2002 Vauxhall Vectra Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2002 Vauxhall Vectra SXI DTI 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Not a town Girl

Faults:

Inner tread of rear tyres abnormally worn and replaced at 20,000. (Front tyres lasted to 26,000. Bridgestones) Dealer could not check wheel trim, due to cost of machinery?

Constantly replacing rear light bulbs.

Engine damage preventer, cut in on dual carriageway when doing 50 MPH, slowed the car to 5MPH and 1,000 RPM.

(Engine management report read - Drive over speeding engine)

Indicators should be sawed of imeadiately you receive the car, prior to you causing a major accident when trying to turn them off. Soft touch, most annoying toy ever!

General Comments:

The car is a motorway animal and not for driving around town. The engine purrs at 2,500RPM at 70MPH, and the ride is ultra smooth.

The 2.2 Diesel engine is very low on performance compared with the Ford Mondeo DTCI 2.0.

Being short, I find the car is full of blind spots, mainly due to the high level of the boot and the cabin side high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th September, 2003

30th Sep 2003, 13:54

Just thought I would update you.

The Vectra decided on Sunday, that 1000 revs and 20mph was a good idea in the middle lane of the M6!

Today, it tried it on again on the M5.

Apparently Vauxhall do not want to cover the problem on the warranty? I wil keep you informed.

2002 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.6 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance29852 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A trusty stead that would do most boy racers proud!

Faults:

Replaced front tyres at 27000 miles.

Drivers seat has started to squeak.

Drivers seat got stuck in highest position. (short Wife)

General Comments:

Other than the items listed above I have found this car to be very reliable. I think that tyre changes at 27000 miles is good for a car of this size and performance. I do not take it easy with this car and feel that it has performed very well. It even handles better than the polo GTI I had before. I would also recommend to young drivers looking for high performance as I am only 24 and pay just £400 a year fully comp! Bargain performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

19th Jan 2004, 13:02

Great report on your vectra would like to know your insurance company as I am paying just over £500 for my 2.2 ls with me and spouse both over 40 with 7 years no claims.

2nd Feb 2004, 01:44

Try Hill House Hammond for your Insurance, I pay £530 a year fully comp, but I have the 3.2 Litre elite.

Hope that helps.

2002 Vauxhall Vectra CDX 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4995 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

A fair priced car with every gadget you would ever want

Faults:

Window Screen washer sensor failed after 6000 miles, causing the display to constantly tell me I needed washer fluid. Dealers had the car all day only to tell me that I needed a new sensor and I would have to bring the car back as they didn't have one.

General Comments:

Climate control system works really well.

Front seats are not very comfortable.

1.8 engine gives ample power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Vectra Si 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Nice on the outside, comfortable cruiser

Faults:

Nothing in the 3,000 miles I've had it.

General Comments:

I've use the car every day for four months as a hire car.

It's a good driver's car with OK performance, but nothing to write home about. There is little torque below 3000 rpm and combined with an aggressive clutch it's not easy to pull away smoothly without revving fairly high.

Once you're off though, beyond 3000 rpm the engine pulls evenly all the way up to 5500 rpm. Despite me pushing it quite hard most of the time the fuel economy hasn't suffered and this is the one thing that really impressed me about this car.

The suspension is solid with little roll, but the driven wheels do tend to bounce hard if a bit too much power is applied pulling away from a junction.

The steering is fairly lifeless, but I think that's largely because the car is a little on the heavy side.

Despite quite an elegant exterior (I love the curves, spoiler and 15 inch alloys), the interior lets it down. All the switches and buttons on the dash are black plastic making it look rather cheap and tacky. In the dark it can be hard to pick the right button since they all look and feel the same. The only saving grace is that the seats are comfortable for long drives.

The rear of the car is quite spacious with plenty of room for passengers. Lift the hatchback and you're greeted with huge boot space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 18 reviews