Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

Why The Vauxhall Insignia Has Been Voted “Used Car Of The Year

Favoured as an alternative to the Ford Mondeo, the Vauxhall Vectra was a practical, affordable and reasonably-priced car. It was much loved by the motoring public in the United Kingdom and Europe for 13 years. Ever since 2008, the Insignia has taken the place of the Vectra as a car suitable for business and personal use by the masses. Available in hatchback and sports tourer formats, the Vauxhall Insignia offers the latest safety features and technology that are commonplace within today’s cars.

Vauxhall Insignia Used Car Of The Year

So it’s no surprise that the Vauxhall Insignia has recently been awarded the prestigious title of “Used Car of the Year 2014” by Auto Express magazine! But what specifically appeals to the motoring public about the Vauxhall Insignia, and should you be trading in your car for one?

In today’s blog post, I will discuss some of the most-popular features and aspects about Vauxhall’s flagship model. Also, why it outsells its major rivals in both the retail and fleet markets!



Most people know that if they want to buy a brand new car, it makes more economic sense to lease it for three years. Once this lease period is over, they hand the car back rather than buy it outright.

The main selling point of new car leasing is that it takes away the depreciation that buyers would otherwise have to bear. Because the depreciation hit of certain Insignia models can be quite high, used car buyers will always get a used car bargain!

Arguably the worst of the Insignia’s depreciation will occur during those first three years of its life. So for individuals and small businesses that want to buy a practical, modern and relatively new car without paying the new car premium, the Insignia offers at attractive proposition.


Cheap maintenance

Apart from the Vauxhall Insignia, people will usually opt for a Ford Mondeo or a BMW 3 Series.

The trouble with the Ford Mondeo is that it can sometimes cost more to maintain than the Insignia. The BMW 3 Series will always cost more to keep on the road – mainly because it’s a Beemer!

Individuals and businesses will, unsurprisingly, want to run a car that costs as little as possible to service and maintain. The Vauxhall Insignia ticks all the boxes.

In fact, my friend Dale works at the Pentagon Group (they are a Vauxhall dealership) and he says their customers don’t report any major problems with the Insignia. That has been something of a shock to him as the Insignia’s predecessor, the Vectra, was well-known for its high maintenance costs!



As you would expect from a car in its class, the Vauxhall Insignia is well-refined. It others a plethora of safety and technology features to satisfy even the most demanding of drivers.

The features that Insignia owners can benefit from, as standard, includes adaptive forward lighting (useful for driving in pitch-black areas at night), daytime running lights, and a plethora of engine choices to suit all driving styles and habits.