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Tourer 2011 Automatic
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  SRi 5dr Auto (Review date: 29th March '14)
Yet another update...
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  ecoFLEX Elite Nav 5dr (Review date: 23rd September '13)
See my previous reports..
I'm now on 145,000 miles in 3 1/2 years, more of the same old same old. The battery failed a few thousand miles ago, I've had new front disks and pads, new rear pads, and still it ploughs on, no diminished capability or economy (still over 51 (genuine) mpg), nothing else has gone wrong. Still plods up and down the motorways in cosseting silence. There are no rattles or knocks. Whilst the garage investigated the failure of the battery (they mistakenly thought it was an alternator failure) I had a hire Insignia for 3 days and 700 miles, it drove the same (but slower than mine) so I'm not becoming inured to any faults. There's no smoke, the oil level is still at the top end of the dipstick at every service interval (20,000 miles), I've never had to put oil in it..
insignia estate twin turbo
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi Bi-Turbo  Elite Nav 5dr Auto (Review date: 1st August '13)
what a car.
so smooth to drive with the twin turbo
with the elite it has so many extras.
running cost are very good, even though this car has 192 bhp
loads of room, and it looks very balanced with the twin exhaust
auto box is so smooth
the diesel engine is a little noisey when first stated up, but when running you don't even know it's a diesel
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  Exclusiv 5dr (Review date: 17th May '13)
i have an insignia tourer it is very spacious quiet and is a great long distance tourer it has loads of luggage space and the materials used on the interior are very good comprable to audi i have never had anything go wrong in the 3 years i,ve had it the only reservations are not very good fuel consumption and the front tyres wear very quickly and no i do not spin the wheels
Outbuilds and outdrives my previous Mercedes 220 elegance estate
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi SE Nav 5dr Auto (Review date: 15th May '13)
My SE has a higher spec than my previous car which was a top model Merc Elegance, the Insignia has better quality finish, feels better built, and has lots of lovely extras. Leather heated seats, distance sensors, power opening boot - magic in the rain! SatNav, mp3 etc., electronic handbrake, electric seats, so much I can't remember most of it. I've now done 43,000 and the car looks great, drives beautifully, grip on the corners is superb. I don't know why I'm bothering, but I'm going to buy a newer Insignia estate of the same spec if I can find one, and in 50 years of driving I've never done that before! Only problem I've had is heated seat capsule needed replacing under warranty.
Luxury barge update
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  ecoFLEX Elite Nav 5dr (Review date: 3rd November '12)
I wrote a review a year ago, when the car had 57,000 miles on it, (scroll back a page for it)
Since then, I've covered another 52,000 miles, bringing it up to 109,000 miles.
What I said still stands, the car is absolutely excellent at doing motorway work, quietly, efficiently and comfortably. The MPG average is in excess of 51 mpg, usually with a boot-load of kit.
I've had one issue, reliability-wise, when the EGR valve started leaking water (apparently it's a know problem), the dealer was absolutely excellent (Youngs of Kilkenny), and I only paid a fraction of the cost of the replacement (80.00) which is why I've given 5 stars for reliability.
The drivers seat heater has failed, but everything else still works just fine, it drives the same as it did 100,000 miles ago. I'm now starting to look for a replacement, another Insignia, particularly if I can find a slightly second-hand bi-turbo.
A Vauxhall to be proud of
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  SRi Nav 5dr (Review date: 25th February '12)
I have owned many vehicles ranging from Toyota Celicas to Ford Fiestas. The Insignia Sports Tourer is a great car to look at and the interior matches the exterior with regards to refinement. With all the gadgets needed by any "normal" car owner it's comfortable for 4 adults and their belongings. It's not slow by any means but faster estates are available.
Vauxhall have done wonders with their Diesel engines since the 1990's but, it's still a little on the "rattley" side. The rear visability could be better with a little redesign of the door mirrors.
Personnally I love it.
Insignia Elite Nav 2.0 CDTi
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTi  Elite Nav 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
Very nice car to drive, very stable on the road and good in cross winds cannot fault build quality and plenty of gadgets to play with.
Driving at night is very good with automatic lighting it can even control normal driving lights to main beam and dips automatically for cars in front, oncoming traffic and even recognises street lighting when you come into towns.
Although this car is an estate car believe it or not but the hatchback has a larger boot
As for fuel consumption I would say its very poor I get between 37 and 40 mpg in mixed driving to and from work, on long journeys this increases to 48mpg
This trip in previous cars same driving style and route were Ford S-Max this is bigger and heavier car ( Higher CO2 emission ) 42 - 46 mpg and the Vectra 2.2 SRi - 50 - 53 mpg even higher CO2 emissions)
I use this car to tow a caravan and by far the best towing car I have had. This car was supplied with Vauxhall's tow pack which consisted a folding towbar fitted with a 13 pin euro plug and the stability pack. The towbar itself is a revelation by pulling a handle under the rear bumper the towbar drops down with an audible sound until the towbar has engaged in place properly and ready to hitch trailer or caravan. To fold away is the reverse proceedure, my previous car was a Ford S-Max and this car too had a fold away towbar, I suffered may hand injuries when removing towbar it would drop out and crush your fingers against the ground.
Fuel consumption when towing is suprisingly good ranging from 27 to 33 mpg when towing a 1400kg caravan.
As for reliability not too much issues here the only problems I have had is from the heated front seats which took a few attempts to fix.
To sum up I feel Vauxhall have built a very good car here but if they can sort out the poor fuel consumption driving solo this would be a very hard car to beat.
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0T 16V SRi Nav 5dr (Review date: 29th November '11)
Car is the sports tourer (estate) so is practical particularly for all our boating gear, especially noticeable after i have had coupes for the last 15 years. Goes well with 2.0L turbo petrol engine but maybe should have chosen 4 wheel drive. Consumption, around 30mpg seems good after previous car (Monaro) with 5.7L and 20mpg.
Don;t buy a diesel buy a petrol turbo
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0T 16V SRi Vx-line Nav 5dr Auto (Review date: 11th November '11)
I bought this car having been a proud BMW 5 series owner. The quality product Vauxhall have created here is absolutely on par with any BMW, Audi, Mercedes if not better than some.
The 2.0 T sports tourer nav auto is handsome fast and luxurious. When did you last see a main stream car with ambient lighting and heated leather cosseting seats. The steering wheel is a flat bottomed thing of beauty, as is the gear lever.As for the come home adaptive xenons, they give the car a personality as it looks for you when you unlock it swivelling from side to side and up and down. They are even more impressive on a dark country lane allowing you to see round corners.
Power is 220 bhp from a 2.0 turbo power plant delivering 0-60 in well under 8.0 seconds in a near 2 ton estate car. Top speed is well into 150mph. Its fast smooth comfortable and stylish.
If you are in any doubt between this and a Mondeo,Volvo,Mazda etc BUY IT You wont regret it.