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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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38 reader reviews for Vauxhall Signum Hatchback.
  • 2.2i 16v Elegance 5dr

    ron misselbrook , essex . Date: 12/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Good used buy. Dealer rubbish 'sell em, sod em' interior breaking down already 12 months old 6000 mls.

    Injector pump vibration in cabin on idle. Vauxhall says normal amateur fix 5mins. Hope nothing worse happens - no dealer confidence. Could be a good car with dealer back up.

  • 1.9 CDTi 16v 150 Elegance 5dr

    Matt Parker , Worcestershire . Date: 09/05/2005
    • 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

    I cannot understand why this car only merits a rating of two stars. For me it hits all the right buttons. It has good performance, the 150bhp engine providing excellent acceleration, 0-60 in less than nine seconds with little or no turbolag. The ride is smooth and comfortable, ideal for motorway cruising. The specification and equipment level is supurb, cruise control, sat-nav, all the bells and whistles I could possibly want. The fuel economy of the new common-Rail turbodiesel engines is superb, it returns 57 mpg extra urban economy, so is very easy on the wallet. The only possible reservation for the private buyer is the depreciation over the first 12 months, and this can be easilly overcome by buying a low-mileage Signum of 6-12 months old. I seriously suggest that What Car re-evaluates its rating of this car. Could it possibly have been written by an executive from Ford Motor Company?

  • 3.0 CDTi V6 24v Design 5dr

    Ian Briggs , warwickshire . Date: 07/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned three Omegas I needed a large car that can carry me on long and regular business trips but also cope with the rigours of family life and, vitally, cope with elderly in-laws. I looked long and hard for a car with large rear doors, where my mother-in-law can enter with ease. The Signum must have the largest rear doors around. The ride is very choppy in Design trim but as I do most of my miles on the motorway I can put up with the less-than-perfect B-road chassis behaviour. The engine, my very first oil-burner, is strong and well matched to the auto gearbox. It's currently doing around 43 mpg and I think with the compromises I have to make in the car I drive I feel it fits the bill well.

  • 2.2i 16v Design 5dr

    David Martin , Hants . Date: 30/04/2005
    • 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

    The Signum is a tricky car. When we bought it the salesman said "but it's really only a four seater". The press seem intent on slagging the car off, saying it's not a saloon, or an MPV, or an estate. But Vauxhall have never said it's any of these, it's just a Signum. It's a truly brilliant car for a family of four with two growing kids - early teenagers at that. Absolutely brilliant!

    Our family is lucky, we get Vauxhall partners discount and can have any brand new Vauxhall at sensible money. My wife drives the Signum, I drive a Vectra GSi 3.2. In my opinion, though, this GSi should get a star rating of minus 1. Compared with the old GSi it is a truly, truly terrible car.

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