2005 Vauxhall Vectra Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2005 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

Best family car on the market!

Faults:

NOTHING!

General Comments:

Top quality car for the money.

The 2.0t engine is a joy to drive delivering 175bhp.

The comfort and drive just puts a smile on my face every time I get into this car.

Can't find any faults at all with it, loads of room in the cabin and the boot is huge!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2006

2005 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2 DIRECT from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 DIRECT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-3

Faults:

NOTHING!

General Comments:

EXCELLENT!

SAAB 9-3?- Forget it, save yourself 8k and go get one of these... Matched road handling, better ride, better quality, better audio!!!..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2005

2005 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired11500 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Above average car

Faults:

Had no problems.

General Comments:

Think it is a good car performance could be better for engine size acceleration not the best, but fantastic for the motorway.

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

Review Date: 6th November, 2005

2005 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2 direct from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 direct Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Superb car for the money

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

The 2.2 direct sri is a quick solid car with 155 bhp it returns an average of 37 mpg, Excellent handling and comfort and really quite at speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2005

2005 Vauxhall Vectra SRi CDTi (150) 1.9 CDTi from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 CDTi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2300 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Calibra

Summary:

Impressive performance and good looking

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I have only just got this car and thought I would share my first impressions.

This is the first diesel I have owned. My last car was a 2.5V6 Calibra and I can say this cars performance does live up to this. The turbo gives very sharp acceleration and the 6 speed gearbox is very smooth.

Comfort and equipment are very good. All electrics as you would expect. The seats are hard yet hug you tightly.

The car is gunmetal grey and looks awesome with the 17 inch wheels and tyres.

On the whole I am delighted with the car, but will update again once I have racked up a few miles.

I bought the car for £12 600 with 2300 miles and only 5 months old. Just don't buy a new one. Let someone else lose the heavy money.

Update:

Further to my earlier review. I have now had this car over a year and done a few thousand more miles in it.

I really love this car. It is sharp to drive, the steering is weighted and accurate. The handling is good. The 17 inch wheels ride well and the goodyear tyres give you good grip.

Performance is very good, as long as you are in the rev range for the turbo. If you pull out on someone without the revs up you have no performance. The six speed gearbox is good, and very comfortable on the motorway. Just set the cruise and enjoy.

We also have a 120 bhp Renault Laguna DCi - 2003. The Vectra leaves it standing in every area. Fuel economy = Vectra avg 48 mpg, Laguna avg 41 mpg. The Vectra is a much better car and the Laguna is merely average.

I heartily recommend the 150 bhp CDTi. Just don't buy a new one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2005

22nd Oct 2005, 06:11

I have owned and driven a V6 3litre CDTI SRI for over 18 months now (first reg in 53) and have had no problems with it. Have taken it to Germany where it has given impressive performance on the autobahn (145 mph - 35 mpg), and Hungary and it has never let me down. Careful driving (i.,e not exceeding UK speed limits) returns me about 40 mpg.

So far 25000 happy motoring miles covered.

2005 Vauxhall Vectra Life 1.9CDTi (120ps) from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9CDTi (120ps) Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance4900 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Powerful, but not designed for twisty roads.

Faults:

Apart from the top radiator securing nuts coming loose everything has been fine.

General Comments:

My company changed from Ford to Vauxhall so I opted for the new Vectra, I decided to go diesel as the new euro4 engines are far lower tax than petrols.

Performance wise the new TDi's have far more midrange power than an equivalent petrol so get used to seeing a diesel pull away from you on the motorway.

Plenty of gadgets and well thought out steering wheel controls for the stereo.

Traction control, ABS and cruise control are standard, a six speed gearbox is also standard on the diesel models.

Seats are a little hard and take a while to get used to.

Road holding is sloppy compared to a Mondeo, far too much body roll when cornering hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews