(17th January 2013) 2003 Vauxhall Vectra Diesel Manual 5 speed Hatchback by gjsteed
whats to say really,reliable,solid,comfy to drive,loads of room ..i owned my vectra for around two years and sadly sold it a while back(moved to citroen)but its time now to start looking for another before they disapear for good...why buy your over priced and over rated vw/audi when vauxhall (in my eyes) are built just as well than any passat/golf/jetta
(29th April 2012) 2006 Vauxhall Vectra Diesel Manual 6 speed Hatchback by DJ
Lovely car to drive , has plenty of performance acceleration when required. Road holding is leech-like and handling is nicely weighted balanced with good feedback through steering and Sports suspension awith 17" Alloys. Braking is easy and assured , no hysterics , no fadeout , nicely weighted pedal feel..Handbrake is not as impressive , just about does its job! Careful parking on a slope!
Fuel economy (when you consider the performance) is really good working out at(58mpg)overall..63+mpg on motorway at 80mph , around 52mpg in urban/town traffic!
Alternator burnout is common between 90-120K
miles..as is , Dual-mass Clutch failure a well known problem , also the EGR valve jamming/failing and Injector wiring loom problems(there was a recall to remedy)
Heater Fan/Blower thermistor failures are common too.. Water pump & Timing belt replacements are crucial , not to be neglected!
Other wise car is 100% reliable and requires only regular servicing , ie Oil & Filter every
20K miles if using 05-30W fully synthetic Castrol or Mobil..
Love the car , has ample interior space with good boot , good supportive seats.
Dash is typical Germanic/functional but everything works!
a Value for money car! :)
(29th March 2012) 2003 Vauxhall Vectra Diesel Manual Saloon by james
best car i have had yet i love it had it a year had to replace brake pipes that is all comford preformance 10 out of 10 i will be sorry to see it go only reson its has togo as i need a 7 seater for my kids
(9th March 2012) Vauxhall Vectra Manual 5 speed Saloon by Andy
Excellect car, had it for 1 year and sadly had to change. Mainly used it for up and down the motorway and £20 would usually get me about 220 miles. Never really had much bother and parts were easy to source.
(1st March 2012) 2007 Vauxhall Vectra Diesel Manual Hatchback by Mike - Armagh
I have my Vectra CDTI for 5 years and it is the best car I have ever owned. Very easy to fuel, Tax and insure. I have never had a days bother with it.
When I 1st purchased it I had planned to keep it for max 3 years - but 5 years later I still have it.
The SRI drives and handles well and has the looks to match.
This was my 1st Vauxhall having driven VW, Audi, Merc - and can safely say it wont be my last.
(16th December 2011) 2006 Vauxhall Vectra Petrol Manual Hatchback by NIALL CULLEN
Owened my car now nealy 4 years. Have to say it's never let me down. The 1.8 vvt is one on the best Reliable engines in the Vectra C range with the 2.0T the best. Car comes standard with cruise control and aircon and 17"Alloys. The 1.8vvt comes with 140bhp which is nippy enough for me but can't be mapped unlike the CDTI diesels. I've modded mine with Xenon lights as its known that the standard lights on the vectra with projector lenses is bad. I was lucky enough to pick up a factory fit sav nav from a scappy to give the car that more luxuray look. Thanks to membership at www.vectra-c.com any small problems I've had, the guys on there help me sort them myself. running cost are good with no problems. I get 32mpg city driving around Belfast and up to 43mpg on motorway runs. Heavy foot can see these figures drop by 7mpg.