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    Learner Driver colinr's Avatar
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    Potential new Insignia owner

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    Hi, I am considering buying my friend's 65-plate 1.6 CDTI SRI hatchback off her. She's had it since new, it has a FSH, just ticked over 40,000 miles. A few parking bumps but that's it. I drive it often and I like it.

    I currently drive a Ford Mondeo Mk4 which is getting long in the tooth. The reason I'm posting here is because I'm hoping to find some answers about the ease of upgrading the Insignia with parts from higher-spec models. For instance, my Mondeo started life as an absolute base model and is now all but indistinguishable from a Titanium or a Titanium-X; I've added numerous items easily and cheaply e.g. auto-dimming mirrors, heated and vented half leather interior, automatic wipers, upgraded trip computer, and so on. All of it was fairly cheap and very straightforward.

    I'm not so interested in doing anything to the performance as my cars tend to be used for long-distance motorway driving throughout Europe so comfort, reliability and economy are very important.

    So I would like to know... if I go ahead with this purchase, what can I do to spec it up a bit? I'd be interested in fitting heated folding mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a rear seatback with an arm rest would be nice. As I said, appearance and performance aren't really that important.

    What have you done to yours?

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    Street Racer Witty's Avatar
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    You can fit the folding mirrors but think you will need the BCMs and a reprogram to make them work. The rear seats are interchangeable. So should not be a problem.
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    ,Welcome,post some pics up!
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    Hi,

    The rear seat is deffo doable but other members will need to help you with the other bits. I think I've heard a few have fitted power fold mirrors though.
    2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18” bi colour 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 Androidauto/Apple CarPlay and DAB

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    Welcome. You could alway look at elite spec insignias instead of this one as they come fully loaded

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    Welcome buddy
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    Hi welcome ,the car sounds really good for short runs being a 1.6 petrol but in a big car touring around france it might get a bit expensive compared to a diesel.

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    Folding mirrors dont need programming. Just mirrors, wiring and the switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by conno57 View Post
    being a 1.6 petrol

    thought cdti was a diesel

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    Lol i just got some 3+ manifi lenses as well and still cant read

 

 
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