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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 120 Design 5dr

    kam sidhu , london . Date: 29/03/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's a good car!

  • 1.9 CDTi Energy 5dr

    Geoff Howarth Date: 20/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The main thing here is the insurance group. All 1.9 CDTi models are group 11, apart from the 1.9 CDTi Club.

    Even the 150bhp engines are insurance group 11. So, if you're going to get a Vectra 1.9, go for the 150bhp - after all you're going to be paying the same as the 120bhp models.

    Apart from that, the car's great!

  • 2.2i 16v SRi 5dr

    john lapatrie Date: 19/03/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a BMW 3 Series but, due to a change in circumstances at work, I had to change and I went to look at the Vectra as I previously owned an earlier 2.5 CDX Vectra.

    I walked into a garage selling a delivery-mileage 54-plate 1.8-litre model, but for the life of me I couldn't push myself to sign on the dotted line as it was not up to my usual standard of motor. The guy in the dealership was very understanding and pointed me towards a nine-month-old '04 2.2 SRi.

    So off I went on a test drive. I was impressed to say the least. It was quite smooth and responsive. I have been driving it for a week now and the thing has really grown on me. I do have a couple of qualms - like no rear electric windows, and a multiplay CD would be nice as standard. Fuel-wise it was better than the BMW.

    All in all, I picked up a car that was half the list price and rides better than my previous so-called prestige car.

  • 2.0 16v DTi Expression 5dr

    John Hutton , Northumberland . Date: 15/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A sound, reliable and comfortable car. Not fast off the mark but can cruise all day on the motorway. Rear visibility is a bit of a problem. Gear change can be a bit stiff. Takes some time to warm up - 6 miles or so before the temperature guage registers. The car was bought at 6 months old at £5,000 off list price. It's proving to be good buy. I am likely to but another but will try to get new 1.9 diesel engine next time.

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