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Used Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2017-2020 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

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Used Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2017-2020 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Insignia estate?

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is a rather large car and thick roof pillars obstruct the view over your shoulder. This can hinder parking, especially in tight spaces. Parking sensors were an option, so look out for any scuffs to bumpers if the car you're looking at isn’t equipped with them.

Some of the larger alloy wheels fitted to models with bigger engines can be susceptible to kerb damage. Again, check for any blemishes – especially to the optional 20in diamond-cut wheels – because they can start to corrode if road salt reacts with the exposed metal.

The clip of a fuel line bundle might chafe against the fuel pump hose.

The turbocharger oil return pipe may get damaged by cracks which may lead to oil leaks.

On a certain number of Insignia B - Model Year 18, the clip of a fuel line bundle might chafe against the fuel pump hose resulting in fuel leaks and in the worst case a risk of fire.

The Central Door Locking (CDL) might unlock the doors while the vehicle is parked or the doors can only be unlocked with the mechanical key. This is caused by inadequate sealing allowing water to ingress into the door connector. 

You should check if the vehicle you're interested in has been recalled and the above issues sorted. 

If your Insignia Sport Tourer has a diesel engine, then it is fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This means that the car will need to be taken on frequent motorway journeys to ensure the DPF can regenerate because this process is only triggered at high speed. Check how the previous owner has used the car if you are unsure.

Another potential problem with DPF-equipped cars is if the filter was shut off partway through regeneration. The result is the contamination of the oil system with fuel, leading to the oil level rising gradually over time. This can cause damage to the engine, so it’s worth checking the oil level.

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