Opel Signum Review from Lithuania

2006 Opel Signum Elegance 1.9 turbo diesel 150 hp

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel 150 hp Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired17 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Tino

Summary:

Cruising in silence and lots of comfort, that's how I'd sum it up

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

I've been enjoying my Signum for over 10 months now. It is my first car with an automatic transmission, and boy this is a delight!

The car is very quiet, with 225 km/hour it's doing only 2900-3000 t/sec, and the computer shows 9,2 l/100km instant consumption!!! A delight number 2!

However, it's not a racing car, although there's enough torque to leave many Opel dislikers remorselessly behind. Cornering is not its strongest capability, it tends to under steer, though it could be due to Bridgestone tires. I've tried colleagues Vectra Station (shares its extended chassis with Signum) and it felt more secure, but than colleague has chosen for Continental premium contact slippers.

The only thing that bothers me is... the badge. I was shopping for a SAAB 9-3 Sport Wagon, but it was out of my budget. Same dealer, smooth talk of a salesman, and a huge discount made me change my mind. An excellent service by the way, while they're changing the oil I'm speeding in a SAAB 9-3 2.0t Vector. Lots of fun and even more petrol, the thing is thirsty as... you fill it in :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review