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    Default Went to see an Insignia for my Dad yesterday.

    My dads is u'mming and a'hhing about changing the Vectra SRI CDTI.

    We went to look at a 2.0 CDTI 130 SRI, 60-plate in black.

    He liked the car, but really didnt want another black car (if he can help it).

    Tidy example but seems almost ever so slightly overpriced by about £500....I know it sounds silly but it makes all the difference sometimes.

    Also, then saw another one last night, but this an 09-plate 160bhp - that was a Cat-D and has been repaired.

    Whats better for reliability and driving experience?

    He has a 150bhp at the moment, he isnt too fussy about the power....would like to reduce his insurance so obviously though the 130 would be better.

    Is it underpowered or is it OK?


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    not having driven a Signum I can't comment , maybe your dad should go for a test drive in a few 130/160s...

    I find power very subjective what may seem OK to one person isn't to the other..

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    They are ok it's a torquee engine especialy the 160

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    Thing is my dad very rarely makes good use of the 150bhp. It would be more suited to me!!!!!

    Does the Insignia have any common faults to look out for?

    I.e. Flywheel, Clutch, Manifold, EGR Valve..........etc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mon View Post
    not having driven a Signum I can't comment , maybe your dad should go for a test drive in a few 130/160s...
    His dad is thinking of switching from a Vectra to an Insignia, not sure where driving a Signum comes into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    His dad is thinking of switching from a Vectra to an Insignia, not sure where driving a Signum comes into that.
    LOL, I did see that, maybe got it from my Signature as I had a Siggy


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    I have the 130bhp G I have driven both mate and as you would expect the 160 is slightly quicker lower end, plus they have different gearboxes .

    Both versions are not brilliant on mpg they are big cars and don't like being driven slow as they bog down and judder , mines currently reading 38.8 around town driving and some A roads
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    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

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    Whoops seems I read the original post wrong..., yea maybe try an insignia instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    I have the 130bhp G I have driven both mate and as you would expect the 160 is slightly quicker lower end, plus they have different gearboxes .

    Both versions are not brilliant on mpg they are big cars and don't like being driven slow as they bog down and judder , mines currently reading 38.8 around town driving and some A roads
    You may have hit the nail on the head there Don, most of my dads driving is around town. A daily work commute of max 20 miles and then about 50 miles of a weekend, with the odd motorway run here and there. Dont know if it will suit him, I did mention to him that its a big(er) car than the Vec!


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    Well if it was me I would steer clear over the early one's as they had a lot of problems . About two weeks ago I brought a 11 plate 160 ecoflex elite but I do miss the power of my 204 bhp vec Sri

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