User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: One Month Of Ownership And What I Think...

  1. #1
    Ex-Staff Full Member Mark The Cabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    In a house
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Ford Mustang

    Trim : GT

    Engine : 5.0 V8

    Year : 2016

    Default One Month Of Ownership And What I Think...

    Well,

    A month has passed since we collected our 2.0 Ltr (160 Bhp) CDTi SRi hatchback in white, Options fitted are Vauxhall 20" alloys - Soon to be changed to the Irmscher 20" turbo-stars & xenon headlights with led daytime running lights with adaptive forward lighting.

    First impressions are very good the whole build quality thing really shows off how well put together the Insignia is, The AFL works so much better than the AFL in my pre-facelift Signum, But there is nearly 5 years difference in the technology.

    The 2.0 Ltr engine feels free revving and not underpowered at all, the only down side is a very slight turbo lag between gears some with driven very hard.

    The brakes feel very good, The front are 321mm and the rears are 315mm which are both bigger than the 314mm set up on my Signum.

    The interior feels like a nice place to be, The front seats are fantastic on the SRi with fully adjustable lumber supports and the adjustable bolster under the knees.

    There are some nice touches with the sound system (cd300) where you can set the bass and treble for each input, ie the radio, CD & aux input.

    And the sound is quite good too.

    One of the biggest things that i don't like is the very vague steering at high speeds, I think i spotted that on the high spec models you get variable rated power steering but not on our SRi.

    It would be very interesting to compare a car with it.

    But overall I'm seriously happy and i no regrets at all in buying a Insignia to the point where I'm going to order a sports tourer when it's available with the V6 diesel enging...

    Cabby...


    It's Mustang time...

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    STOKE-ON-TRENT
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Glad you like it Mark, sounds as if it will be worth the wait of 14 weeks, that's if it arrives on time,!! aparantly there's an issue with 18 wheels and parts for what ever an auto needs, i ment to ask you if they are fitting the "hot shot" windscreen washer system that they were raving on about, i've not seen it mentioned lately

  3. #3
    Regular Member Pecojess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Thumbs up

    Now you've made me want one all over again

  4. #4
    Ex-Staff Full Member Mark The Cabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    In a house
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Ford Mustang

    Trim : GT

    Engine : 5.0 V8

    Year : 2016

    Default

    The Hot Shot system is not on our car mate,
    It seems like there are some differences between the early brochure and the current one. I remember reading is in the early one that it would be standard, But can't see that in the one dated, Jan 2009...


    It's Mustang time...

  5. #5
    Regular Member Whoosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North East
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My man at the dealers where I've ordered my white Exclusive 2L 160ps with 18" + fog lamp pack tells me there is no issue with supply of 18" at the moment - perhaps it's only on other 18" ones and not the Exclusive upgrade ones?

    I concur with that review - I have had a 2L 160ps on loan this weekend and it's been very good I have really enjoyed it and it's confirmed my decision - over 400 miles done

    Good
    42 mpg driven quite hard
    seats v comfy and supportive
    dash layout great
    suspension great - if it's possible both smoother and firmer than my 2.2 Signum
    massive boot
    comfy in the back - says my mum
    good range of storage - SWMBO says there are too many in the Signum
    plenty of poke for overtakes
    nice and quiet
    virtually no roll on enthusiastic cornering
    copes with speed bumps very well
    did not notice steering - so it must be ok
    Whoopee - proper indicators
    wipers nice and narrow

    Not so good
    Steering wheel where I like it obscures top of dash/instruments
    Windows don't work if ignition off
    a/c fan can be very noisy on auto
    don't believe the temp settings - if our house gets to 19 it's too hot! 21 too cool and 22 too warm, where's the half a degrees?
    diesel smells bad - must get some plastic disposable gloves and watch where I step when filling
    auto lights a bit cautious - on when I would not have them on and a bit slow to turn off
    It had 4,000 on the clock and after I did about 100 miles a warning came up on the display of low oil and telling me to top up now.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    STOKE-ON-TRENT
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark The Cabby View Post
    The Hot Shot system is not on our car mate,
    It seems like there are some differences between the early brochure and the current one. I remember reading is in the early one that it would be standard, But can't see that in the one dated, Jan 2009...
    Yea i saw it in the early brochure but like you say there's no mention of it in the Jan 2009 one

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    STOKE-ON-TRENT
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoosh View Post
    My man at the dealers where I've ordered my white Exclusive 2L 160ps with 18" + fog lamp pack tells me there is no issue with supply of 18" at the moment - perhaps it's only on other 18" ones and not the Exclusive upgrade ones?
    Looking in the brochure the Exclusive upgrade 18" are different than the 18" Elite ones so perhaps it's just the Elite ones they are short of

  8. #8
    Regular Member BigP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Heated, Electric Recaro Leather
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Glad your enjoying it, nice write up.

  9. #9
    Full Member neverlandandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lanark
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Elite Nav

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 cdti

    Year : 2012

    Mileage : 9k

    Default

    nice write up guys i'll be saving my pennies for a wee while yet and will be looking for a nearly new 2.0l (160) elite nav

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Worcester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I had assumed I had the hot washer system, going to check in the morning.... It's definitely different to anything I've had before in that in sprays a very fine mist over the windscreen.

    The automatic headlights are great on mine and I've no issues with the auto high beam, works perfectly. A couple of the options in the manual are not as described or missing though, i.e. being able to keep the dash colour white in sports mode (not too keen on the red), plus the auto folding mirrors are actually manual and only fold when you set the option on and then hold the button on the remote, not what I would call auto.

    The problems so far are:

    1. The mirrors dip when reversing but around 1 in 10 times they don't completely return to the correct position.
    2. A very annoying rattle somewhere in the dash if there is any type of engine vibration.
    3. The 220V power socket doesn't work.

    Now lets see what the dealer is like at fixing the problems, but overall it's a great car and I don't regret getting it.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 2.8T ownership - 3 month review
    By gibbon7000 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 21st February 2012, 13:34
  2. My 6 month ownership
    By thomo in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31st March 2011, 09:06
  3. One month of ownership
    By Derek Mc in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th June 2010, 08:00
  4. After 1 year and 1 month of ownership
    By Deztroyer in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th March 2010, 09:06
  5. day one of GSi ownership not going well at all
    By Adz86 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 17th August 2009, 16:02

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •