Vauxhall Insignia 1.8i 16V Exclusiv 5dr £14,491 @ Evans Halshaw
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Vauxhall Insignia 1.8i 16V Exclusiv 5dr £14,491 @ Evans Halshaw

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Found 31st May 2011
Seems a lot of car (rrp £24,900). Although pre-registered they have a couple with only 20 miles for less than £14.5k with a lifetime warranty. Tempting.

Lifetime Warranty
Air Conditioning
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats
6 Speed Manual Gearbox
Anti Lock Braking System(ABS)
Euro 5 Star NCAP Safety Rating
ISOFIX Child Seat Brackets
Leather Steering Wheel
Multi Steering Wheel Control
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Quite a smart looking car
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This deal went to over 350c+ for £16k only 2 months ago hotukdeals.com/dea…614. I believe the deal I've found to be better.

This link (with Vauxhall) lets you get a better view of the car vauxhalloffers.com/cle…739
Edited by: "Dilithium" 31st May 2011
Not that keen on VX but this is one of the best looking cars on the road.
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It would seem that because it's not less than £6k people are voting cold!
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Hmm this or a second hand 2007 subaru impreza for half the price
It's crazy that this is cold. I think the VW and Audi guys are out in force today!
Great looking car.
i like the look of these cars on the roads, but how much will it be worth in three years? Heat added for the initial price of 14k
lifetime warrenty is only the lifetime of the 1st owner (correct me if im wrong). Also the insignia is juicier than the most juicest thing.
Lanse

Not that keen on VX but this is one of the best looking cars on the road.



Specsavers for you sir .......
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Rupz

lifetime warrenty is only the lifetime of the 1st owner (correct me if im … lifetime warrenty is only the lifetime of the 1st owner (correct me if im wrong). Also the insignia is juicier than the most juicest thing.


It does state Lifetime Warranty.
I would never buy a car from Evans Halshaw again. My nephew bought a four year old car with low mileage last year and there was a slight tapping in the engine on testing. They said it would be looked at and when collected, it was still there. The guy said it hasn't been driven for the past few months so (if I recall correctly) a new battery was fitted. Two weeks and it got worse so went back with it and they 'found' the alternator had was packing in. Ok, fix it under the warranty - NOPE. Not covered. Spoke with Head Office and they said the actual garage decides what is covered and not them. They were prepared to fix it for £299 & VAT!!!!

Just as bad as Kwik-Fit. Went there with the same car last month and CapitalOne had a voucher scheme so you only pay £25. Great. Not. The tester claimed it couldn't be tested with emissions as it would 'block the machine'. We insisted on seeing all this 'black smoke' and he pressed the throttle down till the rev counter was high in red. I went scooby, spoke to the manager and was told, 'if we buy their engine treatment for £20, drive around and come back the next day and it will pass'. Again head office didn't want to know but went to another garage tester and they passed it. So, beware Kwik-Fit MOT's and dishonest Evans Halshaw salesmen!!
dairooney

i like the look of these cars on the roads, but how much will it be worth … i like the look of these cars on the roads, but how much will it be worth in three years? Heat added for the initial price of 14k




Always the case with new cars. I tend to think 20% first year, 15% second and 10% for the 6 years after. I don't think it would be too bad on this but that's the price you pay for having a new car - cheaper running costs though of course...
£12,999 at Peter vardy. petervardy.com/vau…ers . 4th row, second column.
Edited by: "Zub" 31st May 2011
coathanger

It does state Lifetime Warranty.



Yes, but under their policy that started end of last year I think, it will only cover the original buyer - a way to stop places like motopoint in offering cheaper pre-reg cars. If you weant the lifetime warranty you must be the original buyer and keep it. Once it is registered to someone else, the lifetime warranty is invalid.
shergold

Hmm this or a second hand 2007 subaru impreza for half the price



Second hand Subaru Impreza? Maybe if you give the 12y.o who owns it milk and cookies, he might throw in a discount!
dairooney

i like the look of these cars on the roads, but how much will it be worth … i like the look of these cars on the roads, but how much will it be worth in three years? Heat added for the initial price of 14k


If there are a number of adults in your family, take them all with you to test first. My friend looked at one and his 5' 11" son couldn't sit in the back without tilting his head - the back slope cuts a fair bit of headroom in the back seats.

Edited by: "JJG" 31st May 2011
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JJG

Yes, but under their policy that started end of last year I think, it … Yes, but under their policy that started end of last year I think, it will only cover the original buyer - a way to stop places like motopoint in offering cheaper pre-reg cars. If you weant the lifetime warranty you must be the original buyer and keep it. Once it is registered to someone else, the lifetime warranty is invalid.


True, but the buyer of this will have the Lifetime Warranty.
pokerpad

Always the case with new cars. I tend to think 20% first year, 15% second … Always the case with new cars. I tend to think 20% first year, 15% second and 10% for the 6 years after. I don't think it would be too bad on this but that's the price you pay for having a new car - cheaper running costs though of course...



Unless you bought a Chrysler Sebring like I did. Really nice car, sat nav, DVD player, leccy seats etc but after paying £14999 I was offered £7699 to PX it a few months ago and it is under 2 years old!!!
JJG

Unless you bought a Chrysler Sebring like I did. Really nice car, sat … Unless you bought a Chrysler Sebring like I did. Really nice car, sat nav, DVD player, leccy seats etc but after paying £14999 I was offered £7699 to PX it a few months ago and it is under 2 years old!!!




Ouch - obviously it is worse for some cars. Did you try selling privately instead?
Not bad - better than a Skoda...
Insignia might look good, but reliability not as good. Lots of people report nothing but problems with them, and take a look at the independent reviews and surveys around on the web.
Edited by: "eaglewolf" 31st May 2011
A13

Not bad - better than a Skoda...



Better than an Audi...
eaglewolf

Insignia might look good, but reliability not as good. Lots of people … Insignia might look good, but reliability not as good. Lots of people report nothing but problems with them, and take a look at the independent reviews and surveys around on the web.



True...
pokerpad

Ouch - obviously it is worse for some cars. Did you try selling privately … Ouch - obviously it is worse for some cars. Did you try selling privately instead?



No, I have kept it for now - parts and servicing are very costly but it had the lightest steering I found (apart from a mondeo where the lowest price for a new one was over £16,000 & with a similar spec as the Sebring over £20,000 so way out of my price zone). Due to dexterity problems, I get a fair amount of pain turning the wheel (had a Citroen Picasso before this and ended up unable to even drive the thing). So as its value has dropped so much I'm really stuck with it.
Wouldn't touch one of these with a bargepole, unreliable and costly to repair!

Check out the reviews on the net and in the forums...:|
Rupz

lifetime warrenty is only the lifetime of the 1st owner (correct me if im … lifetime warrenty is only the lifetime of the 1st owner (correct me if im wrong). Also the insignia is juicier than the most juicest thing.



A three score year and ten warranty sounds quite good to me.
That sucks. I'm stuck with a car on finance that is cr*p with fuel economy...not enough homework!
We had the last of the Vectras with this engine, slightly underpowered but never less than 38mpg which is super for a car this size.

However, Evans Halshaws have just fitted horserails for their staff.
coathanger

It does state Lifetime Warranty.



i would check that as they stated this in vauxhall's adverts... in there it said 1st owner... get written clarification.
rrp of £24,900 - ha ha. A BMW 318 has a rrp of £22,700!!
i swear it was lifetime / 100,000 miles. I thought it was warranty that 'could' last a lifetime.
coathanger

It does state Lifetime Warranty.



Read the small print. ----LIFETIME WARRANTY*----

*Lifetime based on Serria Leone. About 5mins.
Having a CDTi Ecoflex sat on my drive for the last 18 months, my only complaint is why could Vauxhall not have built quality cars sooner! No problems whatsoever and an average of 50 mpg.
I have one of these on lease for work and really struggle to get much more than 30mpg, and I'm not the most aggresssive of drivers. Lovely to drive but engine isn't really big enough for the size of the car, leading to average mid range performance and poor fuel economy.
I owned this exact model up until 2 months ago. Lovely car to drive, nice looking, brilliant interior, very reliable..........BUT......fuel econemy is shocking. I'm a modest driver and was struggling to get 28-30MPG!! Even on motorway work would only average around 35mpg! Unless you get a CDTi then expect to spend some serious money on petrol!
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Zub

£12,999 at Peter vardy. … £12,999 at Peter vardy. http://www.petervardy.com/vauxhall/new-cars-offers . 4th row, second column.


No true "Available in conjunction with swappage and Vauxhall Partners scheme (see http://www.petervardy.com/vauxhall/new-cars-offers/view/1855/GM-Partners-Programme)" So the actual cost would be more. One other point, that one doesn't state 16v.
Probably not too bad a price, but the £25k rrp is a joke.

I challenge anyone to find any Vauxhall that sells to a private buyer for rrp. I figure these prices are given so they can appear to give high discounts to company car purchasers.

In my opinion, if you are buying this for yourself, go buy something better.
The way I see it, Fords and Vauxhalls are the cars companies buy for you, not the ones you buy with your own money.
pokerpad

Better than an Audi...



Haha nice one

Vectras and subsequently the insignia haven't got the best reliability record. Complaints about mpg even on the diesels are high. Parts can also be expensive as my mate who owns an 08 reg Vectra CDTI has bee quoted £720 for an alternator and that is just the part and not the labour! Firstly this isn't a part that shouldn't fail just outside of the warranty and secondly the price is daylight robbery!

Its around £150 on my Skoda which is of course a better car so won't need to spend that money anyway when the warranty is up

As for the deal, it isn't too bad but I would have thought a NA 1.8 is underpowered in a car like this
Edited by: "jrw" 31st May 2011
JJG

Unless you bought a Chrysler Sebring like I did. Really nice car, sat … Unless you bought a Chrysler Sebring like I did. Really nice car, sat nav, DVD player, leccy seats etc but after paying £14999 I was offered £7699 to PX it a few months ago and it is under 2 years old!!!



All American cars plummet like a lead balloon. Added to the fact that it is also the worst and most underpowered car (2.7 V6!!) i have ever driven...but each to their own

If you want a shock look at the prices of some Cadilacs!
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