1990 Vauxhall Senator CD 3.0 24v petrol from UK and Ireland
A high performance luxury bargain
CD Player sticks.
Heated seats don't work.
Heater won't work.
Broken wire from the ECU caused a loss of power.
New timing chain and head gasket.
Air con won't work.
Digital dash broke.
An excellent car. There have been a few niggling faults with the electrics. It seems that all Senators seem to be having a problem with electrics. Some however have been caused by myself and garages who don't know what they are doing. Vauxhall dealers are a waste of time.
The car is a 3.0 24v CD white 1990 model (not ex police). It has all the usuals including alloys, ABS etc. The main problem with this car is finding someone who will fix it. Every garage that I have been to seem to either bodge it or break something else. It best to do the work yourself.
I have made a few modifications to the car. I've had the head gas-flowed, stainless Scorpion exhaust (cheaper than a Vauxhall one) and a Autobahnstormers owners club chip fitted. All have made a big difference. I estimate the power to be around 215bhp. It would eat a five series for breakfast and out handle most boy racers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2001