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VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 1.8i 16V SRi 5dr (Review date: 31st October '11)
The car starts first time every time, extremely reliable, great for pottering to and from the shops, sits in an airport carpark Monday to Friday each week, no concerns over it starting or not
Extremely disappointing on a motorway, there is absolutely no power in 5th or 6th gear between 65-85 mph, tiny cars are queing up behind you when you try to overtake and have your foot to the floor
Great boot space, room in rear for 2 child seats
Low maintenance, but MPH at around 28 is way too low so would never advise a petrol Insignia
Amazingly insurance is more than i pay for a Range Rover Vogue only 1 year younger and 3 x the cost price of tjhe car - no idea why
Insignia (59) Sri Nav cdti 160 VX pack
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi SRi Nav  5dr (Review date: 13th October '11)
Ive owned a fair few treats over the last few years...Astra VxRacing, VXR8 to name a few...my current car is the Insignia...and is up there with the best of them..
Handling is sure footed, motorway driving is a pleasure, round town its comfortable and relaxed.
The 20" alloys and VX pack are an absolute must...they just set the car above most other standards.
Its not the power house that I've been acustomed to...but it aint no slouch either...and still pushing 46.5mpg with mainly commuting travel of 12 miles round trip to work on A & B roads.
What more can anyone ask of a very reasonable priced, stylish car with added presence...
Well done Vauxhall...better than the Audi and Mondeo that I had the unfortunate pleasure of using as well.
Go for something else....
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi SRi Nav 5dr (Review date: 6th October '11)
We own an SRI Satnav 130 bhp Insignia.
It works well with the dog, the seats are easy to clean and it looks nice, especially with the tint. The sat nav is great and the ipod adaptor is useful.
But my previous MX5 was better on fuel than this! And our saab 150bhp delivered 34mpg combined!
Delivering between 25mpg and 28mpg for my run to work (15 miles of A roads) and only 40mpg when driving in France - there is no traffic in France, this car needs a diesel pump attached to the back of it! Shockingly the garage cant find anything wrong with the thing, so we just live at the petrol station.
The car has hard handling, which we like, but not everyones cup of tea.
Wouldnt buy another. Should have stuck with the Saabs.
how can they move a lump this big so cheaply and so comfortably
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi Exclusiv 5dr (Review date: 25th September '11)
I love this car - god knows what some reviewers are thinking of -comfortable / reliable / drinks fuel like a mouse has a few toys and is big enough for 5 fat lads. I drive 120 mile round trip and am getting 57 MPG driving normally mind not sitting at 56mph. My mother in law and 4 of her bingo winged mates wouldn't fill the boot - it's simply huge. I was always a BMW bum but not any more - can't see me moving to any other maker. From now on I'm gonna be patriotic (as long as they keep turning out good cars like this one).
This is not really a town car though as at lower gears it can seem louder than you'd like as you rev it a bit higher in low gears but it's a motorway majestic.................love it love it love it.
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi SE Nav  5dr Auto (Review date: 12th August '11)
this car looks good but im afraid thats as far as it gos,the cdti engine is like a bag of nails rattling around very loud, sounds more like a truck,the fuel consumption is not as stated i get around 32 in town and abut 40 on a motorway.
the car is 2 years old and has had so far a new steering rack,new drive shaft which im told is a updated version,lots of soft wear updates,the ride is bumpy and harsh but i am running on 19" alloys so that dont help.
it was only the looks inside and out that made me buy this car and it was the worst thing i ever done i did not do my homework before buying a insignia
my advice would be to look at other cars but make sure you do your homework first
EcoFlex Makes all the difference
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX Elite Nav  5dr (Review date: 11th August '11)
In these days of rising fuel prices I wanted a relaxed and comfortable motorway cruiser, that would not break the bank to run. And in the Insignia that is exactly what I got.
Being the Elite the car is very comfortable and relaxed to drive, and you have all the toys you could wish for, Ipod connection via USB, bluetooth and full SatNav built in
At night the auto dip main beam make driving a real pleasure, as to the see around corner headlamps when you get home, day running LED's also look cool during the day
A great car, which I am going to miss, hope whoever buy it gets as much pleasure as I have
It's just not good enough. It's lucky to get a score as high as 2.8.
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi SRi  5dr Auto (Review date: 4th August '11)
Although, that said, it is a huge improvement on the ghastly Vectra.
I test drove one of these, and I found a huge amount of faults. The shape, being one of them. It looks rather good, Vauxhall have obviously designed this using a picture of a Jaguar XF and some tracing paper, but the sloping roof line cuts into the rear passengers' headroom, meaning they don't have enough unless they are short or are kids under 13. Not that they were comfortable in the first place, as the seats are AWFUL to sit in. The choppy ride doesn't help, either, so don't take people who have a tendency to be car-sick anywhere in it.
Then, there's the 2.0-litre diesel engine, and the auto gearbox. Both are dreadful. The engine has no power low-down in the rev range, it's kind of all or nothing, really. The gearbox seems to be completely stupid, sometimes it steps down gears for no good reason, or if you want to pull away quickly, it doesn't kick down quick enough. And when it does finally kick down, that gear has run out of revs, so it needs to change back again. After a while it honestly does get rather frustrating.
Also, I don't know whether the tyres were the problem, but it does seem to understeer in corners quite a bit. This makes the driving experience rather terrible, frankly. Other bad bits? It's not economical enough to justify getting the diesel, especially with the auto 'box. It's too expensive and not well equipped enough to justify choosing it over a Mondeo or a Passat. Overall, apart from the looks and I suppose the build quality, it's not good at all. Like I have said, think Mondeo or Passat.
Very poor ride spoils every journey
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 1.8i 16V Elite Nav 5dr (Review date: 26th July '11)
I chose the Elite for its looks and style and thought it would be a luxurious car. It has some very useful touches such as a nearside door mirror that angles itself to show the curb automatically when reverse is selected. The driving position and seat comfort is excellent. However, as mine is a 1.8 petrol, Flexiride is not an option and I was mistaken in thinking an Elite would have a non-sporty ride. In fact the ride on the standard 18" wheels is so bad at low speeds the car feels like it has no suspension at all and is running on solid tyres. My stomach is shaken and my voice quivers with the constant jiggling of the car. I am hoping that replacement of the Polish made Bridgestone tyres fitted with Goodyear Excellence tyres will help - but the suspension is so hard I am not confident this problem will be solved. What a shame that an otherwise great car is spoilt by this obsession with redundant sporty handling never needed by most law abiding drivers.
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 1.8i 16V Exclusiv 5dr (Review date: 24th July '11)
When I bought my Insignia after having 2 Vectras, I was very pleased with the stunning new lines of the car. However this is the only plus... I have has the car for 2 years now, the brakes are shocking, I have had numourous brake discs and pads. 1.8 litre engine could not pul the skin of a rice pudding. There are constent rattles in and out the cabin of the car. I use the car to comute to work 100 mile round trip, car is okay on motorway journeys. Around town the car drinkes petrol and stalls constantly as the car is too heavy for the engine. Just not a nice car to drive... Looking forward to getttng rid...