We give the ADAM a spin to see why it’s the ideal hatchback for a summer roadtrip with your pals…

 

YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE A PRETTY GIRL IN THE FRONT SEAT

It’s not really the car to go for if you want to impress the fairer, fitter sex, we’re fully aware of this. But listen here – the footwell of the front seat has a stack of neon colour options to help light up a sexy girl’s car selfies…


The sexy farmer’s daughter you met in the local boozer will never want to leave your side. Until she hits 100 likes, that is.

 

YOU CAN DROWN OUT BACKSEAT MOANERS

Sure, your semi-pro wrestling best mate may have grounds to whinge about the tight space in the back, but drown him out with the ADAM’s surprisingly beefy ‘infotainment’ system. With up to seven speakers crammed into the little space, it’s well placed to blast your new summer playlist, which we recommend includes this...


 

YOU CAN PRETEND YOU’RE A MAGICIAN

Motorway boredom setting in? There’s a clever little light in your driver's wing mirror that illuminates when there’s another car in your blindspot. It’s weirdly satisfying to wait for it to appear and think to yourself, ‘Yup, knew that was coming’. But then again, that might just be us.

 

YOU WON’T HAVE THE PETROL ARGUMENT

We had to navigate the ADAM two hours out of the capital city, maneuvered our way through motorway traffic jams, got lost in the Kent countryside, got lost in the capital on our way back and then had to drive across it at night, and STILL had three-quarters of a tank of juice left. No shitty weekend-ruining shouting matches about splitting petrol costs here.

 

YOU WON’T BREAK DOWN (EMOTIONALLY, THAT IS)

You’re in a strange supermarket, in the middle of the arse-end of nowhere, and you’re completely forgotten where you’ve parked the little bastard. Instead of breaking down in tears in front of your pals like an eight-year-old at a birthday party, and comfort eating the weekend’s supplies of Jaffa Cakes, know that the ADAM has an insane 30,000 customisable style combos, so your car is certain to be one-of-a-kind and easy to spot.

Take your pick from 12 body colours, 11 interior colours, 15 seat designs, 20 wheel designs –the lot.

 

THERE’S NO NEED TO THROTTLE YOUR SHOTGUN PASSENGER

Why? Firstly, the navigation set-up links to your iPhone, so if your co-pilot is has the map-reading skills of an old mackerel, you can pass the honours to the back seat.

Oh, and the tight turning circle of the car makes three-point turns super easy, which comes in handy when you’ve unwittingly found your way to the bottom of a one-way country lane with a herd of cows and bulls baring down on you.

Prices start at £11,405. The limited edition Black and White ADAM is available now. Check out Vauxhall.co.uk for more info.


Words by: Chris Sayer.