1991 Vauxhall Senator CD 3.0 24v from UK and Ireland
An indicated 150 MPH for less than 3 grand!!
Slight whine on differential pinion bearing. No problem really, just fixed it because I am fussy.
Front ashtray jammed.
Goes like stink.
Handles like a dream.
Caution required in the wet (wheel spin).
Spacious (3 comfy kids on the back seat).
Huge road presence.
Quiet and comfortable.
As easy to maintain as a Cavalier.
Bullet proof build quality.
An absolute classic!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2001
1st Oct 2001, 14:49
Just fitted 215/40*17 wheels to my Senator - handles even better and looks great.
8th Jul 2002, 17:04
17000 miles since writing my initial comments.
Two trips to Scotland absolute reliability.
Minor problem on the electronic ride control and have had the air-con re-gassed... other than that well happy.
My comments stand 150MPH 32MPG nothing else to say... a classic car.
16th Dec 2002, 09:28
I note a few comments on the timing chains for these cars. Do they need to be replaced and at what mileage.
I have a Dec 1993 24v which has done 83000 miles and I am delighted with it.
All comments appreciated.
13th Jan 2003, 12:03
Had my Senator 3ltr CD for sixteen years longer than any of my husbands, find her to be reliable, problems: alternator rust rear wheel arches, air conditioning, water pump, exhaust, cost minimal over the years, the diff has just started to whine, but I'm going to keep her I feel safe and love the power under the bonnet.
15th Mar 2004, 02:30
I have owned my senator 3.0 CDi for 7 years now, which has been in the family from new. It has now covered 300 thousand miles and still starts first time. Over the years I have owned the car, the only repairs it's needed were to the electronic dash. But as with everyting, the rust worm has taken hold to the sills and floor pan hence unfortunatly its now due to be taken out of service (don't like using the word scrap yard)