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    Default Top Gear Review - Vectra VXR - Is it that Bad?

    http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...all-vectra-vxr

    So is that a fair assessment and is the Vectra really S..T!

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    clarkson is just a ******

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    Whilst not a Vectra, I did drive a Zafira VXR about 3 weeks ago and that is one severe engine! I haven't driven the Vectra version but you can imagine it is bound to handle better for starters.

    As has been stated, Clarkson hates Vauxhall and it doesn't matter how good a car they build he will always slate it

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    So he would go to the end of the solar system to just avoid a vectra. Is this the same Clarkson that brought and imported a Mustang just to see it go back to Ford every week to be repaired because it was in limp mode.

    What was frighting was the understeer. Do they all suffer that it, or are the tyres a contributing factor. The 5th fastest car money can buy. Quicker than an AMG Merc, quicker than an M5, Only things faster are a couple of Bentleys, Maserati Quatraporte and the Maybach. Nice summing up Jeremy.

    If only it came with all the toys of the Elite, I'd buy one today

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    i like clarkson but hes a tw4t and he wouldnt put me off buying a vauxhall

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    I was out for a play in the rain yesterday and switched off my esp/tc. I could easily recreate the understeer that they had on top gear in the Astra vxr, if you whack it on full lock with the foot to the flor and 240 bhp trying to get down of course you will get understeer, not the cars fault though, just bad driving (though it was fun, if not a bit scary!) switch the electronic wizard back on and it was totally different, cutting the power when it started to lose grip ..

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    yeah if i remember rightly he took of the traction control and hit that bend at high speed to get that understeer.......just wondering how many ppl would be trying that ,,,,,and why ????

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    Notice how it wasn't tested out on the roads? Obviously it would have flattened the Ford and Mazda, which is why the test was done totally on a track, i.e, not real world conditions.

    Evo Mag pitted it against a Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru WRX and a BMW 330 Sport. They were genuinely surprised how good it was.

    They said they felt testing a Vectra against these cars was like leading a lamb to the slaughter, but it was quicker than the WRX, which in turn was faster than the 330.

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    well lets face it clarkson doesnt have a good word for any vauxhall does he

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    Lets also look at the fact that this is an entertainment programe not a serious motoring documnetary type of program.

    I can say whole hearted that the Vectra VXR does not handle like they portrayed on the top gear show. EVen having driven the 300PS version it is very well mannered. The only thing I would say is that the IDS system takes getting used too and once you sorted that its a hoot. The 2007 version has some changes but really too just hon the system and to get rid of the rumble on light compression, which does not affects the handling at all

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