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...