2000 Vauxhall Vectra LS 2.0 TDI from UK and Ireland
I wouldn't wish this car on my worst enemy
New fuel line.
Air flow sensor
Petrol tank replaced
Excessive oil use
Poorly fitting doors
Air conditioning fault.
This car is without doubt the biggest pile of junk I have ever had the misfortune of driving.
The general build quality is appalling, the car was delivered with numerous rattles, loose plastic and poorly fitting doors and boot.
The general handling is dreadful, the suspension is almost non existent, the car has to be set into any high speed corner, the steering is way too light and the car under-steers at every opportunity.
The brakes appear to have come from a Vauxhall Viva they perform so poorly.
The service from the dealer matches the quality of the car, they have taken six months to diagnose a fault in the fuel tank.
All in all one very badly designed and built car, I can see why its been replaced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th September, 2002
11th Jan 2004, 15:42
Well, I feel sorry for you mate, because My Vauxhall Vectra LS Saloon 2.0 DTi Manual, have been a very reliable car, since I bought, back in July of 2000. I Only had minor faults with Vauxhall. Unfortunately I have too agree in part, with you about the dealer service. In May of 2001 The engine light management, started to went on and went off. I had visit the Vauxhall dealer, that I bought my Vectra here in Manchester and they were unable to fix the damn light, that in june of that same year, stopped to went on and went off all the time. Otherwise it's a brilliant car, and I think that handles pretty well, although the suspension is way to soft, and the car does not feel so sharp as the Crappy 1997 Ford Mondeo LX Saloon 1.8TD, that I have owned previously for three years and it was constant, headache. I think that the Vectra is a very good car and honestly you look like a Jeremy Clarkson wannabe... no offense. Wel, anyway I'm really pleased with my Dark Blue Vectra and I'm looking foward to my next one.
New Vectra, here I come!