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    Default Signum - First Thoughts

    Picked up the Signum today and said a fond farwell to the SRi!!!!

    It was sad to say good bye but my tears lasted only 20 minutes!!!

    Performance

    OK, the Signum (3.0 CDTi) has only done 3400 miles so is still very tight. Not as quick initially as the re-mapped 1.9, the 1.9 is much more frantic with the nothing, then bang it takes off. But once rolling the 3.0 just pulls in a lazy effortless way.

    I agree with the comments that the V6 feels quite un impressive, but I have only used it around the town since getting it, as such, it's only doing about 28mpg. But once the motorways come into it, this figure should shoot up.

    So over all, very happy with the performance, and the noise the engine makes is superb, does not even sound like a diesel when on the move.

    Build qualtity

    I have to say, I though the Signum was built like a Vectra with a different bum, how wrong am I!!! The whole car just feels more 'together', is quieter and much more refined.

    The SRi 1.9 is without a doubt a very good car, but with what I am after for work, the Signum, I hope will pay dividends, so much easier to drive andabsolutly no lagg at all!!

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    the screens are in and the headlights have been changed to the dark style. Pics tomorrow.

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    get down to cambridge and have it mapped Matt...think how it performs now and improve it 100%!!! it's that good! the car feels so sprightly and eager

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    How has it effected the fuel economy Harry?

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    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 05

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post

    I have to say, I though the Signum was built like a Vectra with a different bum, how wrong am I!!! The whole car just feels more 'together', is quieter and much more refined.
    That is exactly the same thoughts as i had when i first drove mine. Even SWMBO commented on how it "felt different" to the vectra. Strange but true!

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    well since i last filled up i have covered 470 miles, and the trip computer is showing just shy of 40mpg - but i have not verified this to be true!! to be honest i dont go by MPG, i just go for how many miles per tank i get.

    average speed is showing 26mph so not urdan driving by any stretch of the imagination, but in the past week i have been giving it big time when meeting up with nutron and even today taking Dean for a spin.

    the map has definitely NOT harmed the consumption, but i've yet to have a regular week to compare it like for like.

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    It looked very nice at Marshalls this afternoon, I remember seeing one that colour just after I ordered my veccy, think a colour coded V-grill would really suit it & irmy door pins

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    Harry I'm amazed your getting 470 miles to the tank . I've never got that in mine. But there again nearly all my driving has a large degree of town driving. I think if my car lived on the motorway it would go up a lot...

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    as i said mate, average speed of 26 mph so it's not been urban miles. trip computer is still showing 20 miles left aswell.

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    Nice one Harry, you cant dispute the fuel guage and mileometer

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    Oh and congrats Matt on your new purchase.
    With regards to the perfomance, driving mine around town today, it certainly seems to have a reasonable amount of "go" as standard (my box is off at the min). But I think its on the open road or motorway that you notice it needs more "umph". Dont get me wrong, its faster than a standard 1.9 150, just dont feel it. So smooth.
    Now I'm guessing that the VXR petrol performs in a similar manner from those who have posted about them? (yes I know it'll be quicker than the 3.0). But from what I gather about the VXR, it delivers its power very smoothly and you dont realise how fast you are going until you look at the speedo? Similar to the 3.0........

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