1997 Vauxhall Vectra GLS 1.8 16V petrol from UK and Ireland
High mileage capability at cost of boredom every trip and frustrating seating position
Lost windscreen arm after two days.
Occaisional engine cut-out when decelerating from cruising speed - almost caused two roundabout pile-ups!
Stone chips led to corrosion very quickly.
Boot springs shut when opened on an incline (ouch!).
I'm not freakishly tall at 6ft 2 but I have found it absolutely impossible to find a comfortable driving position. This is a failing felt for 100% of my time in the car and along with a most uninvolving general driving experience, it must be sorted on the next mass middle market offering. Economy (41-42mpg) is outstanding as is general reliability. Good level of trim on this model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th July, 2000
9th Jan 2002, 16:50
I have a 1997 1.8GLS Auto which regularly cuts out... usually a few minutes after starting from cold. Two near misses on roundabouts already! Surely Vauxhall should be aware of this...don't they remember the Pinto?
15th May 2002, 14:30
Vauxhalls are crap and they can't build a reliable car to save their life. Wake up Vauxhall and take a few lessons from the Germans and the Japenese. By the way, sack anybody on Quality Control - if there is such a department.