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The Vectra C XP

 Car: Vauxhall Vectra C 2.2ltr SRi Auto – XPII ( Xpack ) ( Facelift )

As much as I wanted the VXR the amount of use, the type of driving I am doing now a days ( eg motorway ) and the credit crunch ( circa 2008 ) pushed me to re-evaluate what I wanted next. I was holding out the new Insignia arrived but having seen the preview pictures around the community I knew it would not be a car I would ever buy unless some thing amazing happened. ( Yep you heard right ).

But I still wanted a VXR because it actually made the Vectra C look good in the body kit it came with….. and then Vauxhall released the XPII. The XP ( or x-pack ) is basically the SRI with a body kit from the VXR on and some other trim items which means it is a cheap car to run compared to its bigger brother. Further more the version I have has the optional 19″ wheels ( tbh it was a must for me ) which look better than the VXR’s and have earned them the name ‘snow flakes’. The XPII ( facelift ) is based on the new chasse designed for UK roads and boy is it nice even compared to the sports setup of the GSI ! The last item that sold it for me was the fact that all XPIIs come with colour nav not that I would use it in the long run but it did mean I had an external GPS aerial for my system already installed.

This particular XPII also has a 5 speed auto box which as I said before is ideal for my day to day driving but when I want that little extra control all I need to do is slide it over in the gate and I have a fully selectable manual box.

This particular car did not last that long after having major problems with it and spending just over three months in the local dealership I took it back to Nidd Vale where I bought it from and purchased a Saab 93…. which BTW is slightly more expensive than this car when it was new but has loads of extras, a better gear box and is actually the same car underneath.

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Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2i 16v Direct 5 door – £18,025

Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2i 16v Direct Price –£18,025 – on the road

 

Engine Cubic Capacity – 2198 cc
Transmission 6 Speed – Manual 
5 Speed – Automatic
Automatic Transmission optional – £1,340 extra
Body Style  – Hatchback
Driven Wheels – Front (FWD)

Insurance Group
Car Insurance Group
11 – above average to insure.
Fuel Consumption and Capacities
Fuel Type  – Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Capacity – 61 litres / 13.4 gallons
Cost To Fill Tank – £72.65

 

Vauxhall Vectra Fuel Consumption :: (SRi 2.2i 16v Direct Manual)

 

Urban Fuel – 27.4 mpg
Extra Urban – 47.9 mpg
Combined – 37.7 mpg

 

Theoretical Range to Empty – 506 miles
Fuel cost per 12,000 miles
£1,723.41 or £0.144 per mile
   

Vauxhall Vectra Fuel Consumption :: (SRi 2.2i 16v Direct Automatic)

 

Urban Fuel – 25 mpg
Extra Urban – 46.3 mpg
Combined – 35.3 mpg

 

Theoretical Range to Empty – 474 miles
Fuel cost per 12,000 miles
£1,840.59 or £0.153 per mile

 

Cost of Fuel used above
£1.191  – Unleaded Petrol


Cost per Gallon of Unleaded Petrol
£5.414  – Unleaded Petrol

 

Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2i 16v Direct 5 door Engine Data
Cubic Capacity – 2198 cc
Cylinders – 4
Valves – 16v
Power – 155@5600 ps/rpm
Torque – 162@3800 lb/ft
Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2i 16v Direct 5 door Performance
Maximum Speed – 135 mph – (Man)
Maximum Speed – 130 mph – (Auto)
0 – 60 mph (acceleration) – 8.6 seconds – (Man)
0 – 60 mph (acceleration) – 9.5 seconds – (Auto)
Vauxhall Vectra SRi 2.2i 16v Direct 5 door CO2 Emissions (Green Label)

Emissions Class – EU4

CO2 Exhaust Emissions – 180 g/km ( Manual Transmission )

CO2 Exhaust Emissions – 192 g/km ( Automatic Transmission )

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Warranty & Servicing Schedule
Warranty
3 years / 60000 miles
Servicing Schedule
20000 miles

Vauxhall Vectra Dimensions and Capacities
Length 4611 mm – 15’2″
Width 1798 mm – 5’11” – exc. mirrors
Height 1460 mm – 4’9″
Wheel Base 2700 mm – 8’10”
Split/Fold Rear Seat standard
Boot Capacity 500 litres (min) / 1050 litres (max)
Gross Weight 1950 kg
Kerb Weight 1428 kg
Towing Limit (braked) 1500 kg
Comfort
Power Steering standard
Air Conditioning standard
Climate Control not applicable
Electric Front Windows standard
Rear Electric Windows not applicable
Manual Sunroof not applicable
Electric Sunroof optional – £600
Electric Mirrors standard
Leather Seats not applicable
Cruise Control standard
Alloy Wheels standard ( 19″ optional )
Metallic Paint optional – £350
Safety and Security
ABS – Anti Lock Brakes standard
ESP – Electronic Stability optional – £400 extra
Front Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners standard
Driver Airbag standard
Passenger Airbag standard
Front Side Airbags standard
Alarm standard
Immobiliser standard
Central Locking standard
Rear Parking Sensors optional – £425 extra
In Car Entertainment and Satellite Navigation
Radio/CD with RDS standard
Satellite Navigation optional – £790 ( Standard in the XP )
DVD Player not applicable

 

Mods Added By My Self

 

Smoked Side Repeaters

Chrome door locks

1/4 wave FM Aerial

Custom Boot Liner

Autoglym Lifeshine

Key
 
 – Standard
 – Optional
 – Not Available / Applicable
 – Currently Being Researched, please check with your local Vauxhall Dealer
Body Style:
 – Saloon
 – Estate
 – Hatchback
 – MPV / People Carrier
 – SUV / 4×4 / Four Wheel Drive
 – Coupe
 – Convertible
Fuel:
 – Super Unleaded Petrol
 – Unleaded Petrol
 – Diesel
 – BiFuel
 – Hybrid ( Petrol / Electric or BioFuel)
* car icons do not represent specific models nor are they to scale.

 

The Vectra C’s OEM Sat Nav System

 

Above is the VGA connection for the screen to be used at some point for the CarPC once I know how to.

Above you can see the FM and Sat aerial connections. FM is the white one and Sat Nav is the blue one. These for reference are called Fakra connections and are used extensively in the automotive industry