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Are there any problems with buying a high mileage Vauxhall Vivaro?

I'm interested in a 2015 Vaxhaull Vivaro 1.6 with 120,000 miles on it. It has a full history and is being advertised by a leasing company. Are there any issues with this engine?

Asked on 6 March 2018 by Steve

Answered by Dan Powell
The Vauxhall Vivaro is very good van and the 1.6 engine in particular is a highlight, with punchy performance and affordable running costs. Ex-lease vans are generally good when it comes to durability; this is because they have been regularly serviced and maintained. The Vivaro has had a couple of recalls, however, including one in 2016 for a faulty bonnet catch. Check that this has been fixed and also ensure that the vehicle's been serviced every 10-12,000 miles. Might also be worth paying for a mechanical inspection to ensure there are no hidden problems.

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