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    Hi all,

    Looks like a great forum with loads of contributors. Here's hoping I don't need to ask any stoopid questions

    I've had a few cars over the years, did ok with diy car mechanics learning from colleagues and the hard way, then got lazy when I had a company car.

    I had a 2011 2.0D siggy as a company car hand-me-down in 2012. Mostly HATED it TBH, I think it had a hard life before I got it. First time with a regular diesel turbo after driving petrol for over 25y, so in fairness stalling it repeatedly for about 6 months was partly my fault. Always struck me as unresponsive though, slow off the mark, and economy wasn't great.

    I got a brand new Siggy company car in late 2015, which I've just bought from the fleet co. Best car I've ever had, totally different to the 2011 heap.

    Now it's properly 'mine' I'll be looking at fitting a little sub, and maybe retro fitting a trackpad. I'm no fan of touchscreens while on the move - I miss that centre console knob from my 2011...
    I need to get the alloys restored
    I need to do more detailing...

    Stuff I like
    Driveability, handling, comfort, load space, economy, but still powerful enough for me.
    Text lady trying to read out txts

    Stuff I don't like
    Navi 900 touchscreen responsiveness and Infotainment glitches. I can play Russian Roulette reading out a text message containing emojis: it could be silent, maybe lock up or even shut down the whole infotainment system.
    Poor lacquer on the alloys. Had all 4 replaced under warranty, but they look as bad now 3 years later.

    Cheers :-)

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    After a clean & polish a while ago

    Mine's on the right, when there were a load of company Siggies. About 3 or 4 adjacent registrations.
    Two of around 10 company Siggies before they finished the scheme. There were 3 or 4 adjacent registrations, but I never managed to capture more than a couple lined up :-(

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    Hello,WelcomeNice motor.
    Insignia Elite 16T,Royal Blue non Nav. + added,
    Heko Wind Deflectors,Alloy Pedal Covers.Led full Interior,Polished Alloy Door Pins,Osram Diadem Opel Rear indicator Bulbs,Led Reverse Light Upgrade,Gear Surround Red Leds,Led reg plate lights,Nighteye Fog lamp Bulbs,Osram Night Breaker Laser Cornering Bulbs,Rear Sunblinds,Nextbase 522GW front/rear window cam,upgraded front speakers,SS Exhaust,6000k Xenon Bulbs,Thinkdiag Diagnostic Tool


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      • #4
        Yooooooohoooooooo robVX
        what a lovely pair .

        467-35667 carry on up the caber !



        • #5
          Hi Rob


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            MATTG - 2016 - 2.0 ELITE 170
            Usual Elite specification;Dancing lights, up/down windows, sliding seats, on board atlas, slippery seats, musical bumpers, storm detectors, tubeless radio, female knight rider communication system, all seeing windscreen, cherry air freshener, auto moaning passengers, learner driver, shiny door pins, rear boom box, Heko smoked window hats, rear window sunglasses, 10 million candle flame reversing lights, matching number plate lights, shiny pedals, front and rear all seeing eyes, fully integrated interrogation system, empty bank account .


            • #7
              Welcome Rob to the best place for everything Insignia


              • #8
                ​2015 Sri vx line nav BiTurbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.Irmscher side skirts.


                • #9
                  LED interior lights. Chrome mirror caps & door handle covers. LED reverse light bulbs. Pedal box. Atomic Alloys. Steel Structure spare wheel. Boot floor risers. Rear exit exhaust & rear valance. M Y ‘15’ front grille.


                  • #10
                    Hi Rob,

                    Nice intro!
                    2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18” powder coated alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front sports seats with driver’s AGR - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - OnStar connection - Wifi hotspot - 8” colour touchscreen Navi 900 incorporating AA/ACP and DAB