Any Vauxhall owners?

Im planning on getting an Astra (diesel) on a 04 above and heard Vauxhall are common with electrical problems and just wondering if any of you have problems?

I like the Astra and need a diesel, or any alternative would be considered?

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ive got a 56 plate vectra sri diesel as a run about, no problems with it, actually im pleasantly surprised how good it is! Service and parts are cheap too

I work for a company that has 14000 Vauxhalls on it's fleet. A large percentage are Astra's.

I just spoke to our vehicle maintenance manager who says the Vectra's are plagued with electrical issues, but the Astra's are fine. His mate also works for Vauxhall maintenance and also says there are no known problems with them.

I have had a couple of Astra's on fleet too and have to say they are lovely cars, the automatic petrol models though absolutely guzzle fuel.

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MANJ_007;2832408

ive got a 56 plate vectra sri diesel as a run about, no problems with it, … ive got a 56 plate vectra sri diesel as a run about, no problems with it, actually im pleasantly surprised how good it is! Service and parts are cheap too



Big cars and nice shape though!! :thumbsup:

dmccabe;2832409

I work for a company that has 14000 Vauxhalls on it's fleet. A large … I work for a company that has 14000 Vauxhalls on it's fleet. A large percentage are Astra's.I just spoke to our vehicle maintenance manager who says the Vectra's are plagued with electrical issues, but the Astra's are fine. His mate also works for Vauxhall maintenance and also says there are no known problems with them.I have had a couple of Astra's on fleet too and have to say they are lovely cars, the automatic petrol models though absolutely guzzle fuel.



My mate said his Corsa was playing up and told me to stay away from Vauxhall, hopefully get a diesel and got a petrol car!!

french cars have good diesel engines.

My Cousin purchased a brand new Astra last month, brakes lost almost all fluid within a week, ruined the paintwork under the bonnet.:x

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ALICOM007;2832507

french cars have good diesel engines.



Vauxhall French? :oops:

Inactive;2832513

My Cousin purchased a brand new Astra last month, brakes lost almost all … My Cousin purchased a brand new Astra last month, brakes lost almost all fluid within a week, ruined the paintwork under the bonnet.:x



What caused it?

We've had a Vauxhall Vectra '03 plate for a few years & have had no problems with anything at all .. would defo buy again

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nope I had an 06 astra and never had any problems with it

Which problems were Vauxhall getting complaints over.........was it the bonnet catch or releasing handbrakes? or both?

ALICOM007;2832507

french cars have good diesel engines.



uuuuuuugggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Had a citroen once - never again!!!!

Naeem786;2832519

Vauxhall French? :oops:What caused it?



lol no. im just saying if your looking for a diesel car you migh want to consider something french.

good thing about vauxhall is that servicing and parts are cheap.

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Syzable;2832533

Which problems were Vauxhall getting complaints over.........was it the … Which problems were Vauxhall getting complaints over.........was it the bonnet catch or releasing handbrakes? or both?



Wasn't that renualt Clio's

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MANJ_007;2832534

uuuuuuugggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!Had a citroen once - never again!!!!



Dont like Citroens, most reliable cars are Japanese and got one at the moment well around 3!!

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Syzable;2832533

Which problems were Vauxhall getting complaints over.........was it the … Which problems were Vauxhall getting complaints over.........was it the bonnet catch or releasing handbrakes? or both?



bonnet catch problem was with old renault clios

Foosball Chum;2832563

Wasn't that renualt Clio's



I think it was with the bonnet thingy..........but i'm sure it was Vauxhall with the handbrake problem.

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What caused it?[/QUOTE]

Faulty Servo, I think.

we were going to buy a reanult espace but the handbrake is electric. you push a button to pull the handbrake lol

Naeem786;2832565

Dont like Citroens, most reliable cars are Japanese and got one at the … Dont like Citroens, most reliable cars are Japanese and got one at the moment well around 3!!



Well stick with them, you know it makes sense.. ;-)

i had a turbo diesel Corsa, it was always going wrong and I was so glad when i got rid of it. Now have a turbo deisel golf esate and i love it, never goes wrong and just feels so well built!

I've got a Astra CDTI 55 plate and it's really reliable. No problems with it at all.. I've had it just over two years..

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Inactive;2832600

Well stick with them, you know it makes sense.. ;-)



Want a diesel they all petrol!! Yaris are best as last forever and good on petrol!!

EBT;2832612

i had a turbo diesel Corsa, it was always going wrong and I was so glad … i had a turbo diesel Corsa, it was always going wrong and I was so glad when i got rid of it. Now have a turbo deisel golf esate and i love it, never goes wrong and just feels so well built!



My mate having problems his just cuts out???

edna_clouds;2832622

I've got a Astra CDTI 55 plate and it's really reliable. No problems with … I've got a Astra CDTI 55 plate and it's really reliable. No problems with it at all.. I've had it just over two years..



Thats what im looking to get!!

Naeem786;2832636

Want a diesel they all petrol!! Yaris are best as last forever and good … Want a diesel they all petrol!! Yaris are best as last forever and good on petrol!!



But they are a girls car.

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Syzable;2832654

But they are a girls car.



lol...They nice and nippy and good for a run around!! Corolla's (New Shape) are nice to got one!!

Naeem786;2832434

My mate said his Corsa was playing up and told me to stay away from … My mate said his Corsa was playing up and told me to stay away from Vauxhall, hopefully get a diesel and got a petrol car!!



dont mean to sound funny, but we genuinely have about 8000 Vauxhall Astra's and Vauxhall is all we have dealt with for the last 6 years. If our fleet maintenance manager is not aware of any problems with the Astra's then there aren't any.

As I say the Vectra's are a different story altogether.

You may get a response from someone on here saying they have had issue's, but 1 bad apple doesn't mean the whole apple tree is faulty. We may have seen 1 or 2 problems with an Astra, but but in 8000 Astra's that isn't a great deal.

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dmccabe;2832667

dont mean to sound funny, but we genuinely have about 8000 Vauxhall … dont mean to sound funny, but we genuinely have about 8000 Vauxhall Astra's and Vauxhall is all we have dealt with for the last 6 years. If our fleet maintenance manager is not aware of any problems with the Astra's then there aren't any.As I say the Vectra's are a different story altogether.You may get a response from someone on here saying they have had issue's, but 1 bad apple doesn't mean the whole apple tree is faulty. We may have seen 1 or 2 problems with an Astra, but but in 8000 Astra's that isn't a great deal.



I know, just asking around as going to get one soon, thats what cars do give you problems!!

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Syzable;2832654

But they are a girls car.



He might be gay :roll:

Naeem786;2832665

lol...They nice and nippy and good for a run around!! Corolla's (New … lol...They nice and nippy and good for a run around!! Corolla's (New Shape) are nice to got one!!



I'm too tall. I'd have to remove the front seat and sit in the back. lol

Naeem786;2832686

I know, just asking around as going to get one soon, thats what cars do … I know, just asking around as going to get one soon, thats what cars do give you problems!!



Good luck, I bet that you go back to Jap quality after a year or so.. ;-)

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DLM;2832713

He might be gay :roll:



:thumbsup:

Syzable;2832718

I'm too tall. I'd have to remove the front seat and sit in the back. lol



lol...What car you got? 4x4?

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Inactive;2832732

Good luck, I bet that you go back to Jap quality after a year or so.. ;-)



Dont keep my cars more than a year!!

dcx_badass;2832746

Vauxhall =



lol....They that bad!!! :?

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Naeem786;2832735

:thumbsup:lol...What car you got? 4x4?



We did have but we now have a MG 120 ZT, i love it :-D

japanese cars are excellent if there petrol. used to have a K reg previa 2.4 and it never had to go to the garage to get fixed. now we have a 06 plate previa D4D and its been to the main dealer like 3 times to get the turbo replaced and the clutch and something else.

Naeem786;2832735

:thumbsup:lol...What car you got? 4x4?



One of them funny Espace's with a button for a handbrake. :lol:

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ALICOM007;2832766

japanese cars are excellent if there petrol. used to have a K reg previa … japanese cars are excellent if there petrol. used to have a K reg previa 2.4 and it never had to go to the garage to get fixed. now we have a 06 plate previa D4D and its been to the main dealer like 3 times to get the turbo replaced and the clutch and something else.



Was about to get a D4D Corolla instead got a T3 Petrol, heard the diesel engines play up alot!!

Syzable;2832769

One of them funny Espace's with a button for a handbrake. :lol:



you have that? how is it?

Naeem786;2832780

Was about to get a D4D Corolla instead got a T3 Petrol, heard the diesel … Was about to get a D4D Corolla instead got a T3 Petrol, heard the diesel engines play up alot!!



yes they do. i love jap cars but there not so good with diesels

ALICOM007;2832786

you have that? how is it?



It's fine. Brilliant motors.

Kids love it. They sit and watch DVD's on journeys so we have peace all the way.

If you want a Japanese diesel, why not look at the Mazda's? I have a '52' Mazda 6 2.0 Diesel, with 128,000 miles on the clock, and haven't had a single problem with it in over a year

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peodude;2832841

If you want a Japanese diesel, why not look at the Mazda's? I have a '52' … If you want a Japanese diesel, why not look at the Mazda's? I have a '52' Mazda 6 2.0 Diesel, with 128,000 miles on the clock, and haven't had a single problem with it in over a year



I'll look out for that car in the Manchester area :whistling:
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