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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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4 reader reviews for Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer.
  • 2.0 CDTi 160 eFLEX SE Nav S/S 5dr

    Duncan Spokes Date: 03/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Got this car as a courtesy car while my Civic was in the body shop.

    Car is very heavy and underpowered for its size. The name EcoFlex is a give away, it should say gutless. Not sure why producers think we need auto hand brakes nowadays, after 30 years with a lever its odd to press a button. Inside the cabin its noisy and despite only having less than 1000 miles on the clock, the legends on one or two switches are wearing thin. Seating position is a little odd, the clutch action seems to have a little offset to it, the seats aren't that comfortable.

    Handling is typical Vauxhall, pretty predictable but its not confidence inspiring.

    Panel gaps are everywhere, reminds me of my Astra from 5 years ago

    The boot has a funny shape which has a big floor area but is eaten up by the thickness of the boot lid / lining and the angle of the boot lid so its not that practical. Certainly the Mondeo based Jag X type estate my wife drives seems roomier.

    The satnav is big and clear but a bit on the basic side.

    Styling is bland. Please give me back my quirky Civic soon......

    There are so many better estates than this, the Accord, the Mondeo, Audi A4 etc etc. Just glad I didn't spend my money on this car

  • 2.0 CDTi 160 ecoFLEX SE 5dr

    Michael Volans , Notts . Date: 05/04/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      42

    My car

    Great car, wonderful comfort, superb interior, fantastic handling & quiet diesel (latest mods) reliable. 9k and no problems whatsoever.

  • 1.4T SRi Nav S/S 5dr

    Mike Thompson , . Date: 27/01/2012
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I am surprised that What Car's rating of Insignia Sports Tourer are so low. I recently purchased a new 1.4T SRi Nav with Heated Leather seats plus Tech Pack and 18" alloys etc. I am very impressed with the build quality, the quietness of engine and equipment. Also the dealer assistance in the purchase of this car. My previous cars were two SAAB 93 Vector Sport diesels and prior to that a Rover 75 diesel (All estates). Years ago I would never have considered a Vauxhall but this car has changed my impression. I wanted to get away from diesels with their DPFs and Dual Mass Flywheels and thus wanted an economical petrol now that I no longer do business type mileage. Official figures for this car are the same as my 93 diesel and so far consumptiuon is similar. Also when I think what I would have actually had to pay for an equivalent BMW, Audi or Merc it was also good value. It will be interesting what other readers think of this 1.4T engine. Too early to put in an average fuel consumption figure yet as only done 500 miles.

  • 2.0 CDTi 160 SRi 5dr

    J Phillips-Powell Date: 04/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had this car for a week as a courtesy car and can honestly say I can't understand why anyone would both buying it when they could have the Mondeo/Passat/Accord etc instead. Why do they bother badging it SRi when its basically an estate for hauling kids etc round in - its the least sporty vehicle I can think of so what's the point? All they've done is reduce the ride quality to near bone crunching levels and added nothing to the handling. Cars like this should be about comfort and be unobtrusive - not give the wife a migraine and make the kids want to throw up even on a short journey. The diesel sounds like a tractor as well - never driven something so unrefined at over £25k - and you don't even get decent economy - 40ish mpg on mixed driving when my Golf 2.0 TDi does over 50. Dash is plastic like something out of kinder egg. Agree with previous review that stereo is rubbish. Sorry but its total junk, not remotely cool or practical and I can't think of anything redeeming to say about it!

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