1999 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland
Fast motor which surprises boy racers
No faults so far (touching wood)
A very quick car, seems to have the power towards the top end, so if at lights and planning a quick take off, the engine will kick in at about 3000 revs. This isn't just in lower gears, the V6 tends to have its best power at around 4500 revs upwards.
The standard factory fit brakes are poor, I've just fitted some performance brakes and the difference is very noticeable. Mine is an ex hire car, hence the high miles, but it has full Vauxhall service history, which shows as it's running as if it was new. The only downside to the car is the seating position - if you site 5 centimetres from the steering wheel, you'll see the dashboard lights no problem, but take a reasonable position and you can say bye bye to the centre warning lights as the cowling hides them. Seat is at maximum height. In all, a good car, which can deal surprises to the boy racing contingent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2003