Used Vauxhall Signum Hatchback 2003 - 2008 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2008 review
Vauxhall Signum Hatchback (03 - 08)
  • Vauxhall Signum Hatchback (03 - 08)
  • Vauxhall Signum Hatchback (03 - 08)
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Ownership cost

What used Vauxhall Signum hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Signum hatchback?

One of the main criticisms of the Signum when it was launched was its list price. They are more expensive than the Vectra and the 3.0-litre diesel costs almost £25,000. Not many people wanted to spend this much money on a Vauxhall.

However, as a used purchase, the tables turn. The Signum depreciates astronomically from new, so it has become a cheap and good-value second-hand purchase.

Depending on which model you go for, running costs should be reasonable, too. The diesels all have decent fuel economy and low emissions, particularly the direct-injection models. Our pick of the bunch, the 150bhp 1.9-litre CDTi, returns 47.1mpg.

Insurance costs are reasonable, too - even the 3.0-litre diesel sits in group 12. Compare that with group 15 for the BMW 520d, for example.

If it goes wrong, it shouldn't cost a bomb to fix. Vauxhall parts are generally cheap and servicing costs are average.