Never buying a Vauxhall again
Front wheel hub replaced after 40,000 miles
Front fog lamps replaced twice due to condensation
Radiator mounts replaced
Suspension mounts replaced
Splash guard replaced
Rear shock absorber and suspension bushes replaced after failing first MOT.
Rear brake caliper
Rear brake discs which main dealer failed to spot were worn.
Plastic parts of interior trim fallen off.
Most of the above was covered by warranty - except for the rear suspension where I was 800 miles outside of the warranty period.
The car is quick and economical and never failed to start - though sometimes it requires a lot of turning over if it has been cold overnight. It is quite noisy and is definatly old school diesel.
It handles OK for a big car if a tad vague and the seats are good for motorway driving. Visibility is a bit dodgy out of the rear window especially for reversing, but you do you feel very safe driving it.
The controls are well placed and feel solid, but certain kit does seem to be missing considering the specification of the car (i.e electric rear windows).
The boot is huge, but room in the rear is limited.
But so many things have gone wrong with it, admittedly most of the bills were picked up by Vauxhall except for the MOT failure. I wouldn't buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th January, 2007