2006 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Death's car, but in a good way
Slight crack in the flexi pipe on the exhaust and a defected sensor for the back window, which the dealer fixed for me after I asked them.
Great to drive. I would just get into it and drive anywhere. Done about 115 out of it and it could have done more, and it handles great at high speed.
Fuel is great; getting about 47 to 48 MPG. The engine and bodywork are very clean and it was well looked after when I bought it. All service papers as well. Plenty of room in the estate.
When I bought it, the idle speed was a little erratic and the dealer said it's cold, plus I had a little bit of smoke come out the front wheel arch when the car's system was cleaning the exhaust out.
My local exhaust place told and showed me the cracked flexi pipe and said it was common. Just under 90 pounds for the front part with fitting. Could have went cheaper just with the flexi pipe being cut off and a new one replacing it. I rather get the job done right first time.
Going to get my brakes looked at; the dealers said they renewed the pads. I feel a little judder there sometimes when I brake at low speeds and I'm in the right gear at the time.
I do enjoy my Vauxhall Vectra 150 1.9 SRi estate; blacked out windows at the side and back chrome and black body, cool looking lights, comfy when driving.
Someone said to me about getting it remapped; what are the pro and cons of this? Not sure about it at the moment; my car is being a good lady for me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2016