Good car, but offers nothing new
Turbo hose blew off resulting in smoke and loss of power.
CD/Stereo unit started eating CDs and required replacement.
Bought my vRS new in May '07 and kept it until Dec '08. Good little car. Reasonably understated, but I'm not a loud paint and spoilers type of person anyway so it suited me.
Couple of minor niggles with car, but sorted under warranty.
Good in-gear shove due to healthy torque, so easy overtaking. Handles well at reasonable speeds, but easy to tie up in knots if you push hard.
All in all it was a good little car, but due to an expanding family, I traded it in after 19 months for a 150bhp diesel Vectra SRi. Now this IS a car that puts the Fabia to shame... properly well balanced handling, and at least as quick as the Fabia. I'm not knocking my Fabia, as it was a decent enough car, but at the end of the day, it was a mildly souped up shopping trolley. My Vectra just feels so much more together - a complete package.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd February, 2009