2007 Vauxhall Signum Review from UK and Ireland

2007 Vauxhall Signum Design 1.9CDTi 16v

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9CDTi 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carMazda 6

Summary:

3 months on and happy, but time will tell

Faults:

Car only 3 months old so nothing yet, though the central locking has started to make a creaking noise when locking... maybe issues to come?

General Comments:

Chose this as a company car after trying the Accord estate (too big for the missus) and the Corolla Verso T180 (good quick car, but too small for a family's first car). The normal vectra is too common and the Signum was a compromise.

Engine initially felt lacklustre in performance, but it is slowly opening up. Bit slow pulling away and there is a noticeable turbo lag, but this is something you learn to live with. Excellent motorway cruiser, bombs along 85-90, with plenty of pull in 6th and manages 45-50 mpg.

Much more comfortable than my previous car, a Mazda 6. The rear seats are like arm chairs and the kids like the available leg room. Standard sat-nav is old fashioned, but works OK (always got me where I wanted to go) and the mp3 player is great with good sound.

Overall, a good family car. I just hope it doesn't start to let me down!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2007

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review