Great, but hate the sticking windows
I purchased my Vectra 2001 1.8 in 2007 quite cheaply, and I must admit I do love the car for its look, comfort, ride and usefulness.
There is downside though. The sort of things you don't check when buying a used car (not any more) like sticking front windows. Both sides, both slide up and down out of resentment more than willingness, making a dreadful noise to boot. I'm not sure if this is a common fault with Vectras of this age generally.
At 90000 miles, the engine started cutting out after starting up. This was eventually diagnosed as Electronic Management System fault, which cost £300 to fix. Again, I don't know if this is common or symptomatic of cars of this age.
I hate the windows sticking and the air con not working, or is it just the button?
But I want the car to work as I like it so much. It is a joy to drive, and while I know it is a mass volume production car, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It's roomy, comfortable, audio loom for hands free mobile, huge boot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2009