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    Does anyone else find the Vec awful to reverse. I find it almost impossible to judge where the damn thing ends lol, the whole back end is a blind spot and i can see just beyond the back doors in the mirror.

    I'm seriously considering getting the parking sensors fitted when i'm earning, obviously, being a student means i can't really afford to do things like that at the moment, especially on top of having to pay the insurance premium for an 18yr old male with a 2.0 engine lol.

    I can't be the only one who finds reversing the Vec annoying, i saw some bloke in Oxford leaning out of his 'Lambo style' once.

    Any thoughts?

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    Yep. After driving my Signum where the rear glass is pretty much where the rear bumper is (plus six inches) and then driving a Vec C for the first time, I had no idea how close the rear bumper was when I was reversing. Was made a bit easier as there was a spoiler fitted! lol The Vectra definitely has a greater need for parking sensors than the Signum - and I got sensors fitted to my Signum!

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    You´ll get used to it....after 2 or 3 bumps while reversing

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    Yep,awful. Probably easier if you have a rear spoiler, must be even worse in the saloon than the hatch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRob View Post
    You´ll get used to it....after 2 or 3 bumps while reversing
    Already had 1 lol. Luckily it was only minor, no dent or anything, bit of touch up and it was gone lol
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    Do not talk to me about reversing the last time i done that the post won

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    Yeah my saloon has a big rear end...and it does take time to get used to it...specially beacause my last car was a 2 door hatch back, after changing it for the Vectra I felt I was driving a Limo.

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    The vec is my first car. Love it to bits (especially the power). But is a bit different from the little Suzuki Ignis i learnt in!

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    I nudged a new Astra in a multi-storey once. Used the reflection in the car beside me as a guide and thought I had loads of space left, obviously I was wrong.....no damage done though

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    I have to say the estate is fairly easy to park. Like the sigbum the rear screen is flush with the back +the 6" for the bumper.

    If I had had the hatch I'd have had parking sensors fitted

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