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Waterside Classics Limited
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 3900
At first glance, the Griffin mounted on the nose of the Vauxhall Monterey looks slightly incongruous mounted as it is aboard a shape best known in the UK as an Isuzu Trooper. Vauxhall's toe in the water of the 4x4 market came about as a result of their ownership of Isuzu, and followed the moderate success of Vauxhall's other Isuzu-sourced 4x4, the Frontera. Whilst the UK sales figures of the Monterey never looked particularly clever, picking up a used example could be a canny move. With lower prices and higher specifications than its Isuzu counterparts, the Monterey range offered conspicuously good value in a rugged, no-nonsense package.
We're a funny bunch, us Brits. Backing the plucky Japanese underdog to the detriment of our domestic manufacturer, we bought the Isuzu Trooper and shunned the Vauxhall Monterey. Call it badge snobbery, warped loyalty or a sense of fair play, it nonetheless means that the few Montereys that are out there represent astounding value for the used buyer. Don't write the big Vauxhall off as a half-hearted 'me-too' effort. Years of development from Isuzu resulted in a credible Land Cruiser/Shogun rival, and the Monterey is the cleverest way to buy into this quality at a knock down price. The Vauxhall badge may not carry a great deal of prestige, but most used buyers would rather pocket the cash and have a quiet smile every time a Trooper comes the other way.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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