Lets try something a little different.....Maybe its time we discussed the positive aspects of owning a vectra.
As with most forums a lot of threads are negative and quite a number are dealing with faults and issues. This is very handy for the prospective vectra buyer but they also need to know what is good about the vectra.
I just got my car back on the road after a front spring snapped. It later turned out that I had 3 broken springs and I had to wait 2 weeks for the eibach springs from LMF so I was driving other cars for this time.
It was only after going 3 weeks without driving the vectra that I realised what an accomplished car it is. I think its number one strength is refinement. It is remarkably quite at speed. The engine noise of my 1.9cdti is almost inaudible when cruising and road noise is also well subdued. I have driven a Saab 9-5 with this engine and it is without doubt 100% quieter in the Vectra.
I had forgotten what a gem the 1.9cdti 150 engine is to drive. It is easy to forget this when you read about all of the problems that may occur. The engine pulls very strongly and is much more willing to rev than than similar VAG units and has a much wider powerband.
The Vectra also looks great in SRI spec and a good colour. It has aged very well overall in comparison to the primera, avensis or mondeo from the same era. Theres something about the straight edgy lines of the pre-facelift that still look great.
So what is it that you think stands out with the Vectra? What do you notice about it when you drive other cars?