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We would love to hear about your experience of the Vauxhall Speedster. If you have ever owned one of these cars and had to replace any parts, let us know how the replacement parts performed and what you thought of the car. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Vauxhall Speedster Overview

The Vauxhall Speedster is classed as a 2-seater roadster sports car. This vehicle was produced between 2000 and 2005 by the British automobile manufacturer Vauxhall Motors. Vauxhall is the UK subsidiary of Opel, the German manufacturing company. This vehicle was built by Lotus Cars at their plant in Norfolk, England, and is very similar to the Lotus Elise. In the UK this car was marketed as the Vauxhall VX220 and on Continental Europe it was known as the Opel Speedster. These cars look really stylish, have a great driving position and handle really well. They are rather awkward to get into the cabin and they are not very well equipped. Although they are great performers, they lack comfort and security features. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

Vauxhall Speedster History

The Vauxhall Speedster, which is more commonly known as the Vauxhall VX220 was a joint venture with Lotus. The previous version of the Lotus Elite no longer met Euro safety regulations, so in the year 2000 lotus needed a partner to invest in a new version. The new version was built on the Elise chassis but now had a Vauxhall engine. To keep the weight down, it has a glass-reinforced plastic body. The car has a mid-mounted engine which is front wheel drive and it won many awards, with some claiming it to be better than the Lotus Elise version. The Speedster ceased production in 2005 to be replaced by the Vauxhall GT.

Model Types

Standard trim
Lightning Yellow
VXR

Fuel Economy

The Vauxhall Speedster is available in 2.0 and 2.2L petrol engines. These engines are pretty economical, considering they are on a small sports car. They can offer up to 33mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember the fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when thinking fuel economy.

Transmission

The Vauxhall Speedster is only available in 5-speed manual gearbox. How do you rate the performance of the gearbox on your Speedster? We have a section of our website dedicated to Vauxhall gearbox parts where you can find the Speedster gearbox parts you are looking for.

Parts

We have Vauxhall Speedster parts available here at Breakeryard. We will help you find your needed parts at incredibly low prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Speedster parts page to locate the exact part you need.