1989 Vauxhall Senator 3.0i from UK and Ireland
Quality, comfort and bags enjoyment
ABS Sensor failure.
It failed it's last 2 Mot's needing repair work to rusted Chassis.
Had to repair rust hole in the bulkhead behind the dashboard on the drivers side. This was caused by a build up of leaves in the drain hole. It seems impossible to to clear them all out!
Rear electric window motor failure. (Not bad though as the car had done 140,000 miles at the time)
The Slide mechanism of the sunroof gave up in sympathy 52 miles later! Even a main dealer would not attempt to repair it.
The starter motor solenoid caught fire taking out half the HT leads and bonnet lining.
Despight a few minor problems (to be expected after such a long time on the road), she still drives as well today as the first time.
The car is still very comfortable and easy to drive.
I've had massive amounts of fun and enjoyment owning the car. Nothing really major has gone wrong.
The upholstery is so plush, it's like sitting in an armchair. The interior looks and feels better than many cars around today.
Mechanically sound and very easy to work on. It's great to have the space under the bonnet to turn a spanner.
Sadly the lacker is peeling and rust is taking it's toll. It will be a sad day when I have to part with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th July, 2004