Review Says There’s a Reason Why the Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks Has No Rivals…

Opel/Vauxhall has tried to instill in us the idea that its Adam is a cool car way before it was launched.

The model itself is not bad per se, but it’s the way they’re marketing it that’s a bit silly (and a bit of a turnoff) – so too is case with the Rocks, maybe even more so than the regular version.

I mean, how hard can you look like you’re trying when you call a car what you want people to think of it…

The Adam Rocks is minimally different to the regular Adam. It rides ever so slightly taller on its springs and comes with plastic cladding, but that’s really about it.

CarBuyer’s new host Ginny Buckley struggled to find a reason for its existence and bashed it for trying too hard, in the end concluding that there’s a reason why no other manufacturers chose to make a model along the same lines – can you imagine a Fiat 500 or a Ford Ka with similar treatment?

Yes, you can, but don’t really want to, do you?

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  • Anthony McGowan

    In fairness, Citroen is very close to signing off the C1 Urban Ride for production, which is another chunky-styled city car (albeit likely to cost a bit less than the ADAM).

  • This chick is trying too hard.

    As pointless as the “small chic luxury city car” category is, it is equally pointless to jump on such a car for its plastic cladding.

    And, anybody who compares this to VW Up, clearly needs to see an ophthalmologist.

  • Sébastien

    Exterior reminds me of the 1st gen Ford Ka…

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