Opel Insignia Review from UK and Ireland

2009 Opel Insignia SC 2.0 CDTi turbo diesel

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 CDTi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Stylish, comfortable and good to drive

Faults:

Rain water gathers in the door shuts.

The roof trim is coming away from the driver's door pillar.

Occasionally will not start, light on dash telling you to put your foot on the brake, but don't have electric handbrake or auto box.

Squeak/rattle under dash going over speed bumps.

Lost wheel nut covers.

General Comments:

This is a really nice car, both inside and out. Very good driving position in the multi-adjustable seat. At first was disappointed with the lever adjustment of the rake, but the ratchet is quite fine, so you can get it just right. Access to the rear is tight for such a big car, and legroom is just adequate. The boot is huge, if a little shallow.

The 160 BHP diesel is powerful and reasonably economical.

The trip shows 6.8 ltr/100km (42 MPG), seemingly regardless of how it is driven. For a car that weighs 1.5 tons, that's not bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2011

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review