2007 Vauxhall Vectra SRi 1.9 CDTI 150 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Expensive, known faults spoil a great car
Exhaust gas recirculation valve fault, replaced after much argument under warranty, potential £600 bill with £90 for "diagnostics".
Handbrake had a habit of pulling right up and not engaging, but next time it would work fine. Two garages adjusted and found no fault. Was doing this until the day we parted company.
Dual mass flywheel was very noisy when we disposed of the car; needed doing at a cost of £1500+... We got shot at this point.
Hesitation on acceleration was probably the swirl valve or maybe the EGR on the way out again... both expensive to repair.
Nice car, but very expensive to fix, and the engine has loads of super expensive things to go wrong, and all ours did.
The flywheel thing made the car sound like a 1970s JCB, and nobody except main dealers wanted the job.
Car was very fast, but was so fragile that using the engine is not great, unless you like 1k+ bills.
Rear legroom is not great.
Windy windows in the back, manual air con, lack of storage in the front; all pretty poor on an 07 luxury car. Lots of cost cutting evident.
On the plus side, it looks great, goes like a train, and does 40+ MPG.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd February, 2012