Vauxhall Motors can trace it's roots back to the 1850's where the factory produced marine engines and pumps. It wasn't until 1903 that the company made it's first cars. Vauxhall motors became it's official name in 1907 from it's original of Vauxhall Iron Works.

The name Vauxhall comes from the area in which it's first factory was situated in London. Production of the cars was moved to Luton in 1905 to allow the company room to grow. Originally they produced what was then sports cars and that was it's planned target market.

In 1925 Vauxhall was bought out by the now giant American corporation General Motors and has remained in their control ever since. Their commercial division known as Bedford was founded in 1930 after the stock market crash of 1929 made importing American trucks completely unaffordable for the majority of users.

Through the seventies and eighties with it's rivals Ford they pushed European car design in the direction of American styling with many well known models being developed and sold. Part of Vauxhall remained loyal to it's roots and still does to this day with a long history of successful performance cars being sold.

In recent years the ties with their European stable mates have become more relevant with the two selling a identical range of models to suit everyone's pocket and style.

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A selection of used car dealers from our directory that deal with Vauxhall vehicles

Audi BMW Vauxhall Jeep Lexus Proton
Darren Allick
3a Ellerbeck Court, Stokesley Business Park, Stokesley TS9 5PT
Ford Vauxhall Alfa Romeo Lexus Mitsubishi
Tim Reay
High Street, Long Buckby, Northampton NN6 7RE
Audi BMW SEAT Vauxhall Dodge Jeep
Kingsroad Garage
1 Kingsroad, Berkhamsted HP4 3BD
Audi Vauxhall
Cabriolet Coupe
Manor Farm, Upper Stondon, Henlow SG16 6LJ
Audi BMW Ford Vauxhall Chrysler Lexus
Hamilton Cars Of Bristol
57 Days Road, St Phillips, Bristol BS2 0QS

Latest review of a Vauxhall vehicle (Meriva)

I have owned an Automatic 1.7 diesel for three years and I can't wait to trade it in. I have never known a more sluggish car. On numerous occasions I have been stranded across both carriageways with oncoming traffic looming. My foot is firmly to the floor and I am crawling at around five miles per hour...the car then suddenly picks up and I am forced to swerve the pavement/wall/hedge at the opposite side of the road as it suddenly jumps from 5 to 30 mph in the blink of an eye. I've had it back to the garage several times only to be told that this is normal!! As for the fancy 'suicide' doors, the y are a design nightmare. If two people exit front and back, at the same time, they bang into each other. It's also very easy to trap a passengers hand as these door close.
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Deb Jackson - Saturday, 8th March 2014