Live with or without it: recycled picks for 25 February

Assuming you were approached to name an exhibition vehicle, a Vauxhall MPV is presumably among the last things you would consider. However the Zafira was one of numerous Vauxhalls to display the respected VXR identification – and maybe the most crazy of all.

The Zafira VXR was fitted with a twin tailpipe exhaust, bulkier side skirts, 18in combination wheels, a seriously forcing dark front grille, carbonfibre-impact B-points of support and VXR entryway ledge covers.

The greatest change was situated under the hat, where you would find a similar 2.0-liter turbocharged petroleum motor as in the Astra VXR hot portal, creating 237bhp and 236lb ft of force and passing through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The 0-62mph run was completely finished with in 7.2sec and a maximum velocity of 144mph was conceivable – enough for Vauxhall to guarantee that it was the quickest MPV underway.

Be that as it may, was it as great to drive as its amazing insights suggest? Its tall edge and high roofline may propose in any case, yet the Zafira VXR offered tremendous measures of hold in the corners and the taking care of to coordinate. The brakes – gigantic 321mm front plates with brilliant blue calipers – were powerful, as well.

The ride could be weak now and again, especially in and out of town, yet versatile dampers ensured motorway driving was somewhat more tolerable. A Sport mode solidified the ride significantly further, with the advantage of adding weight to the directing and further developing the generally sharp choke reaction.

The Zafira’s famous common sense was held, including Vauxhall’s helpful Flex7 seating set-up. The VXR gave 312 liters of boot space, expanding to a van-like 1820 liters with the back seats collapsed down level, and there was just regarding adequate room for seven individuals.

Costs for utilized Zafira VXRs range from £4000 to as high as £10,000. We tracked down a 2006 model with the discretionary Recaro seats for £5643, with extraordinary looking bodywork and no known mechanical evil spirits.

Critically, its 18in wheels were likewise in great condition. It is one of only 545 remaining on UK streets, so almost certainly, you will have the just one in any vehicle leave.

Decision: Take it

Toyota Prius, £3000

The Mk3 Toyota Prius was at the very front of vehicle zap – and it wasn’t not good enough to drive, all things considered. We’d avoid this one, however, as it’s done 350k miles – equivalent to heading to the moon and mostly back once more. Likewise, its inside is looking a piece worn out. However at that point no question many bums have sat on those seats.