Written on: 25/11/2010
The 150 bhp 1.9 CDTi manages to provide a great compromise between economy and power. Even when fully laden it feels like there is almost limitless torque which makes high speed motorway and A road driving stressfree. Unfortunately this is the most unreliable and expensive car I have ever owned - its been off the road three times this year for expensive known faults - inlet manifold swirl valves and egr (warranty), water pump and cam belt (Vauxhall contributed 70%) and now alternator (hoping Vauxhall might contribute). AC has also packed up but waiting till the summer - I might dump the car before then. Very disappointed - this is my 4th Vauxhall Cavalier/Vectra and will now probably be my last Vauxhall. Dealers are unhelpful and patronising and Vauxhall just doesn't get it.