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Used Vauxhall Combo Life

Surfboarders and mountain bikers will simply love the Combo Life, which offers tons of space and plenty of tech

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Used Vauxhall Combo Life for sale

Here's one for the mountain bikers and surfboarders. It's called the Combo Life, and what Vauxhall have done is transform a regular Combo van into a no-nonsense leisure vehicle that has up to seven seats and plenty of desirable luxuries.

On the grand scheme of things, the Combo Life hasn't been around long, meaning there are plenty of examples on the used car market that aren't that old. With efficient engines and a modular interior design, this particular model makes a great choice for those who love nothing more than cruising across the country for some camping and exploring.

In short, here's why you should consider a Combo Life:

  • Spacious throughout
  • Comfortable with good road manners
  • Decent levels of equipment
  • Modular interior design
  • Efficient engines

Engines and Driving Experience

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If you find yourself travelling locally for your leisure activities, then consider one of the petrol variants, which comprise two 1.2-litre PureTech units that produce 109 and 128bhp respectively. Fuel economy over 40mpg should be easy enough to achieve with this unit, making it kind on the bank account.

An established 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel engine is also available with two different power outputs consisting of 99 and 128bhp. It offers plenty of refinement on longer journeys, and will return up to 55mpg with little effort.

Considering it's based on a van, the Combo Life handles itself pretty well on Britain's roads, with a softly-sprung ride ensuring you arrive in comfort. Long distance is easy enough because road noise is well-contained, while overall visibility is very good because of the large windows.

Practicality and Running Costs

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Because the Combo Life is based on a van, it should come as no surprise to learn that it's immensely versatile and practical. Firstly, five and seven-seater models are available, which is ideal for bringing the family along on days out.

Two body lengths are available, consisting of the regular and the XL; both offer plenty of space, but the latter option is essential if you carry large loads on a regular basis. Fold the rear seats down in the XL and there will be a gargantuan 2,693 litres of space to play with (2,126 litres in the regular).

Annual premiums shouldn't be too offensive because Combo Life models don't exceed insurance group 15 (many are lower than group 10). Annual road tax is low on all models and any servicing requirements can be taken care of by Evans Halshaw Vauxhall, with discounts available for Vauxhall Service Club members.

Interior, Technology and Safety

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Despite its utilitarian nature, the cockpit is well-designed and comes with a number of desirable features as standard. Entry-level Edition models get a multimedia infotainment system that can be navigated via a crisp 8-inch colour touchscreen. Air-conditioning is included and so are rear parking sensors, which are welcome when navigating tight spaces.

The SE builds on the Edition by adding luxuries, such as rain-sensitive windscreen wipers and high beam assist. There are a number of changes to the exterior as well, which include tinted windows and 16-inch alloy wheels. Sitting pretty at the top of the range is the Elite model, which brings satellite navigation, park assist and dual-zone climate control.

There are plenty of safety technologies and driver aids included as standard, which include:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Electronic stability programme with traction control
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Automatic lighting control

Is the Vauxhall Combo Life right for me?

Those with an active lifestyle are broadly covered by a range of SUVs, but there's no denying that people who go one further are left wanting for more space and a bit more versatility.

In essence, the Combo Life fills that gap perfectly with its huge luggage capacity. The fact this leisure-activity vehicle is inexpensive to run and loaded with tech just makes the whole package more appealing.

There aren't many rivals in this segment, but the likes of the Peugeot Rifter and Citroën Berlingo are certainly worth a look.

Why purchase a used Vauxhall Combo Life through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.