2000 Vauxhall Vectra SXi 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
Looks better than it goes
Passenger seat has fallen apart no less than three times.
Air conditioning seems to have a life of its own. Sometimes exceptionally cold, other times hotter than the outside air.
Huge alloy wheels with 16 inch tyres are expensive to replace.
Seats are uncomfortable in the extreme and fall apart.
Rear visibility very restricted because of the enormous and pointless spoiler. Have asked the dealer to remove it, they refused.
Crap air conditioning system.
1.8 is OK, but not a patch on my previous 1.8 vtec Honda Integra.
My company gave me this car to stop me leaving so I can't complain too much.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2001
I'm not surprised the car's rubbish. You bought an SXi. This is just a cheap knockoff model that vauxhall made for those that couldn't handle a SRi or GSi. Get a real SRi or GSi, and then try complaining. The smile on your face will be so wide you won't be able to talk!
It's hardly going to go as well as a vtec Integra! I have an SXi, and it's perfectly fine as a runabout family car, and as it has the updated 125bhp engine, it's not much slower than a 2.0 SRi, and cheaper to run and insure. If you want speed, get a motorbike!