I bought this at 6 months old 9000 miles. Got it for 6K off the list price.
Its ok to drive, a bit slow off the mark but very economical and once you get the revs up it is quite quick.
I have just traded it in for a 1 year old Meriva, I would have kept it longer but at 40,000 miles it had to go back to the dealer for the injector seals to be changed under . I have been told that this is a common problem with this engine and the cost of the work would have been astronimical. So I decided to get rid of it while it was still worth something.
Would I buy another? Not another DTi engine but I would buy a CDTi not brand new though. Why would any private buyer?
An excellent workhorse. Not that exciting to drive but reliable and economical. comfortable on any journey and nothing much went wrong in 80K miles apart from the usual discs and brakes front and rear plus egr valve. That's it. Reliable comfortable and BIG transport......I like it and would have an insignia based on the experience
have just purchased an Estate version of the 1.9 CDTi 150 after part exchanging my older 2.00 DTi
The car looks better, better suspension even with the 18 inch wheels, better steering, and on free flowing roads a good performer. But in stop start traffic a bit of a nightmare! very flat response below 1500 revs just when you need it, so forget getting away first from the traffic lights. Pity apart from that it would be a five star performer
I have had the estate version since the beginning of June 2006.
The car is a lot bigger than expected and does my family down to the ground. The drive is very comfortable and there is very little wind noise. The boot area is the best bit of the car.
We have a touring caravan and have just got back from a couple of weeks in Devon. The car pulls superbly - it's almost effortless I bought the car with the tow pack. he TSP and automatic leveling rear suspension with the retractable towbar is a must.
This is without a doubt the best car I have had for pulling the van. It's a lot better than my previous Mondeo of the same grade. It is also very responsive and has good speed for an estate.
I am struggling to fault the car.
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