Vauxhall Vectra (2002 - 2008)

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reviewed by Steve McDermott on 1 April 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 15 January 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 5 September 2018
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reviewed by Craig Godwin on 28 May 2018
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reviewed by Craig Godwin on 28 May 2018
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reviewed by farmideas on 4 April 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 14 February 2018
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reviewed by davidj on 2 August 2017
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reviewed by John Hinchliffe on 2 August 2017
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reviewed by Ilikeelectriccars on 7 June 2016
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reviewed by Anonymous on 17 January 2015
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reviewed by squij on 28 November 2014
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reviewed by Badger1986 on 28 November 2014
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reviewed by davidj on 28 August 2014
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reviewed by dave dl on 31 January 2014
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reviewed by Anonymous on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by barchettaman on 22 August 2013
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SRi 1.9 CDTi 16v (150ps) 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by WilliamLX on 9 January 2013
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Worst car I have ever owned

Having driven two Mk3 Mondeo diesels in a row, when I was looking to change car I decided to opt for something different. I was attracted to the looks and power of a 2008 Vectra SRi CDTi (150). However I rapidly came to regret the day. The Air Con failed almost immediately and Vauxhall seemed to struggle to come up with the required part. In the end I think they never replaced it because come the next summer it was not cooling again (and yes I did run it regularly over the winter as instructed). The system was leaky and I am sure they just topped it up. By the time I found out the car was out of warranty. Then it burns oil. There is no leak and yet I regularly have to top the oil up. At 48K miles the flywheel became noisy and cost a small fortune to have replaced. The next problem was a mysterious fault in the wiring causing a constant bulb failure warning despite all bulbs working. Following that the engine exhaust gas warning came on for no apparent reason.

To top it off the handling of this car is atrocious and it has need 3 out of the 4 corner springs replaced. I had had 6 years of faultless driving with the Fords (which were more comfortable to boot) and no end of problems with the Vectra. I would be very reluctant to ever buy a Vauxhall again. The only positive was that I managed 42 mpg rather than the 40 in the two Mondeos. Still far short of the advertised figure of 48 mpg which I never managed to average even on a long M way journey from Belfast to Paris and back.

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Price£15,920–£27,500
Road TaxG–L
MPG26.9–49.6 mpg
Real MPG95.2%

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