1994 Vauxhall Senator CD 2.6 petrol
Radiator leak, and coolant pipe.
Cruise control and air con stopped working, along with two rear electric windows.
Surging on acceleration traced to faulty sensor and breather pipe.
Wear and tear such as brakes, exhaust and tyres when it needed them.
The 2.6 Senator is not the fastest, though it does have the same "Dual Ram System" technology that is in the bigger 3.0 24v model. So lots of torque and a relaxed rather than fast drive, though when you need to overtake, believe me this thing moved quick when it needed to effortlessly.
Comfort of the CD model is as good as it gets - all leather and electrics all round. You could not ask for more from a car of this time period. On the outside the car looked great in dark metallic blue with multi spoked alloys and a rear spoiler.
To drive the handling was sloppy, especially when compared to my previous Mercedes. But it's not as bad as you might think, and oversteer was easy to induce for fun :)
It was written off in an accident in around about 2010 when it was 16 years old and I had put serious mileage on it, and despite the problems above, I would say it was a reliable car, and I miss it dearly. Would love to have another, probably look for a 24v model, as they seem to be cared for now in the hands of enthusiasts, but there are very little of these cars left on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2018