22nd Oct 2004, 10:46
I have had a Vectra GSI 3.2 for about 2 months now and can honestly say I love it to bits. It is extremely comfortable, roomy and very quiet. I used to drive a BMW 325i and ended up with back problems and had to use an orthopaedic seat insert (BMW 3-Series seats leave your top and bottom half's slightly twisted). Anyway, after a couple of weeks, I have had NO backpain at all.
The car is just Sooooooo smooth, very fast, looks under-stated (for what it is I average 28.5 mpg (which is great for a car and engine of this size). My car has just developed a creaking noise (well documented for Vectra's) but Vauxhall have sorted it out. Can't belive how many extras you get including a very reasonable ICE system.
Overall - VERY glad I got it (and I looked at Many, many cars before making a decision).
Oh, takes some time to getting used to the amount of torque, I used to put my foor down in 5th and because it went so well (even from low speeds) I used to think I was still in 3rd!!! - Enjoy..
19th Dec 2010, 14:44
I have a 3.2 Vectra that I have owned for nearly 2 years, and absolutely love it to bits. The 3.2 is a rare beast, and after surfing the Internet for several months, I finally found my 05 plate in black with the smooth auto box.
I can only repeat what has been said in the other comments on this website, in that they are a dream to own and drive, and fantastic value for money. Reliability has been excellent with just the odd electrical fault hear and there, but it is a Vauxhall.
Great sound from the V6, and excellent economy and performance, and can give even an M3 a run for the money sprinting from the traffic lights.
This is one car that I won't be selling for some time :-)