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Chicane-UK

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3,823 posts

82 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Haven't had much love for many Vauxhalls in the last few years I have to say, and models such as the Insignia (I liked to refer to it as the Insignifica) did nothing to further my feelings about where they were going.

But I have to say, was taking a walk into town earlier today and saw an Insignia VXR parked up and it was handsome and purposeful enough that it made me stop in my tracks and have a good look at it. I could tell it was a version of the Insignia but couldn't quite bring myself to believe it... very nice looking car, and had some fairly serious sized Brembo stoppers at front suggesting it must pack a reasonable powerplant. Off to go do some research on them now! smile

volvoforlife

724 posts

60 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Doesn't it have exactly the same powerplant as the previous Vectra VXR?

Chicane-UK

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3,823 posts

82 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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321BHP turbo V6 apparently and 4WD...!

M3_chaz

267 posts

159 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Not a bad car IMO. I drove one on track and it was a nice big car. I'd find it hard to recomend as a trackday toy but as a everyday road car it's got to be good news. I see they are nice and cheap now as well

DennisTheMenace

15,580 posts

165 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Saw one the other day coming off the m5 at taunton , went like a stabbed rat up the road ! looked pretty good imo.

danyeates

6,669 posts

119 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Is white the new new "in" colour for VXR's?

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/list.asp?s=1006&a...

rottie102

3,386 posts

81 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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...or you could get a PROPER Vauxhall VXR wink

McSam

6,509 posts

72 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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rottie102 said:
...or you could get a PROPER Vauxhall VXR wink
^ This, I couldn't justify spending that much money on a hot Vauxhall without it being a VXR8..

The Insignia is supposed to be (for the sector and the current market) a decent contender, if a bit dull and disconnected. A step below the Audi/BMW/Merc offerings, but only one step now. A lot better than the Vectra, by all accounts, and they do sound nice and hooligan-y, but I'll let a driver/owner carry on wink

Chicane-UK

Original Poster:

3,823 posts

82 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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danyeates said:
Is white the new new "in" colour for VXR's?

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/list.asp?s=1006&a...
The one I saw was in white too...

So you can buy one of these packing 320BHP for virtually the same price as a Golf R. Hmm.... that'd be a tough one I have to say!

Chicane-UK

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3,823 posts

82 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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5,000 miles and one year old.. and 1/3 off RRP already!

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2115935.htm

That's some pretty hefty depreciation!

DAVEVO9

2,711 posts

164 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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Chicane-UK said:
321BHP turbo V6 apparently and 4WD...!
Came across one of these last week..

Met blue it was. Don't know if it was standard but I had to go some to pull away from it!

Didn't know they were 4WD though.

T0M

515 posts

74 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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You can get them pre-reg with delivery mileage for £25k from a couple of VX dealers. That's with Nav, met paint, 20 inch rims, Half leather 'tombstone' recaro's.

boomboompow

2,729 posts

81 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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In estate form for me please lick


Waugh-terfall

18,483 posts

97 months

Sunday 24th October 2010
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They sound pretty bloody fruity, look alright too...

Peter Tomalin runs an Arden Blue Estate on the EVO Fast Fleet, I'd look there first if in the market for a new Audi S4...

TotalControl

7,122 posts

95 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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How do these fair up against the Passat 4WD and cc 4WD then, as I imagine that's what it's competing against too?

Patrick Bateman

6,854 posts

71 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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Have to see they look rather nice, very impressed with the interiors of the Insignia as well.

frosted

3,549 posts

74 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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How much would you loose if you paid 30k for sporty insignia in err .... lets say 6 months ?



Waugh-terfall

18,483 posts

97 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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TotalControl said:
How do these fair up against the Passat 4WD and cc 4WD then, as I imagine that's what it's competing against too?
Actually, I'm surprised noone seems to have done an Insignia VXR vs Passat R36 group test...

Lakeland9

172 posts

65 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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Looks good and spec is excellent.Trouble is the depreciation will be like driving it off a cliff. The 5000 miler for £20k above looks tempting though....

Chicane-UK

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3,823 posts

82 months

Monday 25th October 2010
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I'm glad folks are sharing the love for these then, and that I'm not just going nuts! To be fair though they are only £5,000 cheaper than an Audi S4 when new though I suspect standard equipment on these would be significantly better than the Audi..

Nice RS4 style Recaro's, big Brembo brakes...

Think they look phenomenal in white as well. Not as keen on them in blue.