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Vauxhall Adam review - Reliability and Safety

While the Vauxhall brand has customer satisfaction issues, the Adam seems to have proven a hit with owners

The Adam did not feature in our 2019 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey; Vauxhall itself finished in a disappointing 29th place out of 30 manufacturers. Owners weren’t overly complimentary about any part of their ownership experience, although the reported rate of issues was relatively low at 12.5 per cent. Vauxhall’s recent purchase by PSA should see standards rise across the board in the future.

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The stylish Vauxhall shares most of its platform with the tried-and-tested last-generation Corsa, so buyers shouldn’t have to worry about durability.

A four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating will disappoint Vauxhall. This was achieved in 2013 the Adam beating the DS 3 with its individual percentage scores.

All versions get six airbags, stability control and a speed limiter, although there’s no option to add safety technology such as autonomous emergency braking.

Warranty

Vauxhall’s warranty is 60,000 miles or three years, extendable for a varying fee on cars less than seven years old and with fewer than 70,000 miles on the clock. That is capped to 100,000 miles in total. Any outstanding warranty can be transferred in a private sale of the car for £25.

Servicing

Service intervals on all Adams stand at 20,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Vauxhall offers fixed-price servicing packages, as well as service clubs, which provide discounts on labour, parts and MoTs.

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