Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Signum hatchback?
There aren't many Signums on the second-hand market, mainly because it was never a great seller from new. The majority of those out there are high-milers, but all the Signum's engines are proven and we've had no reports of reliability problems. There are no particularly weak areas, either mechanically or cosmetically.
The Signum's cabin, despite looking downmarket, is actually very solidly built, with well damped controls and sturdy materials. Even high-mileage examples have interiors that have stood up to the test of time.
The main problem concerning the Signum isn't the car, but Vauxhall dealers. We have received many reports of poor service.
Vauxhall parts are usually cheap and readily available, but dealers seem to prioritise other models over the Signum and the main problem is getting parts. Service departments don't keep many spares for the Signum, which means a long wait and often a second visit to have the parts fitted if anything goes wrong.