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New Insignia VXR, it looks rather good

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I saw some pictures of this earlier in the week and to my eyes it looks pretty darn good. Add to that its 4wd and pumps out 321bhp and will cost circa 30k and this could be a nearly new bargain.

It just looks right some how and I had a quick sit in one last week when my better half's car was in for a service and inside its a very nice place to spend time, it really is impressive.

They need to sell cars and I think this is going to be a hit for those that don't want to go premium, I might even have a look at one myself. :o:grin:

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Must agree! Looking good!

Nicest VXR going.

However, I did like the old Vectra VXR (obviously)

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Nothing about that car does anything for me.

More badly built, massively depreciating, unreliable tosh from Vauxhall...

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I have seen a few of these in white, not the VXRs and they are better looker then old Vectras!

Only a few things that i dont like about VXR's is various auto mags have done video tests or drag races and the VXR8 just wasnt as quick as C class AMG, Lexus sport thing or 3 series and dident have the techolnolgy to put the power down.

Also i see three medals there, i think that went out of fashion and out of performance along time ago? Esp. as its Vauxhall clutch!

Geoff

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Nothing about that car does anything for me.

More badly built, massively depreciating, unreliable tosh from Vauxhall...

Thats interesting to me, many that I've mentioned the car to said it looks like an Audi or Merc in style terms. Autocar have got one long term and they said it feels like its incredibly well built up there with what the best german cars have to offer, time will tell if that shows true or not.

Also a quote in the magazine explained that one of the first cars one of the dealers sold was to a woman, who got an Insignia instead of a new Merc because it looked and felt so good. :D

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You can see some bows to German design in the interior (although Opel is German, so they probably had some influence, given the Insignia is supposed to be going to all world markets).

It just looks like another Euro box, like the B8 A4 does (with a dash of extra fuss with its front lights)

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Only a few things that i dont like about VXR's is various auto mags have done video tests or drag races and the VXR8 just wasnt as quick as C class AMG, Lexus sport thing or 3 series and dident have the techolnolgy to put the power down.

It also costs about 75% of the above. Saving a lot of outlay. Yes, it will depreciate faster, but in this current market everything drops like a stone anyway.

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There are a couple of Insignias on the cab fleet now, something about them just doesn't look right, I think the front and rear are too narrow, and it makes it look like a banana when you look at it from anything other than directly side on.

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I think the sport tourer is better looking than the hatch. In fact, possibly the best looking medium estate out there. Now that would be interesting in VXR form. :grin:

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In fact, possibly the best looking medium estate out there.

:roflmao:

Have you seen the facelifted 3 series tourer from the rear? +++

:P:p:p:p:p

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:roflmao:

I've never heard anyone say Vauxhalls are exciting!!! Next you'll be saying Daewoos are sexy :roflmao:

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I said it was good looking. And in VXR form, yes you could even say exciting.

But then it's all about opinions, and I'm more than happy mine seems to be different to yours. :P

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To be fair in VXR form I don't think it looks bad, although fairly American?, but I've seen a couple of non-VXRs on the road and thought they looked naff... and £30k? You'd have to be off your rocker...

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:Next you'll be saying Daewoos are sexy :roflmao:

Oh but they are. What's your problem...? :mad: :P

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Oh but they are. What's your problem...? :mad: :P

......................and the Kia Soul..............

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I think the sport tourer is better looking than the hatch. In fact, possibly the best looking medium estate out there. Now that would be interesting in VXR form. :grin:

They do the VXR in Tourer form too! +++

You lot are a bunch of hethens! :P

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......................and the Kia Soul..............

Oh now you're just being stupid :rolleyes::P

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You lot are a bunch of hethens! :P

Oh Cruiser, you're such a pleb. And being a BBC reporter as well, surely you should know it's "heathen" :rolleyes::roflmao:

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And being a BBC reporter as well, surely you should know it's "heathen" :rolleyes::roflmao:

I was so angry, I mis-typed.............:rolleyes:

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Yes, I can see the anger from here :D

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I still find the unreliable gibe quite ammusing based on my own experiences.

So far had maybe 30 Vauxhalls and 25 from VAG group and thus far the Vauxhalls have suffered far less from stupid faults, and those problems I have had have been fixed first time rather than me being told they cant find anything.... I did say own experience though, I am sure others have found VW / Audi to be far better, but for me given milesage covered the Vx has been far superior.

As for the insignia - I think it looks pretty good.

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The Insignia reminds me of the old Mazda Xedos.

Yup, reckon so...

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Does nothing for me, bit of a button-fest inside too by the look of things, it's just 'transport' at the end of the day.

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