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    I've noted that a few people have at various times mentioned that they thought the new Insignia is not so wide as the Vec-c. While pruning out my hard-drive today I came across the online Vec-c manual, so I thought I would check to see how it compared size wise with the Insignia.

    Insignia Hatchback.
    Overall Length = 4830
    Width to out side of Mirrors is. 2084 (excluding door mirrors its 1856)

    Vectra-C
    Overall Length is 4611
    Overall Width with Mirrors = 2036 (exluding mirrors 1798)
    Thats almost 9" longer than the Vec-c, and 2" wider. FACT.

    So in area's Length and Width the Insignia is noticable larger.
    With regard to rear passenger leg room, despite some claims that it seemed smaller, it does in fact have 2 inches more leg room, according to the internal dimensions. I think, why it appeared smaller is perhaps due to the reduced headroom, due to the sloping roofline, But I'm 6ft and having been in the rear today (first time as a passenger) and I had no issues with lack of head room.

    I thought I would dispell a couple of myths, I think it may have given this illusion due to the slightly higher rear end appearance than the vec, the bonnet is also a touch higher to comply with Pedestrian saftey regs.

    My youngest son now has a new shape 58 Mondeo Titanuim X Diesel, and its quite amazing how similar the cars are, though we both prefer the darker console finish of the Insignia compared with the light silver on his Mondeo, some sites have have said that the mondeo appeared a larger car but today having driven mine, my son thinks the Insignia is the larger of the two cars. Will know for sure after he has checked his manual.
    In conclusion I think he was pleasantly surprised, but he seems to have a issue with the Griffin badge, (any Griffin badge) lol, silly man.

    BTW, as anyone noticed that the engine wont start unless the clutch has been depressed due to the ignition autostart gismo doing its stuff.
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    you learn something new every day!!!

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    Thanks for the info Cameron, not had a sit in one but have looked it over. It's a long way down my line at present but the start button I have used on a Scenic with auto handbrake, takes a bit of getting used to ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Thanks for the info Cameron, not had a sit in one but have looked it over. It's a long way down my line at present but the start button I have used on a Scenic with auto handbrake, takes a bit of getting used to ............
    Re. Electronic hand brakes, only models above the exclusive have the electric hand brake, the standard S and the Exlusiv both have manual handbrakes. I've used both, and they work fine, though personally I think its just another un-necessary toy that may go wrong, at least with a cable h/brake you know their fairly safe and simple (not counting last years vec handbrake saga of course)

    To apply electric hand brake on Insignia, apply footbrake and just press button forwards...done! to release.... apply the footbrake again, for hill starts, its on a timer where it holds on for a few seconds longer before automatically releasing.

    I must admit I do quite like mine, I feel I got more for my money this time round, may well be my last car. We go to Scotland a week on friday for a couple of weeks so that will give it a nice run.

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    I must admit I do quite like mine, I feel I got more for my money this time round, may well be my last car. We go to Scotland a week on friday for a couple of weeks so that will give it a nice run.

    Lucky you, lovely place to drive, was up there many years back in our little Mini & loved the people, the scenery have fun .........

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    in turkey here lots of insignias comes with problems 1.6 160 hp has got electrical problems 2.0 t series comes with turbo problems park sensor problems clock time problems

    inside of car lots of wind noise and back side noise sounds come

    i hope opel fix this all problems insignia owners mail germany to opel fix the problems cause car services is too bad and beginner and dont know insignia electrical system and others so they dont fix problems so insignia is get bigger problem in turkey lots of people try to sell or cancel rezervation turns to passat

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