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Entry-level diesel Insignia wagon proves to be a fine workhorse

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Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia is only small details away from rivalling the class best

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25 March 2009

Good car though it seems to be, it's still hideous.

And who thought a wraparound tailgate was a good idea?! Just more expense in terms of designing stronger hinging mechanisms to support the massive bit of metal, and putting those weird mini-lights in the boot when just designing a normal tailgate would have sufficed....

Nice wheels though!

25 March 2009

Ahh they finally put the structure wheels into production, I remember reading about them a couple of years ago, and thinking, good idea. They look quite good too.

25 March 2009

[quote KarlosG]Ahh they finally put the structure wheels into production[/quote]

They've had them on the Astra for at least 2 years now. Club model i think.

25 March 2009

[quote KarlosG]

Ahh they finally put the structure wheels into production, I remember reading about them a couple of years ago, and thinking, good idea. They look quite good too.

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They had the structure wheels on the previous Vectra, along with the Meriva, Astra and Zafira for a couple of years now. As you say they look quite good; you've probably seen them and thought they were Alloys. Ford has copied the idea as well for the Focus Style.

25 March 2009

I've got steel wheels with plastic trims that look like alloys on my Focus Style. Sounds naff but they look good and fooled a petrolhead friend of mine.

25 March 2009

I've put up some negative posts about the Insignia before but I have to say it's growing on me (like a wart maybe?). I wouldn't swap my C5 for one but it's a big improvement on the Vectra's I ran as company cars in the past.

I think it makes most sense as a basic diesel version, especially if you wait a few months and get one for what £12k?

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