Vauxhall VX Insignia Country Tourer 4x4 195 Bi-turbo 2015 review
Rugged looks, 4x4 ability, comfort, performance, high kerbweight for a 2.0lt estate.
Rough engine, not as smooth as previous Insignia 140 with a manual box. Dark paintwork (Emerald green) looks great when just washed but soon looks poor with just the slightest hint of dust.
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
Pretty good but with no self levelling, care needs to be taken to keep noseweight down to 90kg. Tows our t/a 1800kg Lunar Delta Ti well. With a high kerbweight, makes a sensible alternative to an SUV.
What's it like without the caravan?
Handles very well considering we had an SRi hatchback before. Put auto box into "sport" mode and the Country Tourer really flies. But then watch the mpg drop to the mid 30's.
Anything to look out for?
Would have cost £34k when new but picked the CT up at a year old with 10k miles on the clock for £18k. Came with sports leather/heated seats, heated steering wheel, reversing camera, nav, folding powered mirrors. Try to get one with as many OEM options as possible. The 163bhp version may suit those with lighter 'vans and has an auto or manual option. Sat nav is a complete waste of time - my £50 TomTom does a better job and provides more info.
Is it easy to live with?
Yes, boots a bit small but half of it is taken up with the dog.
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
Pentagon Mansfield - good buying experience and very rushed on the handover. Found out the a/c didn't work but as we live 150 miles away from Mansfield, Pentagon paid to have it sorted local to us at a main VX dealer.
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