Vauxhall Vivaro stock just in!
Vauxhall vans Vivaro crew cab has a choice of two 2.0-litre and a 2.5-litre Euro 4 common rail turbodiesel engines. The two smaller capacity units replaced the previous 1.9-litre powerplants in 2006. Vauxhall Movano They produce 90hp and 115hp, and develop peak torque of 240Nm and 290Nm. New Vauxhall Vivaro sportif
The Vauxhall Vivaro 2.5-litre is an uprated version of the previous engine, reworked to meet the Euro 4 emission regulations and capable of producing 150hp at 3,500rpm and developing 317Nm of peak torque at 1,600rpm.
These new diesels are smooth in their power delivery, have a wide spread of torque and are relatively vibrationfree.
The Vauxhall Vivaro are all mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a dash-mounted gearstick. Handling and ride are well up to par compared to the competition, as are the brakes. Discs are employed in all four corners and ABS is a standard feature. Vivaro is remarkably manoeuvrable, and is available in SWB and LWB version
Reliability is a strong point for the Vauxhall Vivaro, and many owners have covered high mileages without reporting any major problems. If buying second-hand, check for kerbing damage to the wheels and the condition of the tyres, and also make sure the steering is correctly aligned. Some drivers have encountered problems with the Tecshift automated transmission.
This is the same basic set-up as the standard manual box, but with an automated gearchange and clutch mechanism, and it seems that the actuator system and electronic control unit can throw up issues with gear selection.
Carl Williams of VanReviews
“Can’t recommend enough. Cheap to run. Reliable and economical.
A basic van but how many out there have had over 400k out of theirs? No major problems new transmission at 300K. All in all a great buy . Just going to buy the same again when this one eventually dies. Still running very well at the time of this review”