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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 SRi 5dr

    Andy Beeley , Bucks . Date: 15/04/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just changed form a Laguna 2.2 dci to the Vectra 1.9cdti sri 150 auto its great, the fuel consumption is great 50mpg on a tank doing 600 miles, the Laguna just about managed 35mpg, it drives superb, inside you can't here the engine even though its a diesel and it rides well, sports suspension 17inch alloys chrome trim, it has loads of boot space. The only drawback is no electric windows in the rear. If you are thinking of changing your car look at the Vectra loads of car for not much money.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 SRi 5dr

    john mcmurdy , glasgow . Date: 04/04/2008
    • 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
      40.4

    My car

    i have just read gerard kellys review of his vectra i have had to replace 1 front& 1 rear coil spring in the last 4 weeks my car has only done 40000mls

  • 1.8i 16v Club 5dr

    J Paul Date: 29/03/2008
    • 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

    Bought from new in 2002 as cheap long distance hack. 82,000 miles covered on mixed road. Fine on motorways. Not too thirsty. I am 6' 4 tall and have driven long journeys in comfort. 100% reliable (touch wood!). Only had to replace broken suspension spring. Easy on tires and brakes and engine doesn't seem to have lost much power - to be fair I am generally a bit of a captain sensible when driving. Cheap to service (never been dealer serviced). Loads of room in boot to haul stuff around. I live in country so has to carry bales of hay etc so is a bit of a family workhorse.

    To be honest I would prefer car with a better image but will probably drive the vectra till it dies. It has been dinged on every corner so I don't worry about it any more. Wife has a much better car but I prefer to spend my money on income generating investments!

    Want sensible, solid motoring with a bigger car feel and at a budget? If you already have good self esteem - don't waste your cash on beemers etc.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 SRi 5dr

    Jane Embury Date: 28/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just bought 11 month old 07 reg to replace old 2.2 Vectra Design. No qualms about choosing another one. You'd be a fool to buy one brand new, but as a 2nd hand purchase you get a hell of a lot car for your money. The diesel is not as smooth as the petrol, but it's performance is impressive and the fuel consumption is excellent. Half filled the tank today and the trip computer told me I had a range of 325 miles. Went to Cornwall at the beginning of Feb in my old petrol model and a full tank was offering me the same range! People who complain about them being noisy and the ride being too stiff must just be unlucky. Yes the diesels are noisier than the petrols, but we're not talking black cab noisy! I have honestly hardly noticed the diesel sound from mine. The SRi's have got stiffened sports suspension, but it's not jarring my back everytime I drive over a pothole. In fact, I find it extremely comfortable. The seats are highly adjustable and support you really well. Also, I get really annoyed when people say these cars are dull to look at. I've got a black one and it's gorgeous. Chrome trim, 17" low profile alloys. People look at it all the time. It's very spacious and the boot is massive, which is exactly what I need with two kids and a dog. My only niggles would be the clunky gear change, which seems to be par for the course in Vectras, the occasional bit of turbo lag, and a rattley boot lid, which I managed to fix with a bit of duck tape where if locks down. I love it!

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