I love the car
I have owned this car from 35K to 87K and it has only had one significant fault- which is electrical. The engine management light (and sometimes the airbag light) come on intermittently, and at times the speedo, tacho, fuel and battery gauges also dance on and off around the same time. So far the car still drives OK. My auto electrician has been unable to diagnose the fault, and he advised the alternator and regulator appear to be operating normally, and there were no error messages within the computer. My concern is that there could be some long term damage to the vehicle which is currently going undetected.
I am very interested in another comment which I read on this site, "Friend had a 2000 Vectra in Australia, had all the electonic problems listed in review at about 80k, turned out to be a corroded earth wire from engine management computer. Fix was easy, but only if you knew what to look for."
I was hoping there might be some further advice out there?
This 4 cylinder Vectra has easily been the most reliable and enjoyable car I have ever driven, with plenty of power for Australian driving (it will do our top legal speed of 110kph in third with remarkable ease).
The German build quality really shines.
For $20,000 Aussie dollars I doubt I could have bought a better 2 year old car with low kilometers.
I would gladly buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2005