2007 Vauxhall Signum Design 1.9CDTi 16v
3 months on and happy, but time will tell
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?
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