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Now selling at SGD189,888.

 

Even more ex than the previous version.

Wonder how many they can sell.

The depreciation of this will be many times the stinger. Value will literally drop like a ton of bricks!
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The depreciation of this will be many times the stinger. Value will literally drop like a ton of bricks!

This kind of car best is buy and drive for 10 years and not sell halfway.

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This kind of car best is buy and drive for 10 years and not sell halfway.

I think it’s best to buy when the 1st owner gets rid of it. Edited by Mkl22

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http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/motoring/badge-of-honour

 

It's going to be a hard sell IMO... at 150k, maybe...

 

 

There are two types of rare cars. Something like the Pagani Zonda is one, while Opel's Insignia is the other.

No one whipped out their mobile phone to take a picture of the Insignia Grand Sport during my three-day test-drive. It's a shame. The new Opel is really quite peachy.

In size and form, the executive sedan sits in the same ballpark as the Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat. The car is longer, wider and taller than the Mazda 6, but its wheelbase is 1mm shorter at 2,829mm. Against the Volkswagen Passat, it is larger all around.

Performance-wise, the Opel's 260-horse, 400Nm 2-litre four-cylinder turbo clearly outguns the Mazda's normally aspirated 2.5-litre unit and the Passat's similar 2-litre turbo.

However, the Passat 2.0 R-Line - which goes for about the same price as the Insignia Grand Sport - is the swiftest of the three.

At the wheel, the Insignia shines with its easy acceleration in the mid-range power band. But its kick-down response can be a little tentative at times.

With an eight-speed transmission versus six-speeders in the other two cars, the Insignia's long-leggedness comes into play at higher speeds. Its maximum velocity of 250kmh is the highest of the three.

On Singapore roads, the car's 8.6 litre/100km fuel economy is also a tad more realistic than the 6-plus or so stated for the other two cars.

When cruising, the Opel excels with its relaxed cushiness. While comfort mode offers the most fluid ride, sport mode is preferred for more controlled rebound.

In fact, sport mode is preferable all round, giving the car the best steering and throttle response - without compromising comfort or refinement.

On the move, the Opel exhibits the same breezy lightness as the Passat, with as little vibration but with smoother progress through the gears.

Its all-wheel-drive system puts the car in the same league as Audi's quattro line-up. Like all modern all-wheel-drives, it does not rob the car of its spontaneity under normal driving conditions and should give it an edge under abnormal conditions.

The Insignia's main letdown is its cabin furnishing. Hard, unyielding plastics overwhelm the interior, giving the car a touch-and-feel which does not quite gel with its price tag.

 

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I think Astra will continue to steal its show.  [laugh]

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Wow it's selling from 129888 in ST today.. now that's conpetitive!

It doesn't seem stripped bare either.

Insignia anyone? This could be the last open designed pre PSA car.

If the build quality holds and the service centre delivers this could be this year's VFM car.

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Price is really good for a German car close to a 5er size.

The likes of the VW, Opel, Ford, Citroën, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, Seat are no different to the likes of the Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru etc...

 

All are mass market brands... German or Jap or Korean make no difference IMHO

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The likes of the VW, Opel, Ford, Citroën, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, Seat are no different to the likes of the Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru etc...

 

All are mass market brands... German or Jap or Korean make no difference IMHO

For me a conti just feel different the moment you closed the door. Will be staying put with conti for now and put up with the so call reliability issues they might have.

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i am also shortlisting this car for my next change :D

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before u decide on insignia....check on the competence level of the AD first. like seriously.

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before u decide on insignia....check on the competence level of the AD first. like seriously.

 

any advice on how to check on the competency of AD? Based on owners' feedbacks/reviews?

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Just get a feel from bro Johnny's experience and posts in the astra thread :)

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any advice on how to check on the competency of AD? Based on owners' feedbacks/reviews?

Right now my car is sent in for the nth time in AG

 

Will wait till the outcome before giving a loooong story from day 1 till now.

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Hi johnny..do u get a courtesy car ?

Yes. A cruze. Driving better than my Astra can you believe it.

 

I'm actually driving the cruze sporty that I couldn't do on the Astra risking understeer

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OMGGGGGGGG. Tell AG contra the car lah. A same date Cruze for yr Astra!!!

Edited by Digthis1

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before u decide on insignia....check on the competence level of the AD first. like seriously.

Just service the car outside when warranty over

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it's sold as buick in the US. just a run of the mill family car brand pls don't associate it with german makes like audi bmw and merc..

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it's sold as buick in the US. just a run of the mill family car brand pls don't associate it with german makes like audi bmw and merc..

Buick is GM's mass luxury brand though, positioned above Chevy and a touch below Cadillac.

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just an update to bros interested in Opel.

 

my car is finally fixed. wont go into details but posted in the astra thread.

 

make your informed decision!

 

Insignia should be made in Germany.

 

Astra should be Poland or UK

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Sigh... many dealers seem to be fixated on merely meeting sales target and forgetting about after sales. The thing is, there is significant money to be made because the cars need servicing and now the whole free service has messed things up. They can't cope, sell too many cars and leave buyers with a bitter aftertaste...

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Sigh... many dealers seem to be fixated on merely meeting sales target and forgetting about after sales. The thing is, there is significant money to be made because the cars need servicing and now the whole free service has messed things up. They can't cope, sell too many cars and leave buyers with a bitter aftertaste...

 

Its all in the margins, which is larger then usual to make up for the little sales that they can get.

 

So, the relationship is like the bus driver and the passenger.

 

You get up the bus, you pay the fare. He drive you from A to B. You get off the destination. Transaction complete.

 

No more dealings and not interested anymore.

 

Very Transnational. Dont expect them to meet you for coffee when you next see them at the service date.

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