1995 Vauxhall Senator Review from UK and Ireland

1995 Vauxhall Senator CD 3.0 24v petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 24v petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired102110 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Senator CD

Summary:

Excellent rocket launcher

Faults:

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?).

Regards.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review