As a company car driver, I have driven both the Vauxhal Vectra LS (hatchback) and the XLS (Estate). First I had the XLS, then the LS. What a downward step that was - especially with the performance! For anybody who is thinking about whether it is worth the extra money for the XLS - the answer is definitely YES. The LS had rattles in the drivers door, and behind the dash board. The after-market alarm (fitted by Vauxhal) is confusing (I have a remote for the door, but if I use that instead of the alarm remote then the alarm triggers. If I leave pasengers in the car while I fill up with petrol, the alarm triggers. Sometimes the alarm UNLOCKS the doors. - I think it is faulty, but as I say, it is rather confusing). Mostly, the power difference is significant - even for the same size engine!