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Overall reader verdict 2 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
    2 out of 5 stars

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10 reader reviews for Vauxhall Vectra Estate.
  • 2.0i 16v SRi 5dr

    Darren Clarle , Warwickshire . Date: 06/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is ultra-rubbish - I will never buy another Vauxhall again.

    My car was originally bought at 51,000 miles, which is not exactly high.

    Since then I've had repaired: three injectors, an alternator, the breather pipes, a crankshaft sensor, cam sensor, a gearbox (my mechanic said don't bother fitting a Vauxhall one as a Daewoo one is built better!), the head gasket, a clutch master cylinder, clutch, fuel pump, suspension bushes, water valve, two water pumps, a new key (the old one stopped working) and a throttle body.

    Do I need to say any more?

  • 2.0 DTi 16v LS 5dr

    simon dunbar , flintshire . Date: 28/11/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car with 15000 miles on the clock, its now got 75000 and has been nothing but trouble. I have had oil cooler replaced, oil seals, airflow meter x2, ecu x3, its now in a garage with the immobiliser stuck on, main dealer prices are way to high. When the car runs it has to be one of the slowest turbo diesel cars I have ever driven. The best thing about the car is its going very soon to be replaced by anything but Vauxhall.

  • 2.5 V6 CDX 5dr

    Tony Walsh , Essex . Date: 14/08/2006
    • 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

    I bought this car at one year old, with 12,000 miles on the clock. Under warranty, this car had the following replaced: the front sub-frame, front suspension arms and bushes, engine mounts, steady arms and rubbers, two steering columns, the gearbox, and engine management unit. The main dealer could not stop the consistent knocking and rattling from the steering and suspension.

    At 72,000 miles, the cam chain broke and allegedly the engine was scrap. It was fitted with a replacement factory engine which was slower and had one cylinder only giving a compression reading of 75psi. The garage refused to repair this engine, and so did the factory.

    Recently the car was in a smash - none of the air bags had been fitted and the fuel cut-off failed to work.

    The ambient control fans are noisy. The brake pedal travel is too long when new. The hand brake cannot be balanced.

    The seats always creaked. The freewheel facility means you have to live on the brakes all of the time in traffic, and the gearbox clunks when you want the power back on. It was sold by a no-caring garage with an even less caring German manufacturer.

  • 1.8i 16v Envoy 5dr

    Ronnie Westhead , Merseyside . Date: 23/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I didn't have loads of cash to spare and I needed a smartish, economical car with a decent load capacity and comfortable drive for long distances. I also needed a good electrics package and reasonable service costs.

    My 1.8 16v T-reg Vectra estate does much more than that - it's smooth, comfortable, well-equipped, easy to drive, is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Recommended.

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