Does the Vauxhall Insignia Tourer only return 47mpg?

I looked at a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia Tourer 2.0CDTi Exclusiv yesterday, the dealer's own ex-demonstrator with 7300 miles on the clock and priced at £16,495. I'm part-exchanging my 2004 Vectra Energy 2.0 DTi with 78,000 miles, and they want £13,000 plus my car. Does that seem like a fair price? What are your thoughts on the Insignia - is there anything I need to be aware of?

I do 25-30,000 miles per year and, oddly, the salesman warned me that I wouldn't get as good economy out of the Insignia compared to the Vectra. When I checked the economy figures for the Insignia it claims 47mpg combined. I am achieving 50mpg in the Vectra on average. Would I be better going for the Ecoflex? I can't stretch to a new model and this is the one and only Tourer in Northern Ireland on the Network Q website.

Asked on by

That's about right. There's a 700-mile test of the Insignia 160 Ecoflex at www.honestjohn.co.uk, on which we averaged an indicated 55mpg on the computer. We didn't verify it with brims to brims.
Similar questions
I have recently bought a Skoda Fabia Greenline II estate, having run a Greenline I estate for nearly three years and easily achieved the stated combined mpg of 68.9. It was therefore with confidence that...
My wife and I have identical Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec diesels, one four and one two years old, and we often swap. The tyres are the same make and same pressure, and both are fully serviced. After extensive...
I recently purchased a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 diesel with 140.000 miles on the clock. It has a full service history and drives well. However, the fuel economy isn't very good. I average 36mpg, yet...
Related models
Handles reasonably well. Decent ride quality. Much improved after 2013 facelift.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car