Vauxhall Insignia hatchback (2009-2013) review – CarBuyer

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When it was crowned European Car of the Year in 2009, Vauxhall boldly claimed the Insignia was good enough to rival executive favourites like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Despite its hatchback body, it’s styled more like a sporty coupé than a family car and there’s a massive range of engines and trims to choose from — plus a flagship VXR model with 321bhp and four-wheel drive.

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ChaseEverything says:

These cars had a wonderful modern interior design but the engines, poorly made. Oil pump went on me:/ Only worth £350 at time of sale and I bought it two months before for £1700 59 Plate. Now I have B8 Audi A4 and Love it! 😀

Steve ThatsAllImSaying says:

I personally prefer the Vectra. Despite used versions of these being well within my budget, I've chosen to seek out an ultra low mileage, well maintained Vectra for the same money as a considerably newer Insignia would cost me.

James Simpson says:

Nice 2inch wheels and plastic at the front are included in the top of the range model,
Also a staggering 0-60 time of 15 seconds showcases the bland drive. The theme of crappy plastic carries through to the interior too. Buy an insignia because you can’t afford German, Vauxhall

Via_The_Void says:

I'm seriously tempted to buy one of these in a few years time. I currently have a mark one peugeot 308 which I've had for a couple of years but I'm considering changing up to something a bit bigger. I'll just have to wait & see.

Via_The_Void says:

I currently have a mark one Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi & am considering something a bit bigger. I'm not fussed on the Mondeo but do like the looks of the Insignia. I may change my 308 around 2020 or 2021, so I will certainly look at a good used Insignia then.

Ikram Ahmed says:

Isn't Vauxhall british

Aman Kumar says:

my dad had a 2011 Vauxhall Insignia SRI Nav very nice cars, have seen some people saying they're unreliable but trust me my dad spent atleast 400 pounds, and the only problem we came across a vibrating noise and it needed a new turbo or something like that nothing serious . We had it for 4 years! Brilliant car trust me. If you was to get one i'd recommend the SRI Nav has all the stuff you need. We have since got rid of it and upgraded to a 2015 BMW 5 series gt

E BlitZzz says:

Remember car wow????

GOrDoN ReMseY says:

Love the look of this car. Always liked them when they came out

Mittenator2000 says:

I’m 11 and I love the insignia hopefully when I’m 18 I could maybe buy one but now from the review I’m changing my mind

frankie4257 says:

Very picky on the negs….. I drove one … then bought one … never looked back

80s Child says:

Worst car I've ever owned! Lost thousands just to get rid😩

lewis phillips vlogs says:

Mum has parking sensors

lewis phillips vlogs says:

What ever mate my insignia is well quick

lde2100 says:

No power window in the back? =))))))))))

AlphaGamer says:

I got my insignia last week and only have one thing bad to say and that's FUEL

Vladimir Popa says:

Ladies & gentlemen one of the world's most stupid and uncomfortable automobile arm rest ever created! You don't have that certain space which other vehicles provide you. It truly renders you that certain sense of being cramped and squeezed while driving or while doing other activities which you might like to perform in your car. Examples of great arm rest? Mondeo, Passat, Mercedes, Audis, etc. Dohhh! Trying to keep your arm where might naturally fall and you will find yourself dead into the cup holders or whatever that place was created for..

HyperVenom6 says:

My supra would smoke this piece of shit in a race, fucking dickheads.

Redblade says:

What an impractical car and ugly to look car.

Tech OS says:

I prefer the Vauxhall Vectra.

GodricThe says:

why they compare everything to Ford. I think it's only car brand(including everything GM makes, ofc)i would never buy.

BMWdayWhatyouwant says:

I recently drove an Opel Insignia and I love the car! The complaints pointed out in this review, weren't very valid, in my opinion. complaints like the steering wheel feeling numb, I drove the Opel insignia (not sure what year but it was recent since 2008 and well maintained) and i must admit, the steering wheel felt very soft (almost as if the wheels were in mid air, the steering doesn't have as much friction/resistance as my parents 2013 Ford Galaxy). The Opel insignia was very comforting to drive, and the biggest mistake some people make is they assume a car must have performance and luxury. not all cars are built to have performance and luxury, the insignia is nor a sports car or a Brabus that you can drive in high speed and say "I have full control", the insignia is a practical and versatile sedan that excels at different trades. Don't forget the insignia is safe and reliable if used well and maintained time to time. 🙂

Austumas Papartis says:

it's weird to listen brits always comparing cars to focus or mondeo. I think they are the only ones who buys those crapy cars… also, vauxhal or whatever you call it, is actually an opel, so why call it differently..?

Stewart McDonald says:

Electric bloody handbrake, just some other electronic piece of shit to fk up

ras 47 says:

That's a buick lacrosse over here

garethininverness says:

Fucking adverts,neg from this

Blue Krzeminski says:

I sat in the back of one yesterday I'm only 14 and I had no knee room or headroom

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