I have purchased a 2.2DTI elite, 53 reg with 9K on the clock and for well over £10K off original list price. The car is great, far, far better than the S Reg Audi A6 I had a few years back, which was a real lump.
As for niggles, it is a little choppy on rougher roads and I find the new indicators a pain in the you know what!! However on the plus side it is VERY comfortable, 43-44 MPG after 3 months use and for a diesel really moves when it needs to. Family love the space. The 'Travel assistant' is inspired.
All in all a great used buy.
Like many before me it seems, I have just bought an 04 plate 3.0CDTi Design Signum from a main dealer with full guarantee. The car cost under £14K and has only done 6K miles. I looked at Elite models for the same money, but in the end I actually prefer the half leather seats which have a slightly more sporty look and shape. Considering this practically new car has only cost the same as a very average family hatch, I have to say I am absolutely delighted with it. The build quality seems good, the extras are excellent and boy does it go! The mpg isn't bad for a large car with a pretty large engine and even the insurance was surprisingly cheap.
I'm SO glad I didn't take the safe option and go for a new Astra/Focus or similar. Someone else has taken the hit of the depreciation and hopefully I can enjoy some happy motoring in my rather impressive looking, uncommon motor. Its all good!
What sort of average mileage is anyone getting with the 3.0 diesel?
In response to the question regarding fuel consumption - I've now done 800 miles without resetting the computer and it shows the average as 36.6mpg. Considering I live in Birmingham and a large percentage of my driving is stop-start first and second gear traffic jams, I am really pleased with that figure. When I go on a reasonable journey on fast 'A' roads it has returned over 47mpg easily. The computer seems pretty acurate when I have bothered to check it by doing the calculations manually. Go on - treat yourself!!
I have just bought an 04 plate Signum 2 litre turbo petrol model and have found it a very easy drive, powerful and very willing to pull in any of its 6 gears.
I have a back problem and have found the seats to be OK the longest run I have been on is 100 miles, but I usually find that firm seats are best for long distance.
MPG so far is 30mpg with a mix of motorway, town and country.
A quirky looking vehicle that has had 2 people asking what it was. I like the sliding rear seats that give an enormous amount of leg space in the rear and still allow a 42kg dog in the hatch.
My last car was a V70 T5 but before that I had an X plate Vectra 2.2 CDX diesel from new and I hated it. This car must be the best all round performer available at the low prices available second hand. I paid £10,500 with 5000 miles.
Is the 3 year Vauxhall warranty definitely transfereable? It says in the book that it is as long as its serviced - which isn't for the end of 2 years. Anyone had any problems warranty wise?
I have a 2.2 diesel Elegance. Had it nearly a year. Had no problems with it at all. Cannot fault it. Great family car.
Got a 54 plate Signum Elegance. Had the bottom pulley go at 22000; not a good showing for a marque I have had for many years.
Vauxhall customer service don't seem interested. Said they would ring me back. I'm still waiting. I doubt if my next car will be a Vauxhall. Whoever thought of a rubber doughnut in a pulley!!!
I am seriously thinking of a Mazda. So it should help the Japanese, who seem to have all the problems solved.
I have always supported the UK motor industry, as it keeps people in work; who's bothered now I am retired!
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