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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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16 reader reviews for Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback.
  • 1.8 VVT SRi 5dr

    Richard Johnson , West Yorks . Date: 15/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      29

    My car

    There are a lot of positive things about this car. It looks good, the interior feels very solid, there is plenty of space, it handles well. BUT the 1.8 petrol engine couldnt lick the skin off a rice pudding and to add insult to injury they put an SRi badge on it. SRi's are supposed to be sporty ! I would love to try a decent diesel version which have much better performance and achieve somewhat more than the 29mpg I am getting out of this.

    Nice car, but do not get this engine model. Slow and poor mpg.

  • 2.0T SRi 5dr

    Mark Odell , Northamptonshire . Date: 19/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I had the Insignia SRI Turbo on loan from my local dealership. I am so impressed with the car, I think that it is just fabulous. I have enjoyed every minute behind the wheel and was very disappointed to have to return it!

    It is really comfortable compared to my Vectra (which i can't wait to get rid of!) it handles like a dream and just looks fantastic from all angles. Its brilliant.

  • 2.0 CDTi 160 SRi Nav 5dr

    Fredrik Rich , West Yorkshire . Date: 16/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Like the previous reviewer I have just ordered an Inignia, although in my case an Elite Nav Auto with the 160bhp diesel engine. My ratings are rather provisional at this stage, but will update in due course.

    The driving experience is very positive. The Insignia is very comfortable, even with 18 inch wheels and sports suspension. The manual gearbox is very positive and precise - much better than the notchy one fitted to the Vectra before it. Handling seems very safe and probably will prove to be fun when pushed too. The steering is another positive, as it seems pretty well weighted and communicative.

    Ownership costs for the diesel manual should be quite reasonable with around 48mpg combined official figure, which should translate to mid-40s day to day. Insurance is on a par with most of the opposition as are CO2 emissions. Not class leading, but reasonable.

    The interior is really well put together, and I look forward to getting to grips with the 'iDrive' a-like system. Controls are well laid out and feel decently put together. There is plenty of space inside, and access is pretty good. It may not be quite as spacious as say a Mondeo or a Superb, but its not far off. Unless you regularly carry three 6 foot plus rear seat passengers I can't see there being any real issues here.

    Overall very impressed, and highly recommended.

  • 2.0 CDTi 160 Exclusiv Nav 5dr

    Richard Jordan , Hampshire . Date: 11/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just placed my order for a 160bhp diesel exclusive hatch with Nav, Plus pack and sensors. Had two test drives and enjoyed it both times. Did a mix of motorway and town driving. Handled both well. The car is amazing to look at, looks so stylish compared to the other euro boxes on the road. The car is well specced and got a good deal on purchase price and trade in. No economy figures yet. If all goes to plan delivery is for the 1st March for 09 reg.

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