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2014 (14) Vauxhall Adam 1.2i Jam 3dr

Newcastle SEAT
Only £6988
£300 deposit
£134.65 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemCruise control + speed limiter
On board computerPAS

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDMB digital radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB connection

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour front spoilerElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsIntermittent front and rear wash/wipe
Rear DemisterTinted glass including windscreen

Interior Features

12v power outlet - front2 cargo hooks
2 rear cupholders in centre console4 way adjustable driver and passenger seat
50/50 split folding rear seatBlack roof liner
Compartment in gloveboxDriver/front passenger assist handle
Front centre dome lampFront seats - 'Easy Entry'
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated load area
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLoad compartment cover
Rear headrestsRear outer 3 point seat belts
Tilt/telescopic steering column 

Safety

ABSCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsESP with Hill Assist
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warningSide airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display 

Security

Electric tailgate lock with touchpadFolding key
ImmobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Sports suspension
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)124Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1229Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73.4Cylinders - Stroke (mm)72.6
Engine CodeA12XELEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)39.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power70
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesJam
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %72NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %81
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.9Engine Power - BHP70
Engine Power - KW51Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5600Engine Torque - LBS.FT85
Engine Torque - MKG11.7Engine Torque - NM115
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed102

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleHORNSWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1484Length3698
Wheelbase2311Width1720
Width (including mirrors)1966 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)38Gross Vehicle Weight1455
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)484Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)170
Max. Loading Weight354Max. Roof Load50
Minimum Kerbweight1101No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall ADAM

Odd name, interesting car. The Vauxhall ADAM is a city car with attitude. Jonathan Crouch reports on the entry-level 1.2i 16v 70PS petrol version.

Ten Second Review

Even in its least powerful 1.2i 16v petrol form, the ADAM punts Vauxhall straight into the style-led city car sector. It's striking to look at, both inside and out and includes some features yet to be seen in this segment. The big question will be whether urban hipsters will get past this most blue-collar of badges.

Background

Vauxhall has built some stylish cars in the past. The trouble is, they've only been stylish to a small percentage of the car buying population. A Vauxhall with widespread chic appeal? I'm struggling to think of one. Some of the company's niche models have undoubtedly worked and worked well, but with its ADAM city car, Vauxhall is looking to grab the attention of fashionista buyers who might otherwise choose a MINI, a Fiat 500 or a Citroen DS3. Yes, you did read that correctly. It's called an ADAM. We can't even blame Vauxhall for that odd name. It's an Opel thing. Vauxhall's sister brand in Germany flexed the corporate muscles a bit and insisted the car would be named after Adam Opel, the company's founder. It's now got me wondering if it'll start at trend for Biblical car names. Lotus Ezekiel anyone? Let's check this car out in entry-level 1.2i 16v petrol guise.

Driving Experience

Talk to anyone who really knows about cars and they'll tell you how good the latest generation Corsa is. Trouble is, the man in the street still associates the Corsa with the mediocre old vehicles that replaced the Nova and weren't particularly great. The ADAM rides on a cut down version of the Corsa's chassis and that can only be good news. It's been extensively re-engineered to suit the demands of the shorter wheelbase. It's ostensibly quite a simple set-up but Vauxhall has invested years of know how into it. Up front are a set of MacPherson struts while the rear end utilises a torsion beam set-up. Ease of use on urban roads is enhanced by a CITY mode, which increases the electronic power steering system's assistance at lower speeds.

Design and Build

This is a car that's going to sell largely on whether the styling chimes with new car buyers and Vauxhall certainly can't be accused of going at it half-cocked. There's a lot going on, the design work attributed to Brit, Mark Adams' team in Europe. The ADAM incorporates a 'floating' roof which is visually disconnected from the body, which works particularly well with two-tone colour schemes. It looks like no other Vauxhall but still incorporates a bunch of existing styling cues, such as the Astra's wing-shaped chrome grille bar and the blade shape in the lower doors. Like MINI, Vauxhall is looking to appeal to the customer's sense of individuality in the sheer amount of colour combinations and materials. Wheels range from 16 inches in size for entry-level cars and there are 17 and 18-inch options further up the range, with a lowered sports chassis part of the deal. Unlike many cars which offer striking exterior designs but an interior that betrays a sudden curtailment of development budget, the cabin of the ADAM is, if anything, even bolder than the exterior. There's extensive use of body-coloured trim inserts, not only on the dashboard but also reaching along the centre console and onto the steering wheel aimed at giving the interior a real riotous personality. A seven-inch touch screen interface is the big point of interest from a technological perspective. It's both iPhone and Android compatible, and can access internet-downloaded apps in the same manner as the latest Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. Where specified, the navigation and infotainment controls are all marshalled by the touch screen. There's even a choice of headlining, including an LED-lit starlight roof trim.

Market and Model

Prices for the 1.2-litre ADAM start at just over £11,000, so there's a saving of around £300 over the lesser-powered of the two 1.4-litre petrol models. Whichever engine you choose, the ADAM is offered with three trim levels, JAM (fashionable/colourful), GLAM (elegant/sophisticated) and SLAM (racy/sporty). The latest generation ESP system is standard on all models and it also includes a Hill Start Assist function. The wonderful star-effect roof and a heated steering wheel are options that differentiate the Vauxhall from the run of the mill city car contenders and these surprise and delight features are key in a market that's not always led fully by upfront pricing.

Cost of Ownership

Expect 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2 from a 1.2-litre ADAM, figures that improve to 56.5mpg and 118g/km if you specify the extra cost ecoFLEX package. As well as low rolling resistance tyres, this includes a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. All enough to make a difference of around 5% to your figures, stats you can hopefully replicate on a day-to-day basis thanks to an 'Eco Drive Assistant' - basically a section of the trip computer that monitors energy consumption and indicates when to shift up.

Summary

If you can get past the rather unusual naming culture, it's easy to see why Vauxhall are so bullish about the ADAM range. It cherrypicks from some tried and tested chassis and engine technology and builds on that with extrovert styling and promises decent build quality. The interior moves the citycar game on in several key regards, including the option of a wonderful starlight roof and the intelligence of its iPhone and Android-compatible touchscreen infotainment system. Even in least powerful 1.2-litre guise, it all adds up to a very interesting choice if you're looking for a style-conscious little runabout. So don't sign the cheque for that Fiat 500 just yet.....

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
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Monthly payment£134.65
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£6988
Credit amount£6688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8380
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

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