1995 Vauxhall Senator CD 3.0 24v petrol


Excellent rocket launcher


No spare tyre.

Door mirror missing.

Clutch burnt out.

Expansion tank light staying on.

Dash centre missing.

General Comments:

Can you believe I was the only bidder on my 1995 M reg Senator at the West Oxford Police auctions, at £800 I think I stole it.

I transported it home, got a genuine clutch for £60 and fitted it. The car had just been serviced by Surrey Police but had blown the clutch on a road test after 1 mile! So I had no service work to carry out. Put it through an MOT and only failed on 1 front bush and no washers, all rectified for £35. Replaced the spare tyre, mirror and dash centre from a scrap yard for £30 so I had a M reg Senator with a years MOT and tax for under a grand. I must give credit to the Surrey lads as it is mint condition with no dents or scratches, and is even fitted with a unused tow bar.

This is my second ex Police Senator,and my ninth overall, I still have 3 older models being... 1985 2.5 Opel in gold, 1986 3.0 CDi in silver, and a 1987 3.0 CDi in white.

Note, the M reg came with a full service print out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2000

22nd Dec 2000, 17:49

I tried to buy that very car over the phone as I couldn't get to the auction for the sale. It has bugged me that I missed it 'til 2 weeks ago I bought a 95M from Blackbushe direct from Sussex police for a grand, done 142K.

Lovely car, the only fault being a slight whine on the diff. It's nice to catch them straight from Police service, there can't be many left (any ideas which forces still have any?).