Written on: 23/04/2012
I too cannot believe the problems people are highlighting on other reviews - its not the Vectra that I know. All cars have faults and it seems that only those with problems are highlighted.
But credit where credit's due - we have not just one but two Vectras and they are both absolutely superb. The first I bought new in 2008 and its covered 100,000 miles - not even one single problem, seriously not even one. All I've done is replace tyres and have it serviced at its recommended intervals and replaced the timing belt. At nearly 90,000 miles it sailed through its first MoT - not even one thing to be done to it. Superb.
I'm a high mileage user and so passed the first one to my wife who doesn't do many miles (now done 100,000 miles and still nothing needing doing to it - runs like a dream). At the same time I bought a secondhand Vectra 1.9 cdti 150bhp with 50,000 miles on the clock. It's superb as well and I've had none of the problems reported by other reviewers on here. Its now done nearly 80,000 miles and it still runs like a dream and I've spent nothing on it except for normal/regular servicing.
I've had Ford Mondeos and VW Passats and which one do I find the most comfortable, the most reliable, and the fastest? Vecta 1.9 cdti 150bhp - by a mile. Really comfortable and eats up motorway miles with ease. Seriously good value for money. Superb car.