Vauxhall Vectra Review from Spain

2000 Vauxhall Vectra DTi 2.0 16v turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Comfortable, economical and practical

Faults:

Airbag warning light, as with most Vectras!

Slight fluid seepage from steering rack.

Lid of (annoying) front central armrest worked loose.

All fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Paint on bumpers flakes or scrapes off at the slightest touch, so the once beautiful dark blue metallic paint now looks tatty.

Majestic and imposing twin-tone horn; if only lowlier Corsas and Astras had the same!

Incredible economy - constant 40 mpg, good even for a diesel.

The air-con continues to stink the car out; very embarrassing with passengers!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review