200,000 miles... and never left me stranded
Added: 9th of May 2019
Bought my 2.2 Vectra Elite estate with 16k on the clock in 2009 and it's just rolled over to 200k miles. It's been an excellent motorway car and has never left me stranded. It is, however, on its third fuel pump: a well known weakness on these cars. I bought it originally because of its carrying capacity: the boot space is huge when the passenger seats are flat. Other than shocks, tyres (stopped buying Goodyears after a few years as they're so expensive), brakes and service items, not much has had to be replaced, though it had a new exhaust system at around 150k miles. I dislike the 'one touch' indicators, as most owners seem to. They lead to comic (and sometimes sketchy) situations on motorways where you try to correct the indicator to turn it off which then turns on the flasher on the opposite side. The electric boot (on this Elite model, which was supposed to lift or descend with a touch of a button on the fob) was one of the first things to fail on the car. Avoid if you can. I've been happy with the car's torque and reliability; electrics are proving to be the car's weak spot, with wiring starting to degrade and little problems arising (like passenger window not working from that side etc). I've had it serviced regularly every year and except for some bodywork issues starting to show themselves, I can see no reason why it shouldn't keep going for another 20 or 30 thousand miles.