I've got a question, I'm sure it will cause a bit of controversy and it's by no means meant to offend.
Why does everyone like and persevere Vauxhall Cars, especially the Vectra-C??
I own a 03 plate SXI and it's been nothing but hassle with a long list of various faults, a car of this age should be capable of many years trouble free motoring.
I owned a Honda Prelude previously which was much older than my Vectra, I know it's a cliche but it really was the most reliable and painless car to own which to be honest I feel can be attributed to the quality of design and construction.
Don't get me wrong I think the basic Vectra-C design concept was very good, but it just feels that the car was poorly designed, engineered, tested and constructed. When the car is doing as it should I really appreciate it's talent of effortless cruising and driving but it seems to rare to have a month when it doesn't need something fixing.
Just reading the forum I cannot believe how many and varied the list of issues are, can it really be acceptable that a modern manufacturer produced such a car? I can really appreciate why vauxhalls parent, GM is in such dire trouble given the quality of their products. It's no wonder that Japanese manufacturers are steaming ahead with car sales.
It's not only the car but the dealers, all the dealers I've had contact with really didn't seem to know one end of the spanner to the another. If the problem couldn't be sorted by plugging a computer to the car they had absolutley no chance of sorting it. I realise I've only had limited contact with vx dealers and I really hope that there are some good ones out there but I've spoken to a number of people and not one had a good word to say about the service or quality of work at a vx dealer.
Sorry for my rant, am I on my own on this one??!!