Like others here, I don't understand the What Car? rating - why is it so hard to admit that Vauxhall has produced a top-notch junior executive car?
It does what it does extremely well - cruising up and down motorways - although A-roads and country roads are also handled competently. Seats are supremely comfortable and there is space galore, especially in the back.
The diesel engine is strong with plenty of power when you need it, providing confident overtaking in all gears. Added to this is a real 47mpg over 25,000 miles The car has excellent levels of equipment, even in the base model, and my car has been fault-free in the year I've owned it.
I bought the car from Trade Sales at nine months old, with 8000 miles on the clock, and the cost was just over half the list price. That's value for money!
If you need a car with a 'badge', then forget it. If you want a top-trim, comfortable and economical car that no-one else knows about, then the Signum is for you.
This is a surprisingly excellent car. My previous car was a BMW 320, so I was a little dubious of going to Vauxhall, but I’m pleasantly surprised, as it compares very well.
It handles well on corners, and is a fantastic cruiser; it just eats up the miles! The interior is spacious and of good quality, with comfy heated leather seats and bundles of room thanks to the clever rear seats. It also has very good equipment levels, with a colour screen satellite-navigation and lots of clever little touches. It returns good MPG as well.
It's nice to be in a non-common saloon car, as it always gets a second glance from people!
I don't understand why What Car? only gave it two stars, but then maybe What Car? and the motoring press don't really understand what the Signum is about. Wake up, guys, to this luxury, practical, spacious clever car!
The main thing about this car is the engine, it is quiet at all speeds, especially on the motorway and has head-tilting pick-up around town.
I currently get about 28mpg on the very short school run but high 30s or early 40s on the motorway. The ride is smooth on good roads, although noisy on bad surfaces
It is also not as smooth over speed humps as the Omega but on the motorways it is very stable and never feels outpaced.
Overall, it is an effortless drive, with fantastic pick-up even in sixth gear and a relaxing place to be while driving.
The 3.0 litre desiel is fast and economical if you have the 6speed gearbox fitted...
The car sticks to road with wide tyres and suspension that is quite hard for a Vauxhall ...hence the dislike of country roads. Definetly a motorway cruiser returning about 48 miles to the gallon.
The full leather interior is great quality while the colour screen sat nav and the cruise make for effortless driving as does the climate control and the lovely hi-fi and telephone system not to mention the fridge in the back (soft drinks obviously).
The controls and switches easily match Audi quality - I have owned an A6 and the Signum compares very well.
As the Signum I own is lowered and chipped with a full body kit, it attracts heaps of attention from the general public
A very understated luxury saloon.....why bother with a BMW (ten a penny) when one can have something much more exclusive ?
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