Vauxhall Rascal Reviews

1990 Vauxhall Rascal 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

The world's greatest little van

General Comments:

You will be surprised how much room is in the back. Very reliable, very economical & cheap tax, and spares are cheap too.

Not the most comfortable van. I'm six foot tall & fit in the driver's seat pretty well. Long drives are slow; 65mph going steady, but driving & parking round town is a breeze, Double sliding doors are very handy. It carries a fair bit of weight too.

Rust is just starting to come through the wheel arches, but the underneath is solid.

I should have bought this van long ago for my business.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

26th Mar 2007, 12:10

Hi I purchased a vauxhall rascal today (26/3/2007) and I'm over the moon with her she has the odd bits of rust here and there, but nothing major. I am surprised at the room in the back larger than my escort van and much cheaper to run.

!!ALL HAIL THE RASCAL!!

5th Jun 2007, 15:02

I have just purchaced a 1993 rascal I am amazed at then room in the back plus three doors. I normally drive an automatic, but I think the gear box is smooth and easy to use a great little van a new convert.

23rd Jul 2007, 09:24

Had a rascal for 4 months now and find her very pleasuring to drive. Had a new engine in after 2 weeks of owning her, but no problems since. Did a 600 mile round trip in her and was better than my diesel escort. Can't believe how good they are, always on 2 wheels LOL.

Rascals rule.

1992 Vauxhall Rascal 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles

Faults:

Crankshaft oil seal (front).

General Comments:

Masterpiece of design where all components wear out at the same rate.

When you're on the road this week just look at how many D & E reg examples are still buzzing around!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews