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Vauxhall Insignia Auto Diesel?

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Planning on purchasing a Vauxhall Insignia Automatic Diesel 2010 ish with around 60k mileage. Main purpose of the car is travelling to work and back (in London/but not heavy traffic) and occasionally … Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Planning on purchasing a Vauxhall Insignia Automatic Diesel 2010 ish with around 60k mileage. Main purpose of the car is travelling to work and back (in London/but not heavy traffic) and occasionally driving up north (a few times a year) to meet family. My budget is around 5k. Please can someone provide me with information of the car. E.g. good and bad reasons, what to check when buying, most likely faults. Cheers :)
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
If you are doing low miles, don't look at diesel. Short distances kills diesels fast,especially DPF. Also, from April Westminster plans higher parking fees for diesels.
If most journeys in London, I would be looking for hybrid.
#2
I like the way you're planning not to drive in heavy traffic.
Could you please share this magical witchcraft you possess?
#3
I have one but a 2015 sri vx line ! It's amazing best car I've ever bought ! I had a 62 plate and wanted new shape so sold it but it's a great car I use it for journeys and it's fine but it does mess up the dp filter and when it's blocked you have to carry on driving until it's clear so I live by the m5 motorway so I just wiz up there if it comes up on the computer
#4
what annual mileage will you be doing

and what part of london

there will be restrictions / surcharges on parking in london areas for diesel cars and also you need be to doing 12-15000miles a year to get real benefit of diesel and regularly take at 70mph for stretches to avoid DPF issues.
with 60k miles your also over half way in the life of the DPF and coming up to some major servicing and wear and tear items will be coming up too so prepare for the cost of those too
A petrol may be a better option
#5
Had 2 insignia vxline sri over last 6 years. Best cars ever. Got around 110 miles for £10. Boot is massive. No minus points. I covered 15000 miles per year.
#6
We had an 09 insignia when they first came out, was the worst car ever, got towed around Britain by the RAC, just before its 3 year warranty was out the diesel fuel pump went, various rods went, the engine warning light came on loads, car would just slow then stop, happened on a busy motorway once (that was the final straw), despite going to the garage they could never find what was causing it. In the end we got rid of it as we didn't feel safe in it. It was a lovely looking car but ours had issues, maybe because it was one if the first.
#7
Dee75
We had an 09 insignia when they first came out, was the worst car ever, got towed around Britain by the RAC, just before its 3 year warranty was out the diesel fuel pump went, various rods went, the engine warning light came on loads, car would just slow then stop, happened on a busy motorway once (that was the final straw), despite going to the garage they could never find what was causing it. In the end we got rid of it as we didn't feel safe in it. It was a lovely looking car but ours had issues, maybe because it was one if the first.

Unreliable, thats for sure. I wouldn't touch Vauxhall diesel.
60K is the point where many parts needs to be changed, as mentioned.
Service will be 2X expensive than petrol, the something goes wrong.
The only one diesel I would be looking to buy from that range of money you have - Toyota. These are unbeatable .
#8
thedvdmonster
I like the way you're planning not to drive in heavy traffic.
Could you please share this magical witchcraft you possess?


just drive at less busy times does depend where u live for me that's anytime after about 7pm till say 7am and then again 9.30am till about 2.30pm apart from Fridays and Saturdays.
#9
sadiegul2010
I have one but a 2015 sri vx line ! It's amazing best car I've ever bought ! I had a 62 plate and wanted new shape so sold it but it's a great car I use it for journeys and it's fine but it does mess up the dp filter and when it's blocked you have to carry on driving until it's clear so I live by the m5 motorway so I just wiz up there if it comes up on the computer


I would hope so at less than 2 years old.
#10
Don't go anywhere near it as you will be crying until you get rid
Had three all similarly problematic - why do they continue to produced such useless technology because suckers continue to buy it?
#11
As above don't get a diesel - with the low mileage your DPF will be a swine

I had a Vauxhall and the dual mass flywheel went (manuals)..... pretty much cleared out the savings from the fuel economy.

Get Petrol it would be a lot more reliable for you
#12
mpfree
As above don't get a diesel - with the low mileage your DPF will be a swine
I had a Vauxhall and the dual mass flywheel went (manuals)..... pretty much cleared out the savings from the fuel economy.
Get Petrol it would be a lot more reliable for you

Scratch that the Dual mass flywheel wont be a problem on an automatic
#13
Have a look HERE for the parkers review and some owners reviews

Edited By: ding on Feb 06, 2017 20:56
#14
As my route to work doesnt involve an extremely busy area.

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