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    Default 2009 "09" Reg Insignia Sports Tourer

    Hi,
    I'm swapping my current company car, a Vectra 1.9cdti (120)on a 07 plate that has done 135k miles already for a 09 Sport Tourer Exclusive Nav 2.0 cdti (130) and was wondering about a few bit of spec reguarding this model, I can find details of the new spec cars but not of that years model.

    My local Vauxhall garage wasn't too sure either and they didn't have a Insignia on the forecourt that was a 09 plate, but they mentioned about that if it was made right at the end of the 09 plate batch of cars then it could have certain stuff that the 1st batch didn't, (something about 10-10.5 spec)

    1) Does it come with standard lever handbrake or electronic one ?

    2) CD500 Navi or DVD800 Navi ?

    3) Infotainment dial near gearstick ?, (don't think it does if its a standard
    handbrake model )

    4) USB and AUX inputs under armrest as standard ?

    5) I've read about the Sports Tourer been a bit on a handful to reverse
    park if it doesn't have parking sensors fitted, is this true and if so, can
    they be retro fitted by Vauxhall or is it worth using other type of
    sensors ?

    Thanks for answering my questions

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    Hi what a lovely prospect coming your way.

    As far as I recall from the Insignia's I have driven

    1. Lever
    2. CD500
    3. Nope as you say if a lever no infotainment dial
    4. yip it does
    Yip it sure is but can be done once you get used to it

    So, enjoy!!!!!

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    Thanks for the swift replY, I've driven the Hatchback version for a few days as a hire car, only the 1.8 though, not enough power for size of car !. I found that to feel like a much bigger car than my Vectra, which was not the best for reverse parking either.So a estate should be fun, a few calls to some bumper repair companies might be coming my way then. hehe.
    It's also in Myth Green with Dune cloth (the guy that specced that was a strange one), but I've seen the green on the colour stands today and it should look nice after a full, wash,clay,polishing day.I'm cannot really fault the Vectra as its never really missed a beat (apart from a new Turbo) in what I would imagine is 3 years hard running at 135k !, it's been the to most major places in the whole of the United Kingdom with me, but I'm excited by getting the Insignia, which i feel is a big step up from the Vectra.

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    I'm surprised you didnt get the 160bhp version for a bit more umph.
    IMO the 130 is slightly underpowered, a bit like the 1.8 petrol.

    Vauxhall can fit parking sensors at the dealership. I had mine fitted before collecting it & they work excellently! Was £130inc fully fitted on the rear (didnt want/need front ones).

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    Try www.vauxhallproductforum.co.uk.

    They have the old copies of the brochures, pricelists and owners manuals as pdf 's available to download. This should give you the spec of the car in 09 and explain any items.

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    Our company doesn't allow us to have anything other than the basic 130bhp diesel engine, I've only got the 120bhp in the Vectra now, and find it powerful enough to live with, although I might look into getting the Insignia's power output increased higher, but don't know if it would affect the company car insurence because of how much the company pay at the moment for it. The parking sensors will have to be retro-fitted as its on a 09 plate and the car belonged to a former employee before they left and now i'm getting it. Its a miles better spec than we are normally allowed, as we usually just get the basic spec diesels of whatever Vauxhall we choose at the time of ordering a new car, hence my current Vectra been the the 1.9 cdti (120) Life model.

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