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Nightmare on Vectra street


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Keep fit by walking everywhere

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I've owned a few Vauxhalls, even a Chevette , and also many other different brand vehicles, but the the Vectra was one of the worst cars i have had the misfortune to have ever purchased.
It hated to be driven at all, when ever i turned the ignition key the damn thing wouldn't start as the sensors all seemed to go mad at the same time, each sensor must have had it's own sensor to sense it was senseless.
When i did manage to get it started it dragged itself along the road as though someone had stolen my tyres whilst i wasn't looking. It cornered like a sherman tank with one track missing and trying to get some power from it was asking for trouble, considering it had a 2.0 litre engine under the bonnet you would have achieved more responce from a snail on sleeping tablets.
The dashboard lights were very pretty, considering most of them flashed on and off whilst i bobbed along the road. The engine management icon was my constant companion on those long journeys.
It was in and out of the garage with one fault and another and i was advised evertime by my friendly mechanic to get shut and buy something else, like a lada. But being stubborn i decided to stick with the dreaded Vectra, more fool me i suppose.
Whilst i admit i'm no wizard with an engine i know enough about cars to keep them on the road, especially the older vehicles, but the Vectra had me puzzled on each occasion.
The thing i hated the most about the Vectra i had was when it constantly cut out when i stopped, usually at traffic lights. I had to sit there reving the engine like some little boy racer waiting for someone to accept the challenge of a dual, smiling at the people who chose to stare at me.
I know Vauxhall did try and improve the the vectra with even more sensors and electrical gadgets but what i experienced has put me off ever owning, or even, driving one ever again.

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JeffFromPoole 31.10.2007 09:13

I've never liked Vauxhalls so fate in all her cruelty finds me driving a Zafira, which I have to say is the best of a sad bunch. Not recommended for long journeys, OK for shops and back but I did 450 miles in it yesterday and my back hasn't forgiven me yet. never mind, it goes back in a couple of weeks.

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Body Type Hatchback
Range Vauxhall Vectra
Range + Engine Type Vectra 2.0 DTi, Vectra 1.8i 16v
Manufacturer Vauxhall
Available Trims LS; CD; CDX
Fuel Type Diesel, Petrol
Height 1460
Width 1798
Length 4596
Weight 1357

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