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    Hi I have been offered :
    Vectra VXR
    Arden
    17k miles
    57 plate
    AFL
    Bluetooth
    Sensors
    Nav

    but....... its an auto.

    I am currently getting 28 mpg in my 1.8 Insignia. Its so frustratiing even with the cruise on and sat at 60 on the mway it gives me a current mpg reading of 30~!!!! humph

    Am I likely to get MUCH worse economy from the VXR auto?

    I really need advise asap as ive now said i dont want the car and the garage are offering me
    12 months tax
    tank of fuel
    mats
    £40 towards my payments for the first year
    2 years parts and labour warranty (VX dealership)

    what should i do?
    cheers folks

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    I cant comment on the mpg from an auto box but sounds like a really good offer. Surely the mpg cant be much worse from what your getting in your insignia

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Im actually devastated that the Insignia gives such crap mpg!
    i dunno what to do

    Argghhhhh

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    i cant see a vxr auto doing much better then your insignia, in fact probably worse, auto boxes do make a huge difference to fuel economy, for the worst..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee1828 View Post
    i cant see a vxr auto doing much better then your insignia, in fact probably worse, auto boxes do make a huge difference to fuel economy, for the worst..

    thanks for that bud

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    Just looked at parkers car guide Manual - 27mpg Auto -25mpg. I know that your looking at real life figures, but it may help. I went on a trip in my dad's 2.2 direct Auto box signum, 06 plate with 30k on the clock. Mixture of A1, A roads and decent B roads and city driving did about 150 miles in total, some full kick back overtakes but generally sticking to the speed limits got a return of 30.3 again i know its not a VXR but it is an auto box HTH a bit

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    more than welcome mate

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    this mpg problem is a key for my decision not to get one. Even BMW 5 series get better than the 160 CDTI -
    In response to your question ... VXR - same mpg - MORE fun!

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    i really doubt in real driving conditions that a vxr auto would have the same miles per gallon as a 1.8 insignia..

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    Have you had a test drive in it? I have an auto 1.9cdti 150 and love driving it, so you may like the auto and put up with the poor mpg, neither a manual or an auto vxr aren't bought for their fuel comsumption fugures, more for the smiling face you have whilst driving them. You only live once.

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