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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.
  • 3.0 CDTi V6 24v Elite 5dr

    paul Cooper , Worcs . Date: 19/12/2004
    • 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

    My car

    Excellent performance and economy.

    The V6 diesel has fantastic overtaking power and I average around 40mpg. This car really does give both the best of performance and economy.

    It's comfortable to drive on long journeys and goes upto 30,000 miles between servicing.

    My first Service cost £90.00 from Vauxhall, two new tyres on the front at 20,000 miles £125.00 each.

    Only complaint I have is that by opting for the Elite over the SRI model the suspension is a little too soft, Vauxhall could do with a GSI model based on this V6 3.0 Diesel to give a sporty ride but with a little bit more class.

  • 1.8i 16v Life LPG 5dr

    Bob Washbrook , Essex . Date: 19/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased the car solely for the economy of running on LPG and to gain exemption from the Transport for London Congestion Charge.

    So far as economy is concerned, buying fuel at 37.9p per litre (the cheapest I have found near to me so far) is obviously a massive saving over normal fuel prices.

    My only problem with running on LPG is the size of the LPG fuel tank (30-35 lts). Most who buy this sort of car will be high mileage drivers and I find that I am having to visit a service station every two or three days.

    LPG is widely available now, I would rather have a much smaller petrol tank and an LPG tank of 60 or 80 litres. I have found that on a long motorway journey MPG is considerably better than that 'round town' I know this is true for all fuels and cars but the difference does seem to be extreme.

    Driving the car is OK it's not exactly exciting but I would not really expect it to be this car was bought for economy above anything else. My main real gripes are that the interior is quite dull, the slab-fronted centre console is truly awful!. The steering column instrument stalks for indicators and window wipers are worst thing about the car. When you want the indicators to stay they turn off and vice versa.

    Apart from this the car is eminently usable and big enough for a family of 5.

  • 3.2i 24v V6 GSi 5dr

    phil hunt , leicestershire . Date: 14/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm on my third Vectra now, The first one being a Y-reg SRi 150, the second a new Vectra SRi 2.2 on a 52 plate, and I now own a 3.2 v6 24v on a 53 plate!

    I just think they are great all-rounders, inside and out. The only down side to the new ones are the tyre sizes. With the 215 50 17, they are just a bit on the re-mortgage side. If only Vauxhall had chosen a lower profile, such as the 45 or even 40 it would mean that the price would be halfed!!!!

    Just before I sold the 2.2, I paid nearly £140 for just the one tyre... and did that put me off? No way!!

    By the way the 3.2 GSI 'ROCKS'.

    Cooooorrrr what a car, even at 18 mpg when i'm lucky

  • 1.8i 16v Energy 5dr

    David Cole , County Antrim . Date: 04/11/2004
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven a few different Vauxhalls in my time and find this car one of the best.

    It feels strong and holds the road well compared to some cars of similar size. I find the Vectra an excellent towing vehicle for my five-berth caravan

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