Fancy A 321bhp Vauxhall Insignia VXR For £8500?

With Opel/Vauxhall's woes in the news recently, we thought we'd take a look at one of the company's happier moments
Fancy A 321bhp Vauxhall Insignia VXR For £8500?

All is not well at Opel and Vauxhall. Sales have dropped dramatically, and as a result Vauxhall and its parent company Opel are terminating all 1600 of its dealer franchises, with only some allowed to reapply to continue selling cars from the now PSA-owned brands.

From an enthusiast’s perspective too, Vauxhall just isn’t as exciting as it was - it appears as though the hot VXR brand (or OPC on Opel-badged cars) is being quietly killed off in favour of the new ‘warm’ GSi line of models. Thankfully, the used market has plenty of answers.

Fancy A 321bhp Vauxhall Insignia VXR For £8500?

Just take this 2010 Insignia VXR), for example. New, the VXR version of the Insignia didn’t quite pass muster compared to more exciting rivals, but after a little depreciation, they make for an enticing used buy. The one we’re looking at today is £8490, and is one of many under the £10,000 mark.

For that, you’re getting a 2.8-litre twin-turbo V6 which develops 321bhp, fed to all four wheels. 0-62mph is done and dusted in 5.7 seconds, and it’ll top out at 165mph. No 155mph electronic speed limit nonsense going on here.

Fancy A 321bhp Vauxhall Insignia VXR For £8500?

Our classifieds pick is leggier than we’d like with 93,000 miles on the clock, but it does have a full service history and was recently treated to a new clutch. It looks great in black, especially sitting on those alloy wheels that look remarkably like the rims Bugatti fits to its Chiron hypercar….




Tempted….. not in the slightest

04/26/2018 - 16:01 |
10 | 8

for sure if it wasnt mis-treated

04/26/2018 - 16:04 |
24 | 2

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

What is that?

04/26/2018 - 17:27 |
20 | 0

No I do not

04/26/2018 - 16:23 |
0 | 0

Not at all…

04/26/2018 - 16:24 |
0 | 0
RWB Dude

I wish the U.S. version had that (Buick Regal)

04/26/2018 - 16:51 |
2 | 0

why do people hate it?

cause its a vauxhall?
because if it had a BMW or Mitsubishi badge on it, itd be amazing?

i dont understand one bit

its a 320bhp Manual Saloon!
its a great buy in my personal opinion

04/26/2018 - 17:02 |
122 | 2

Well no it isnt, the performance may be good but the interior is still Vauxhall meaning poor quality plastics and not as nice as the gernans.

its not easy to tell in pictures but you have them side by side you will see and feel the quality difference

04/26/2018 - 17:18 |
20 | 10

I think it’s a great sleeper since people will think “it’s a Vauxhall/opel”

04/26/2018 - 21:59 |
20 | 0

Have you ever seen an insignia go around a corner?….the understeer is catastrophic, don’t get me wrong the car looks and goes amazing in a straight line but around a corner its depressing

04/26/2018 - 22:12 |
2 | 2

It looks ugly from the front - that’s all.

04/27/2018 - 09:54 |
0 | 2

Personally I just think it’s ugly

04/27/2018 - 11:34 |
0 | 0

These were quite underrated when new. I’d imagine most people either went for an Audi S4 or its bigger, grumblier V8 brother, the VXR8

04/26/2018 - 17:08 |
0 | 0
Ben Anderson 1

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

The VXR was £20,000 cheaper than both of those, however. The VXR started at just under £30k! It was the bargain of the century.

04/27/2018 - 07:42 |
2 | 0

honestly yea i am

04/26/2018 - 17:25 |
0 | 0


04/26/2018 - 17:40 |
0 | 0
Pierce Tolar

Hell ya I would take one. Not bad looking, good power, and a Regal underneath.

04/26/2018 - 18:31 |
0 | 0



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