From £51,5008
Price, fuel economy, range and depreciation

It's safe to assume that if you're in the market for the £51,500 Vauxhall Maloo, running costs might not be your highest priority.

However, it's worth knowing that the VXR Maloo will be expensive to insure and repair and, if you use it hard, fuel economy can dip under 10mpg.

If you want a Maloo, you're going to have one. The huge running costs won't be an issue

The car is so rare that it doesn't even register on the graphs of our depreciation experts or leasing agents, and only six UK Vauxhall dealers are equipped to sell you one.

The fact that, on a motorway cruise, the interstellar gearing will help you approach 30mpg seems some compensation.

When it comes to residuals, the Maloo is such a rarity that it is unlikely to matter which colour you choose or aftermarket accessories you might fit.

If somebody wants a Maloo, they'll just want one, so go with what makes you happy.