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    Default 1.8 drivers q,,,,

    are there any drivers of the 1.8 Insignia who like there cars? I ask, as I have been asked by wifes relative to get him a large ish car aprox a 1.8, he only does 5000 miles a year now and drives like a snail, he likes the look of the Insigina,, but I fail to understand how Vauxhall can make an engine worse than the previous one, his budget is £12,000, so far have found, OCTAVIA 1.4 TSI, MONDEO 20L, MAZDA 6, INSIGINA 1.8(5000 miles on a 10 plate for 11,500 quid) and a very nice AVENSIS on a 59 plate 6000 miles,11,750 quid, on paper the AVENSIS is winning as a claimed of over 43 mpg, might swing it,, so to my question,, if you had a budget of £12,000 which one would get your dosh.,, thanks ANT.

    PS I have only driven the 1.8 Insigina for a few miles,,,,, not for me,, but then it aint my dosh.

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    I test drove a Avensis 1.8 a while back, not bad at all.
    I found the Vec sri a bit more exciting, bit faster as well.
    I have not driven an Insigina 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolflinn View Post
    I test drove a Avensis 1.8 a while back, not bad at all.
    I found the Vec sri a bit more exciting, bit faster as well.
    I have not driven an Insigina 1.8
    trust me this bloke does no want exciting for a bloke of 62 he acts 80. I have not had a go in the new Avensis, but the 95 one I drove gets my vote for the most boring car I have ever driven, I liked the 1.4tsi skoda but again a 0-60 of 14 .2 he wants a bit of power as he goes to a static van, a few times a year and the car is loaded up.

    thanks for the reply.

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    Sounds like the Avensis is just the ticket for him. I rather like the Insigina styling,it grows on me more and more.

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    If he drives like a snail then go for the insignia as the 1.8 model wont go much faster than a snail..but having said that there are some cracking buys on these insignias at the moment..If he likes all the toys go for the elite model and he wont be disappointed..HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by dippy27 View Post
    If he drives like a snail then go for the insignia as the 1.8 model wont go much faster than a snail..but having said that there are some cracking buys on these insignias at the moment..If he likes all the toys go for the elite model and he wont be disappointed..HTH
    OH dear are they that bad,, I am test driving a MAZDA 6 Sunday, and the Insignia 1.8 next week,,, cant wait to to see if all the talk about the INSIGNIA 1.8 being crap is right,, had quick go in one when they first came out,,, not impressed, but next week owner said I can have it for a couple of hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLOMP View Post
    OH dear are they that bad,, I am test driving a MAZDA 6 Sunday, and the Insignia 1.8 next week,,, cant wait to to see if all the talk about the INSIGNIA 1.8 being crap is right,, had quick go in one when they first came out,,, not impressed, but next week owner said I can have it for a couple of hours
    1.6T is a much better buy.
    Or the 2.0 CDTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtrem3x View Post
    1.6T is a much better buy.
    Or the 2.0 CDTI
    the bloke I am buying for is 62 going on 80, only does 55 mph top wack,, and 5000 miles a year,,, but I do take your point,,thanks, now if it was my 12 grand

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    THA MAZDA 6 1.8 was the car that was bought,, I wish it was mine, it was well the best car to drive, thanks for the input,, rgds ANT.

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