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2015 (65) Vauxhall Adam1.4T Grand Slam 3dr

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia
Only £9298
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£166.07 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audible lights on warningBluetooth system
Cruise control + speed limiterOn board computer


Auxiliary input socketDMB digital radio
Radio/CDSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Black finish on B pillarsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour front spoiler
Chrome effect front door sill coversChrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome window surroundDark tinted rear windows
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenIntermittent front and rear wash/wipe
Laminated windscreenLED daytime running lights
LED tail lightsRear Demister
Rear roof spoilerTinted 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 seatAluminium sports pedals
Chrome roof linerCompartment in glovebox
Driver's sun visor with vanity mirrorDriver/front passenger assist handle
Electronic climate control air conditioningFront adjustable drinks holder
Front centre dome lampFront door pockets
Front seat back map pocketsFront seats - 'Easy Entry'
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated load areaInterior courtesy light operated by all doors
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLoad compartment cover
Rear headrestsRear outer 3 point seat belts
Tilt/telescopic steering columnWelcome lighting


Exterior light pack - AdamVXR styling pack - Adam


ABSCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
EBD + Brake AssistESP off switch
ESP plusFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Red brake calipersSeatbelt warning
Side airbagsTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display 


Electric tailgate lock with touchpadFolding key
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central locking 


Sports suspension 


18" Technical grey diamond cut propellor alloy wheelsTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)139Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1398Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73.4Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82.6
Engine CodeA14XEREngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.7EC Urban (mpg)37.2


Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTCoin SeriesGrand Slam
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers 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


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.5Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4900Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM2750Top Speed130


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/35 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/35 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StylePROPELLERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1966 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)38Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)484
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)170Max. Roof Load50
Minimum Kerbweight1178No. 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 S

The Vauxhall ADAM S is a warm hatch with any number of differences. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The ADAM has had a bit of difficulty finding its feet in the UK market but Vauxhall hopes that'll change with this 'S' warm hatch version. With a 150PS 1.4-litre turbo under the bonnet, it's got a bit of zip and doesn't take itself too seriously.


Should a Vauxhall ADAM really be sporty? This car is after all, at heart, a fashion-conscious urban runabout. There's no harm in delivering one with a little extra pep though, and offering British buyers something different to the cutesy boutique charms of MINI Coopers, Citroen DS3s and sportier Fiat 500s. There's a bit of a strange bit of market dynamics going on with these cars though. People buy them to look different and their manufacturers go big on personalisation options that allow owners to do just that. The thing is, how different do you feel seeing a myriad of MINIs, Fiat 500 variants and DS3s every day? This ADAM S can claim to be a rarer choice. Which means that its time may well have come.

Driving Experience

Riding on a shortened version of the Corsa supermini's chassis, the ADAM S tips the scales at just 1,178kg, so the 150PS 1.4-litre turbo engine endows it with a useful turn of speed. It gets to 62mph in 8.5 seconds and will run onto a top speed of 124mph, which is just quick enough to remind you that this is something other than a typical city scoot but not so rapid that insurance and fuel bills start marching skywards. The suspension has been firmed up compared to the other models in the range and this, combined with the car's standard 18-inch alloys, ought to give it quite a focused ride quality but there is some suppleness which you'll value in town. There's also very little in the way of body roll. The 1.4-litre engine does its best work in the upper registers and the six-speed manual transmission will please traditionalists.

Design and Build

The ADAM S is certainly going to attract a few admiring glances. We weren't too sure about this Vauxhall's styling when it first launched in humbler guises - it just didn't seem to have enough punch. The attitude though, gets amped up very nicely with this sporty version. It features a front spoiler, side sills and an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible, bold exhaust tailpipe. A total of ten body colours and a further four roof combinations are available, with an exclusive Red 'n' Roll roof design. It sits on exclusive 18-inch alloys and is topped and tailed with a spoiler above the rear window and LED daytime running and rear tail lights. Should you be feeling suitably extrovert, you can extend the Red 'n' Roll colourway indoors, with the optional leather package including red leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake, as well as unique grey/black/red key design and red stitching on the door panels. Other details include custom floor mats, aluminium-capped sports pedals and door entry strips with Vauxhall lettering. A multi-colour LED interior lighting package is also available which allows eight different ambient lighting colours.

Market and Model

The ADAM S weighs in at around £17,500 on the road, which might seem quite an ask for such a tiny car, but it's pretty well loaded with gear. Even leaving that aside, it's huge fun to give a good pasting to when the roads open up - and the kit list more than speaks for itself. Fitted as standard are 18" alloy wheels and all the body styling bits, electronic climate control, a CD stereo with DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth and aux-in, steering wheel mounted audio controls, leather trim for the wheel, sport seats, cruise control, switchable ESP, a tyre pressure monitoring system and six airbags. Options include a crazy star-effect roof and a heated steering wheel. Most customers will spring for the IntelliLink system offers state-of-the-art connectivity and apps. This infotainment system is fully-compatible with latest smartphones and tablets whether you favour Android or Apple iOS. It provides USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, seven speakers and a 7-inch high-definition colour touch-screen. If you've got an Apple, you can uses the Siri Eyes Free voice control function. IntelliLink also provides navigation by the BringGo app, as well as the Stitcher and TuneIn apps.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.4-litre turbo engine returns some respectable fuel consumption figures. It's fitted with a Start/Stop system and already meets Euro 6 emission standards. The dual cam phasing for continuously variable valve timing and the turbo integrated within the exhaust manifold help make the engine lighter and more compact. Other weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold. All that helps it to 47.8mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of just 139g/km. The fact that Vauxhall has loaded it with a decent slug of equipment helps prevent residual values getting eroded too badly. Even the swish IntelliLink system only adds £275 to the asking price.


Ignore all the 'lifestyle' nonsense that this car is sold on. The bottom line is this. The Vauxhall ADAM S is just good old-fashioned great fun. A punchy little petrol engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, an honest chassis and a fruity soundtrack means that it's hard not to drive this car without a grin on your face. It's also not bad value either. Yes, you can buy a Ford Fiesta ST for about the same price that would seem to offer a bit more of almost everything, but the ADAM S appeals because it seems to be almost ironically ridiculous. It's a loveable little thing and one that deserves to do better than Vauxhall's ultra-modest projections.


This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£166.07
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£9298
Credit amount£8998
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3357
Total amount payable£11,463.29
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge2.16p per mile
Representative APR8.9%

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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