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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not bothered about an image or what other people think.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    It's Ok - nothing special.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes because it's been so reliable.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Newer model Vectra or Signum possibly diesel.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    July 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Bought at auction for £500 inc fees, 75,000 miles, excellent condition in/out and came with tax and MOT so yes a pretty good deal.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Cheap runabout.

    What was the dealer like?

    Auction house was straightforward - paid in cash, got receipt and keys and went.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Easy to drive but not a ''drivers'' car. Accelerates well and cruises fine on motorways.

    What's it like to park?

    Straightforward - large rear window. As long as you've passed a driving test parking shouldn't be a problem.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Bought as a cheap runabout and it's certainly been that, owned 2 and half years only had normal filters replaced and needed a new crank sensor (£45 part and fitted myself) and water pump (did cambelt at same time).

    What's most practical about your car?

    Large boot, decent fuel economy (when driving sensibly), reliable and suprisingly cheap on insurance for a young male driver.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Air con.