Written on: 21/09/2012
I had a 99 plate Vectra V6 SRi and it was a good car and the V6 unit is solid as long as it has been maintained. I liked the performance (it's pretty fast) and you are getting a lot of car for your money and some models come with a cracking body kit and well specified. I only exchanged it last year for an 02 plate mondeo V6 and I miss a lot of things about the vectra. I know a lot of people complain about the dash layout and the cab in the vectra, but I loved it (even more than the more... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2012 by Graham2012 (1 review written)
I initially looked at the 2.2 Veccy, but the complaints about the timing chain snapping and fuel pump problems put me off. My Veccy is standard and has a bespoke stainless steel exhaust. I paid £1495 for mine from a dealer minus £170 trade in for my 1999 2.0 Vectra estate. It came with a full service history, 6 months tax, a years mot, a recent cam belt change, is in very good condition and only 77,000 miles on the clock. It is a lovely car for the money, powerful and acceleration is brisk... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2012
I don't yet own my V6 Vectra sri but I'm very pleased to read all the positive reviews from everyone. I've already been scouring Ebay for new headlight bulbs and interior bulbs. I'm picking my car up on Saturday and am sooooooooooo looking forward to getting in the driving seat and cruising around. I had an 1800 estate last year and was very satisfied all round with it. I was sad to lose her in the end. Money problems was her only downfall. When i was searching autotrader, Ebay and other... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011 by vectrav6 (1 review written)
i dont knw if i have done this right........ but im after help and advice on my vauxhall vectra 2.6 v6 sri..... these are the things i have done.... changed coil pack, and also 2 lamdba sensors, crank senor and fuel relays and also gotten another air flow mass meter... from a 2.0 liter dti...
right now the problem......
when i turn the key she starts straight away.... and when i accelerate the car wont go over 4000.... it sound like its going to cut out...
when i pull in the air mass she... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
This is the 2nd Vectra B i have owned, a 2.5 V6 GSI this time. A powerful car with smooth performance. It does suffer from a flatspot between 3k - 3.5k rpm, this is a design flaw by Vauxhall & its caused by the switching of the butterfly valves on the air intake plenums.
Some of the common faults i have found are trailing arm bushes - roses bushes (hub) - rear bank manifold like to crack around e.g.r boss & egr flexi pipe like to split (easy fix google 5p egr mod for vectra v6)& top engine... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
I have had 2 vectras a crappy 1.8 and my mighty 2.5 sri 6v, ill correct my self the 1.8 wasnt crappy just the sri is far superior. I've had a 145 mph out of mine, any one got any ideas how to get more i have a double exhaust sytem fitted remaped i would love to get an engine rebuild but dont know how to go about it if anyone could help please let know (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2010 by Chef Gallimore (1 review written)
I got my 1999 Vectra 2.5 V6 SRi five months ago, it had 123,000 miles on it and i paid £1500 for it.
For it's year & it's millage it's in really good nick inside & out. Because of it's price & because it's our second car i decided to throw a few quid at it, I've changed the front grill then sent it to the boy's at Courtney Sport (where witchcraft has happened, lol).
They changed my fly wheel, Cam's, custom pipes, filter, re-mapped etc. So even though it's a real sports tourer and is up there... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2010
my sri is a total power house speed and handeling are second to none i would tell any one who is thinking of getting a v6 vectra that thay will not go far wrong it is a very goog ride and it can look as good as all the pritty boyracer cars and to be honest it will be faster without any mods done to it. the car has loads of room in the boot the inside is very roomy i have no complaints about this car best car i have owned yet a must if your thinking about it. (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2009
phwooar what a car, not had anything remotely sporty since my mazda mx6! must say this car is a beauty! 2.5 v6 sri, nice and torquey and handles ok too!
I like the way it sticks to the road and pulls like a mule in 5th. Also gets quick at low revs, think i clocked at 120 @ 4000rpm or therabouts, bit thirsty when you belt it but i have managed to get 40 per gallon from it once although standard seems to be 30-35 depending on where im going (round town is a lot juicier.)
Plenty of... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2009
had my v6 for a while now and ive had no problems. new cambelt kit fitted when i bought it, expensive but well worth it. at low revs this car can feel slightly sluggish but when the revs climb she pulls n pulls. i love the styleing and sound of this car. if your looking for a street racer dont bother with a sri or gsi as handling will let you down and you will end up being a part of somebodys brick wall. if your after a cool looking comfy cruiser that can pack a punch if needed this is the... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009
I have had my 2.5 v6 for ages now, it is my dream car, forget all the supra's and evo's this car is so much more practical, it is 239bhp i stripped some of the engine and cleaned it replaced the air filter element, stuck a twin exit power flow exhaust system in, and i have just finished putting on a dtm wide arch body kit on with an evo bonnet vent, and it looks sweet, as many have said in this link, it is a very underated car, i intend to make sure that opinion will be change in my town... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
The v6 has always been my personal best. The sound and performance out matches the likes of the ford mondeo st200. The value for money for what u get i'm not being buyest. I have a 2.6 v6 gsi Vauxhall Vectra on a 51 plate and it makes a mockery of the likes the mondeo st200. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009
i own a Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 its the cdx version,absolutely love it,loads of space very quick,not the quickiest v6 cause i own a vr6 golf fast but wat a pile of rubbish when it come to reliability!love the full leather interior,ive lowered it 40mm on 16's with low profiles it handle awesome,pipercross induction sounds awesome still on standard exshaust!next job!great family car,great for caravanin i have one and it tows it no bother,forget the a caravan on back some times lol!always... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2009 by ElCapitan
I'm a VW enthusiast and biker so wjen I was confronted by the Vauxhall I was a bit, well, stand-offish to say the least. I got the estate because I need the space basically. I wanted a tourer with a decent sized engine that would be cosy on long haul trips, and also have a little bit of poke. It isn't the fastest V6 going or the torquiest, but it delivers its' power nicely right through the rev range, so you get loads of pull under 4,000 revs, then it smooths out but revs hard all the way... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009
Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 is an underrated car, v6 is a strong engine and good on fuel. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by mac003 (1 review written)
My Vauxhall Vectra goes like a rocket have always loved this type of car would not have any other it looks good drives and handles very well on the road oh! And they are a great babe magnet. Forget the Scooby ' s and Evos for style and comfort do yourself a favour take one for a test drive once driven forever smitten.
If anyone can give some advise to the gaskett thing if thats the case would luv to hear from you.
Thankyou all so much for time in reading my review. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008 by kushmaster
Just got my Vauxhall Vectra today done 150 miles already on £20 fuel! LOVE IT! Last week I had an Audi a4 2.6 ltd...not a car on the road like it love it then on my way to my mates sat 6th 7th 08 some boy racer smashed into me and wrote it off! Anyway bought vec v6 Chrome alloys. Like a Audi but no rattles! I'll say again LIKE THE AUDI BUT NO RATTLES! Hope this baby lasts 6 months! (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008
great... Good seating, good driving possition, nice power in the V6. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2008
I got a Vauxhall Vectra v6 and I love it, its quick, beat a 2l turbo no worries, mines totally standard! shames my mates 2.5 BMW, its cheap if you want it to be, keep it below 90 then your getting 35-40 mpg! Foot down your looking at 10 though! Paid two grand, NOW would have payed double... Great car..... if it was rear wheel would be the best car on the road! Put GSi wheels on it and it'll go round corners alright anyways! (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008 by v6beast (1 review written)
I own a Vauxhall Vectra I love it I've done work on it to eliminate the flat spot and changed the fly wheel for a lighter one as the standard one was made for the American emissions standard. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by gribs101 (1 review written)
I have had my 2.5 sri just over a year now and it has got some really good points. Its very quick will do 140mph no problem. its not that thirsty for a 2.5 either. its really spacious. sounds good now as i have installed a K&N induction kit and full stainless steel exhaust now it sounds mean!
mine has been very relieable not breaking down once since I have had it and my dad owned it before me and never had a hickup.either. very easy to mod if your into that kind of thing but looks great even... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2007 by redrockape (2 reviews written)
All in all I'm glad I bought my Vauxhall Vectra. Got the poke, got the room, got the sound and because mine is fire red with alloy wheels it has certainly got the looks. Insurance not too steep either, now I'm old enough, with enough no claims. Just over £200 fully comp with me and the wife on the policy. If your a more mature driver looking for performance and a family motor then grab one of these beauties. You should be able to pick up a good one for around 2 to 3 grand. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2007 by stj29
Don't see how everyone grumbles about the fuel consumption, I use it on my pizza deliveries (no joke) no complaints at 29.5 mpg in town and 38 on a run. Maybe it's cos I drive it very conservatively. I rarely have it above 2000rpm in every gear except on a run. Good car all round although maintenance is a bit expensive, especially clutch! I had a 1.8 and it was also good except engine management was a constant show. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2007 by V6 VEC SRI
All in all its a great car it looks great, even standard it handles great. It sounds fantastic and they shift. (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2007 by cayote64 (1 review written)
I bought my Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 off a lad that has had many before and rated them highly, it has 150 bhp as standard, mine has got 180 now. It has a great smile factor when planting the accelerator and the front end lifts into the air. I have had a few problems since buying it, within a week it was only firing on five cylinders so new plugs and leads were bought as they had never been replaced since new (car was now on 100,00 miles) it was an expensive buy, the leads had to be high... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2007 by icemanv6
The Vectra isn't a bad motor at all, not as much as it's slated to be at times.
I had no problems with mine except the timing belt slipped (one week after I'd had it replaced), so I wouldn't let this worry you, but do get them changed every 40k/80k miles (depends on model) but I've been told should really do it at 40k intervals.
The performance is great around town as you don't need to constantly keep shifting due to the V6 torque, however you don't get huge power surges till you hit 4000... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2006 by gunnerm2006 (2 reviews written)
I own my Vectra for 3 years now and it's a 2.2i 16v SRI 150BHP. All I have done to it is upgraded the exhaust and I can race almost anything. I have had up to 155MPH, and had a little bit more in it to go. I have beaten a Honda Civic Type R, and a Suberu Impreza, and I tried against a Toyota Supra but he didn't race me!!!.
I suggest that anyone gets one, they are fantastic (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2005 by Barryward67 (2 reviews written)
Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 - I bought the 'VEC' pretty blind, it was the only car I liked the look of, I have to say I am very impressed by the car. The power is fantastic, but it also leaves you with a comfortable feeling when accelerating hard. I haven't been embarrassed by anything that has taken it on yet. If you are a fuel economy stickler, then this car should be avoided, not sure of the exact MPG but it does consume, especially when asked to perform. Overall I think I made an... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2004 by alanbriggs (1 review written)
Had the Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 car for couple of weeks and it has been excellent. Handles very well from standard lowered springs and wider tyres. Engine/exhaust not turns heads even in standard form but would like to know if there is any way of eliminating or masking the flat spot at around 2000 rpm. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2003 by gaz485 (1 review written)
I have had a Vauxhall Vectra SRI 2.5 V6 for 2 months, I understood the IAC valve problem before i bought it but there was no record of the problem on a V6 engine, unforunately there is now, mine, it is easily resolved by the way!..... Full instructions to clean the valve and have trouble free "idling" are at: http://www.vectra-sport.com/How_To/Idle%20Air%20control%20Valve.htm any wannabe mechanic can do this, anyway to my review...
Apart from this problem the car is great, comfortable and... (read more)
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