 2007. It is refined but retains an aggressive attitude. With sumptuous styling and a dashboard full of gadgets and gizmos it is perfect for business executives who spend a great deal of time on the road. The executive car class has some premier models that the Vectra will be hard pushed to compete with, although more affordable, Mercedes and BMW cars carry far more prestige.

Vauxhall have even had a foray into the SUV market with the Antara. One of the most radically styled cars on the dealership forecourt; its curves and lines makes the cars proportions practically perfect. The Antara is a tough car that is ready for the challenges of an active life. With an intelligent four wheel drive system it may even handle the odd spot of off road travel.

There is little doubt that your local Vauxhall dealership will have a car that suits your needs. With such a diverse range that caters for all requirements, you should be able to find the perfect choice for your transportation needs. Vauxhall are rapidly distancing their company from the 'boring' label they have received in the past. Their latest generation of cars combine style and performance with comfort and practicality; what more could anyone want?
About the Author
Motor expert Thomas Pretty looks in to the range of cars available at your local Vauxhall dealership. To find out more please visit http://www.dickensgroup.com/
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