Written on: 28/04/2013 by Meiko100
My friend Recently bought the 2.5 v6 gsi estate and loves the car its great but hes having problems with it just now, it wont start? under revving when climate control is turned on and it just randomly cut out on him today. it wants to turn over but wont kick in now it wont even turn over just makes a clicking sound and everything just dies, so far ive heard, batterys dead, coil pack, spark plugs, leads, starter motor, ignition barrel and alternator. if anyone could help out it would be much... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2012
I now own a vaetra gsi hatch I've had loads of Sri bectas including v6.I'm 38 and this car makes me grin like the chewier cat everytime I drive it,I can fit 3 kids and a pram in no problem.its a match for any scooby,BMW exc.my wife likes the car as much as me.so would recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2012 by v6roar
These are a good solid motor. I still get the same buzz seeing mine on the driveway as i did when i saw my first one back in 98. I've had my 99' saloon for 6 years now. It has virtually sailed through every MOT. It gets me to work and back everyday,it gets me gigs around the country, it takes my family on holiday, it carries my drum kit, it fits my child seat and all other baby related paraphenalia with ease. It still goes well, i managed to pretty much eliminate the infamous flat spot by... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2012
I have owned vauxhall cars for years and this one has to be the best avalable on the road I have the estate and love to pull up at the lights and see the boy racers in there little cars banging music and silly lights and cant help my self cause mine is set up to look basic but not so good for them I got a bad habbit of laughing at them to get them into race mode and watch there face as I sit along side them for a second and then smile and drift awaway looking at there face is. Price less if... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2011
i had mine for 5 years. its was a stunning car. mine was midnight black with tinted windows and a few mods. lets talk power .WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. im 42 and still felt like a grinny kidd when giving it welly. keep your eyes open for a good one. saloon is best.
drive safe kids.
Written on: 11/10/2010
hi i have had my veccy gsi for 2 years now , i had a honda accord type r on a 02 plate .i would rather have the vectra gsi,its cheaper to run parts insurance etc.only 20bhp less which is easy gained out the vectra gsi's like accord,scoobys,evos also had a escort rs cosworth that was a ace car just costed to much to keep. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010
hi i have owned my vauxhall gsi 2.5v6 24v for around a year now. i bought it and i am its third owner b4 the guy i bought it of it was owned by perrys vauxhall as a demonstator modle. i realy like the way it drives and the purr fom the v6 in my case it was tweeked by a company subontracted to vauxhall and was tweeked to 215bhp i bought the car for penunts but have spent a lot on it threw main dealer as thats where it has gone all its life i have had major service water pump oil cooler... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2010
ive owned a 2.6 gs1 and got a top speed of 157 but had 2 sell as lost job , but bought another and put a 3.0 in the difference is awesome id happily race a vts as ive already blown away a type r some people just dont know how 2 drive, raced audi tt that was lots of fun pulled up beside him waved him night night the gsi looks like muscle with a mighty growl,too check speed put sat nav in i would guess they are more or less spot on.dont put diferent size profile tyres on the wheels on 2.6 with... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010
ive had my GSI for only 1 month so its hard to give a proper review but so far its been brilliant,the car is 10 years old and drives amazing for its age,ive never owned a very quick car but this is and the noise from it is brill ive also got a family and its ideal with plenty space, hopefully i dont get much problems with it but so far its been realy good. (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2010
Hi I wounder if any 1 can tell me the stats on the gsi v6 iv owned my for almost a yr now and
it seems to hav a masive lose in power to what other ppl say it should av I raced a vectra 3.0 v3 cdti
an got my ass tande so I reserched both cars an on paper anyway I should av come out on top
so I tomes my car 0-60 at 9.4s an 60-100 in top gear at 21s as u can see by these numbers
I think thier is somethin wrong but it runs realy smooth an never misses a beat any thoughts on this
would much... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2009
i think the gsi is loads better than a scooby or evo, not as fast but when youve got kids its a great car, i had a scooby wrx sti and like guest 7 said there just to expensive i owned my scooby for 4 years and it had 2 engine rebuilds costing 3,500 each and had 3 turbos yeah it had ova 400bhp.But i like the vectra gsi so much i am going to keep it for a few years,i wish the bloke i bought the gsi off was honist with me about vecta as it needed a gear box . (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009 by P0larbear (1 review written)
ive owned my gsi for almost half a yr now. had been after one for a long time and i hasnt disapointed. managed to get hold of a black face lift saloon (exactly what i was after). sent it to get the bodywork back to like-new, gave it a heavy duty service and it drives like a dream. it gives me 3 types of grin, looking at it parked up, driving it and being seen in it. gonna be spending a good bit of cash on it over the next few years on some SENSIBLE modifications, lightweight flywheel, bigger... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2009
great drivers car ! makes you smile every time you drive it (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2009
its a great car reliabilty is good value for money and the power is great at the top end. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2009
fantastic 2drive ,The Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V is way better than a rs escort (thank god i sold it) the v6 roars like a lion ,fast as cheata and sexy as beyonce (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009
The Gsi vectra is a cruise motor you can get to the power if you need it! it is a proper engine no turbo no vtec just a pure 2.5 v6 note which can't be copied with a silly exhaust of a big turbo the note of a v6 is hard to beat. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2009 by red9elnino (1 review written)
Had my msd vectra Gsi 2yrs now was standard when i bought it(194bhp),since have added pipercross viper full cold air induction,enlarged throttle body,4 bar fuel pressure reg, it has losted that inoying flatspot at 3000rpm and acceleration has improved by at least 50%.
ive done a 0-60 in 6.8sec and recon its top speed is over 150mph so for a car that was bought of Ebay for £800 its not a bad buy, plan to get better down pipes and remap to get around 235bhp very happy with it!!! (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2009 by Dreadnought1983
Owned a GSI Vectra for about 1 month now.
It looks and sounds awesome, but there are loads of replicas kicking about.
Brilliant car if you can keep up with the juice it eats.
I dont know what it is though, but I just cant help feeling bored with it already, something is missing. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009 by gmacsusan
Cant fault the Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V in all departments , have the 99 spec black saloon in showroon spec ,Looks great ,engine is a smooth v6 with plenty of grunt .28.5 mpg is the average on computer but have had 38 on a 500 mile round trip. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2009 by antony howitt
Vauxhall Vectra GSI has good style handling very good a comfy , i have found mine to be reliable and fuel insufficient
as a gsi owner the car its self is tip top if looked after properly they can look good and perform well when needed as there isnt that many about
so if you have got one look after it and it will look after you. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by v1nce
I've had 3 of these now they are great and people don't know what to make of them really I have spent a little on my gsi msd now I have had the 3.2 v6 out the new shape gsi put back in had the fly wheel changed larger throttle body bigger in takes an had it chipped up.
I really like the gsi looks awsome and can pick up a bargain for not much money loads of fun to have with them 2. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2008 by scotty r
Incredible fun and highly underated, induction kit, stainless exhaust and lightend flywheel remove flatspots, eco-tek valve helps fueling and make sure you use optimax with this setup my msd gsi NO.151 runs 228bhp with this and 271ibft of torque. Loads of fun. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2008 by Djdizzy
Stunning looking, we all like the recarro's and the sound is Amazing it is quiet when you want it be but roars when you put the peddle to the metal, the best thing is if you have an estate and open it up boy racers always look surprised. The stereo looks standard but it is far from standard with a Blaupunkt 6cd multichanger, The fuel consumption is not bad if you consider 25mpg good after all it is 2.5l V6 24valve so what do you expect! All in all this 2.5 v6 24valve GSI MSD is a good car... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
Funny people saying that these can beat subarus, you must be having a laugh. They will beat Saxo VTR's etc but you need to have a cold air kit fitted to get rid of the blackspots in accleration for it to beat most cars 0 - 60. Not exactly Eco-Tec it drinks fuel like no tommrow when u put ure foot down. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2008 by gunit7
Constantly rewarding to drive, quiet when you want quiet, and as raucus as you can handle when you put your foot down. Suggest stainless exhaust and induction kit to release a few more ponies. Well built hard wearing interior, recaro as standard. Driven properly will please like no other performance saloon. who needs an m3 when you've got the big daddy vaux. enjoy, i did. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2008 by cablemonkey (1 review written)
Had my Vauxhall Vectra gsi for about 2 years now, think its great, not in the same league as the Mitsubishi Evo or Subaru but then its not meant to be, saving up for the lightend flywheel tho heard its meant to transform them. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2008 by wendy forsyth (1 review written)
I had the Vauxhall Vectra for 3 years and it was the best driving experience I've had. Overtaking was excellent, the flat spot was cured by putting super unleaded in it. It is a great family car but also has the look and the speed to put most young so-called boy racers standing. Can't fault it, its just a shame that petrol prices etc forced me to sell it. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2008
In general this is an amazing car for owners who have had a basic Vauxhall Vectra, (like me) as soon as I got into it and started it up I knew this was going to be fun, I own the msd version now and it makes a huge differance again on the gsi 10 out of 10. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008
I have had 2 Vauxhall Vectra GSi saloons, 2 GSi estates and 1 GSi hatchback - all brilliant.
I have also had a Saxo VTR, and a VTS. I have had 3 RS Turbo's, 1 scooby RA, Mondeo ST24, 2 Golf GTi's (2.0l), 2 GSi Astra's - 1 old style and 1 new style.
Whilst all these were great, in my honest opinion the GSi/s best - well no hang on the Scoob was but that was expensive to maintain (crank, fuel, tyres!), but the GSi's are good fun and very comfortable. they wont set the road alight but they... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2008 by scott24
Hi all I just bought a Vauxhall Vectra gls 2.5 v6 for £300 with 83000 miles I think I got a bargain. The timing seems to be out a litle bit but apart from that is wicked do you reckon I should get it serviced. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2008 by lockwire
I've had my Vauxhall Vectra gsi 5 yrs and have had no end of fun,best car i've owned to date (36 yrs of driving), a few minor layouts eg, cambelt, belt and tensioner. Brill, black with tints looks stunning. A good one still turn's head's. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008
Just read this and know it ' s out of date but yes the v6gsi is a nice looking car and fairly quick for a family car however I own a Scooby which is currently running around 350bhp and I would bet my life even a 295 bhp Vectra would be in my rear view mirror!
Its great to defend your cars guys but be realistic and remember most evo's/scoobys are modified in some way (that ' s improving the vehicle performance for you Saxo owners not a big exhaust)
however my Scooby fits 4 easily has a decent... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by vecyv6man
I have a 2.5 v6 sri and would just like to say if you want a car for racing its not this one. If you want a cheap 5 door that goes well and looks OK then this is the car for you (if you can afford the fuel cost). Oh and if you keep racing it say goodbye to your coil pack. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2007 by booo792003 (1 review written)
I have had this Vauxhall for 4 years and has been the longest i have owned any car and the most reliable,I have fitted 18 inch alloys, complete stainless steal exhaust, performance chiped, polished and bored out throttle body, and fitted a Raid / RamAir Performance Kit. would like some 3.0 cams and a lightened fly wheel. Looks realy good sat on the road and still looks good at 7 years old. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2007 by fossy1
Very good car and underestimated, owned faster cars but not had the whole package as this does. Would buy another one again. The Vauxhall Vectra GSi is by far the best in the range looks good goes very good and handles excellent. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2007 by luke donald (1 review written)
If you can find a good genuine Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 V6 24v with less then 90,000 miles on the clock then go ahead and treat yourself! Just make sure the oil on the dip stick is clean ie. (no white gunk) and the engine isn't knocking, gear box isn't making a noise as your driving along and the general body work is OK ie. (not body filled) check this by tapping along the wheel arches and wings listening for a change in sound! You don't want to be spending money on a car that's been in an... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2007 by ste ball
Can anybody help me - as I'm driving, in every gear there is a knocking noise in speed with the engine, as soon as I soon as I dip the clutch is goes, is it the gearbox or drive shafts? (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by cookie28
I have got a Vauxhall Vectra GSIi, it drives nice not that fast but very smooth to drive. A lot better than a old Saxo they are for little boys to drive. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2006 by bristoluk43 (1 review written)
I've owned two Vauxhall Vectra GSi's and I'm going for a 3.2v6 Mark Two next. I had a look at the VXR, but it's too in yer face! This one's more subtle. In total I've driven 210,000 miles in these two over the last 8 years.
Other people's reviews talk about the 'flat spots' - they are there but the real benefit is above 4,500 revs, which means they're great for accelerating out of trouble on Motorways. You won't be burning anybody else off between the traffic lights in the city centre... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2005 by novexx
I have had a 2000 2.5 hatch since new - it's the first new car that I have ever had and I had high expectations.
With the exception of the "Rob Peter to pay Paul."
"Tuned" V6, the car has been excellent. But at the end of the day, it was chosen for performance and simply doesn't deliver. My Sierra XR4I of many moons ago (2.8 OHV dinosaur) would eat the twin cam 24V Vectra for breakfast.
The performance makes day to day driving pretty mind numbing - what with such a lack of bottom end... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2005 by Stuartamos (2 reviews written)
I have had my Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V for 6 weeks now. I have owned loads of sporty Vauxhalls in the past - Astra SRi/GTE, Cav Turbo, GSi and SRi. They all had the same 'Vauxhall' issues as my current Vectra. At the end of the day, you either like them or you don't. It's not always easy to say why.
My Vectra did have the dreaded flat spots but I've sorted it now - and inexpensively too.
The throttle response was rubbish and just did not seem right. The flatspots really let it down.... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2004 by goat (1 review written)
I had a Vectra GSi from new for 3 years, as a company car. Great car to drive, excellent road holding, I would recommend keeping the tyres that came with the car (Yokohama AVS Sports) they do wear out quite quickly & are not cheap, but the grip is outstanding even in the wet, & they look good.
Top speed I acheived was in excess of 150 mph.
The Recaro seats can be a little unconfortable on long motorway trips.
I miss the performance, but not the speeding points. (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2004 by matt gsi owner (1 review written)
Ive owned my Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V for a year now, its a 99 x reg in velvet green. I got it with 28000 on the clock and its now on 34000. For the MOT I just needed front tyres [that I knew] and so can't complain about. The Air con has packed in though, [does it have any faults anybody knows of] I had it filled but it ran out after a month. I've also just had a cam belt fitted for £275 but when you buy this type of car you should know the costs. There is nothing wrong with the... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2004 by jamestopdog (3 reviews written)
Bought my 99 on a V Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V last week, only done 72k. Since buying it last week, had new alternator £350 (and thats cheap), rear box £210, two front tyres £160 (thats cheap aswell!) has broken down three times including today. Insurance another £211 over my old beemer, also have to have a tracker fitted and garage it! Okay so got the car cheap, but man Im dissapointed. The 1st two breakdowns were due to flat battery, but this lunchtime it just kept turning over without... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by GsiFan (1 review written)
Well my dad's only owned this Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V car for a week but so far he's very pleased with it. He hasnt been flooring it but it definately pulls well; saw an escort 2000 Gti off last night.
It would normally be quiet (if we didnt have the magnex on it) and is very refined as far as family cars go.
Smooth and very easy to drive, typical mpg is around 24-28 which is what to expect from a V6.
All in all good value for money and for the amount we payed you get a lot for... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2004 by Paul OHanlon (1 review written)
I got an S reg Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24V quite cheap and although it needed work it has been reliable. I find you really need to push the car hard up to 6500 revs through all gears to get something out of it. Not that great handling makes this car a bit of a dissapoitment especially when it looks as though it should go faster than it does. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2003 by Cruise Master Wales (1 review written)
Well, after owning one of these Vauxhall Vectra GSI 2.5 V6 24v, no other car i have driven compares with it. its fast, looks good and very comfy. not many in the modding world which is nice and always fun when you really annoy those saxo VTS drivers who think they have a 368326.0 engine in thier car by the way they drive them! nice car overall... cant wait to get my next one! (read more)
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