1998 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Decent all rounder, but go for the 1999 facelift model
Gearbox failed at 81000. Dealer (non franchised) replaced it with a second hand gearbox out of a Gls. Vauxhall could not help me identify the box so I couldn't prove it to the courts!
Heated rear window relay faulty. It kept draining the battery, but it took the dealer 3 attempts to find the fault. Hence the car kept letting me down!
The Vectra Sri is slow compared to the Cavalier Sri I previously owned.
The handling and ride is more refined than the Cavalier though so I guess I can't have it all ways.
Fuel consumption is a little on the high side around town, but good on long distances.
Pre '99 facelift model a little bland. Go for the '99 onward face lift model if funds permit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2003