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    Hi all,

    Not an owner just yet. Looking to get new shape oil burning Insignia Tourer to replace my trusty Saab 9-3 Sportwagon.

    Come from a Vauxhall’s-Opel background, manly older stuff though. Mantas, Senators, MkII Astras and the like.

    Joined up to find out about what to look for, what to avoid and all that good stuff.

    Found a few year old SRi VX-lines and Elites. Any thoughts, advice, anything else gratefully received!

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    Welcome along.
    good old Saab, very informative on here,question away.

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    welcome buddy
    500 MONKEY NINJA TURTLE JEDI BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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    ,Welcome
    Insignia 16 T Elite,Royal Blue non Nav.Elite Spec:
    Heko Wind Deflectors,Alloy Pedal Covers.Led full Interior,Polished Alloy Door Pins,Osram Diadem Opel RearIindicator Bulbs,Led Reverse Light Upgrade,Gear Surround Red Leds,Led reg plate lights

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    Hi,

    The Insignia B hasn't been around long enough for any major issues to have raised their ugly head yet. They were reports of some issues on some of the petrols but not heard anything about the diesels yet. I think the Insignia B shares the same diesel engine as the Facelift Insignia A which has been pretty reliable since it's launch in late 2013. As for the car itself. I've owned mine from new and its a lovely car. Drives really well and the safety features along with the cabin's premium feel make it such a nice place to be whether it be town driving, motorway or country.

    You'll get more gadgets on an elite including the Matrix led headlights so it might be worth considering when looking. Though if you do go for an SRi some of us have fitted some excellent after market led bulbs so which ever you decide to buy, you don't need to get stuck with the terrible yellow halogens.
    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, I am up the road in Cleethorpes. Nice to have you aboard, you have a good Vauxhall heritage behind you.

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    Welcome

    Go for the elite, as you will get all the toys.
    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.

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    Thanks for the welcome all, looks a friendly place!

    Loved the look of the VX line but the Elite is well packed with toys. What I didn’t know about was the AWD system on the Elite as standard. It seems potentially problematic and expensive. What can be done to look after it? And how long can I expect it to last without major bills?

    Other than this the new Insignia seems a good buy for a year old car with around 10k on the clock.

    Oh, one other question, can the towing pack be fitted retrospectively and programmed into the ESP?

    Thanks in advance

 

 

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