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    Hi All,

    Has anyone test driven an Insignia or own one?

    Have recently just had a test drive in a CDTI 160 Elite (NAV) version but was not impressed at all. The car looks good and the cabin is great as far as Iím concerned but the ride was Awful!!! (With a capital A).

    The one i test drove was straight out the showroom and seemed very underpowered. The salesman was giving his spiel but trying to say "you've got be impressed with the acceleration and pickup" but all I thought was it was very flat with no great punch in it at all. It also sounded rather unrefined and tractor like. Bearing in mind I own a Vectra C 2.2DTI. I and my mother were very disappointed as it was at the top of the list for her new car. She ended up buying a Volvo XC70 instead.

    What are your thoughts or experiences?

    Bri.

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    have a look at this m8 and do a serch as there is a few others

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...light=insignia

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    Not sure why you thought it was slow. I've driven the 160 diesel automatic and didn't like the auto box but the acceleration was ok. Not amazing but definitely not slow.

    One thing that makes a lot of difference on my current car is the 'sports' button which changes the throttle response. I've ordered the equivalent on the Insignia 'flexride' so hopefully this helps as well.

    I compared the Insignia with the Mondeo 2.0 diesel and it was much more responsive than the Mondeo.
    Last edited by stevea1234; 17th January 2009 at 10:57.

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