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What are people's opinions on Vauxhall Signums? Specifically the 1.9 CDTi models...

I've been considering one after having a little nose around one on a dealer forecourt. Been looking at getting an 06 Astra 1.9 CDTi recently, but the 06 Signums work out about the same price, if not cheaper, and the insurance is a lot cheaper... about £500-600 cheaper.

So what do people think? I'm not a huge fan of the Vectra, as I'm not a huge fan of saloons... I like the Signum as it's bigger than an Astra, but not quite an estate.
 

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Professionally driven from the back seat by Jeremy Clarkson lol, I think they're quite nice actually, saw a nice V6 one i think the other day all black.
 
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mate of mine has one with a full irmisher kit on it and 19" VXR alloys. looks realy nice :cool:
 
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hate them tbh, but thats my opinion
 

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nice cars bad blind spot on the C pillar as its massive, avoid the 2.2 direct ones as suffer with high pressure fuel pumps £400 from vauxhall have done 2 of these lately

this is the main symptons and faults people have had on the vectra c / signum club

Symptom
Knocking from front of car
Fault
Radiator mounts worn or Front suspension fault caused by bad fitting spring ends.
Fix.
Warranty fix available, either new radiator mounts or plastic end cap fitted to springs

Symptom
Knocking from rear of car.
Fault
Shock absorber leaking.
Fix.
New rear shocks required, some garages will fix under warranty others have refused.

Symptom
Safeguard fault displayed.
Fault
Numerous Causes, most likely Module failure
Fix
Warranty Fix. Trace and replace faulty Module

Symptom
Chrome door trim discolours.
Fault
Badly manufactured chrome Trims.
Fix.
Trim only replaced by warranty in year 1. Vauxhall may do ‘share-cost’ replacment in yrs 2 & 3

Symptom
Rattling Tailgate
Fault
Rear hatch catch loose
Fix.
Rear catch for bootlid needs adjusted, will be done under warranty.

Symptom
Rattling Rear Pillar
Fault
Spot Weld missing from Factory production
Fix.
Warranty Fix, Panels riveted together by dealer

Symptom
Poor Headlights
Fault
Poor bulbs fitted as standard
Fix
Upgrade to blue vision or equivelant bulbs.

Symptom
Xenons not self leveling
Fault
Software
Fix
Dealer will upgrade software via Tech2

Symptom
Service light keeps coming on.
Fault
Instrument cluster in cars manufactured 03
Fix
New instrument cluster required, Vauxhall reluctant to replace, a lot of pressure needed.

Symptom
Cruise control failure
Fault
Spring on clutch pedal failed
Fix
New spring on clutch pedal under warranty

Symptom
Fog lights mist up
Fault
Poor quality lights used
Fix
Will be fixed under warranty if they stay misted for 20 mins.

Symptom
Power failure
Fault
Alternator
Fix
Alternator replaced under warranty

Symptom
Interior lights fail
Fault
Light control unit failed
Fix
Replace light control unit, will be done under warranty

Symptom
Flickering display on dash
Fault
Alternator cannot cope with demand
Fix
None available
 

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a lot of warranty fixes on that list, no wonder vauxhall didnt push it
 
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lovely car to drive ive driven the 1.9 cdti one and was quite impressed
i expected it to be sluggish but it wasnt and was quite good on fuel as well
 
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Cheers for the comments guys.

And Danh, yes I can put a DTUK box on it. Same engine as the Astras :nod: Though I've been considering a remap instead of a DTUK box. It's a little bit more expensive for a little less power, but from what I've briefly heard, it has less risk of expensive failure. I need to properly research into it as I'm hearing good and bad things about both options... but from when I test drove that Astra 1.9 CDTi, it was powerful enough to start with before tuning... so I'll research into the extra power while I'm getting used to the standard power :laugh:
 

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