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In the used vehicle part of the small car market, a segment that these days often headlines style over substance, the reality is that it's actually the most practical and affordable models that often sell most strongly. Models like this one, Vauxhall's Viva. This is the Korean-engineered modern-era version that sold to citycar buyers between 2015 and 2019. Parallels with older Vauxhalls bearing that badge are few but one thing remains the same: you get a lot of car for the money.
Ultimately the basics just have to be right for a model in this segment - and here, most of them are. True, this isn't the most economical or the most spacious citycar you can buy from this period but it does enough in both of these areas to satisfy the needs of most buyers and does so at a price that makes many rivals look needlessly expensive.
Okay, so the Viva badge unashamedly plunders a bit of retro appeal, but Vauxhall needed this car to be noticed. Unlike the company's flashier ADAM small runabout, there were no styling gimmicks or fashionable personalisation options to make it stand out in the showroom. Instead, the Griffin brand relied on buyers here to appreciate this car's common sense and no-nonsense approach to things. And the way that it had been equipped far beyond the level original customers might have expected it to be for the money.
Ultimately, this was a contender bearing a British badge with German heritage from an American company in a design that's screwed together in Korea. Proving beyond doubt that even with tiny cars, manufacturers have to think big.
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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