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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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150 reader reviews for Vauxhall Vectra Hatchback.
  • 1.9 CDTi 150 Exclusiv 5dr

    Emlyn Shepherd Date: 19/02/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I bought this car because of the offers available to the armed forces and the massive savings I made. I then drove the car from Staffordshire to Gibraltar, covering 1600 miles, and I enjoyed every minute of it. As soon as I got away from the traffic in England I turned the cruise control on and the stereo up and, 25 hours later, arrived at my destination still with the same grin on my face as I did when I picked the car up. I have owned many high end cars, such as Mazda's and BMW's, but I really enjoy the Vectra. The shape of it, even without the VXR Pack that I went for, still gives it that sporting look whilst still being the practical family car. The interior's very generous giving the people at the front and the back loads of leg and head room and as for the boot, I could live in there!!! Overall, I'm very pleased with the car and am now tempted to buy Vauxhall again in the future.

  • 1.8i 16v SXi 5dr

    Anthony Jones , Staffordshire . Date: 31/01/2009
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39.2

    My car

    In December 2008 I did somthing that I have never done before, I sold a car (1.6 vec) that had been faultless, the reason, I got hold of a 2004 1.8 SXi for well the right price,55,000 miles. Although the car had two VX dealer stamps it did not look ;like they had ever changed anything other than the oil,I also have done the cam belt,fuel filter, I have now done nearly 3000 miles in a very short while, as my sister in law is very ill, but lives 240 miles away, the car handles very well on its 215/55/16 inch wheels, and averages 43.5 mpg at a steady 70mph, it is very comfortable, 480 miles in one hit no aches nothing, round town 35.6 mpg, plenty of room for the fishing tackle and two mates,the car has never missed a beat I might just have got a good one though.also it uses no oil unlike my 1.6. One gripe, with it having the cr box it is doing 3000 rpm for 70 mph., FOR THE MONEY A BARGIN

  • 1.8i 16v SXi 5dr

    Ian Campbell , notts . Date: 31/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Iown 1.8sxi 52plate,2yrs ago my front coil springs broke,im a carefull driver,i take care over sleeping policemen,but 2 yrs later im there again with all 4 springs broke,what an earth is goin on !!!

  • 1.8 16v Breeze 5dr

    Richard Bond , Powys . Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    Having posted a generally favourable review three years ago and having travelled another 37,000 miles I now know a bit more about this car. The main reason I have come back for this review is that the front nearside coil spring has broken. I am the only person to have driven the car since it was new and I know that it has not been abused. Speed bumps are taken carefully and I have not hit any major potholes heavy loads are never carried. In 45+ years of motoring this is a complete surprise and I have never seen this fault before. Unbelievable. How a major large component that the car relies on for steering and stability can just break, shows that there is a design or manufacturing defect that could be very dangerous. Also the passenger side wiper arm came off its internal pivot recently. And these have happened a few months out of warranty, almost as if they were designed to fail. Completely put me off buying another Vauxhall. EVER.

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