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Hello everyone.

I owned my car for almost 1 year and drove it for 14400 km. It was 2WD with MT and entry level Invite trim line.

I enjoyed the the time i drove my car. I know that it was lack of some options but it was very agile and fast despite it was a crossover.

The main reasons to sell were the throttle instability at the takeoff (we have already discussed this at the forum), and the low top speed for that power output.

Also i gave up the idea of investing money on wheels and springs. My wheels were 215/70/16 and i wanted to change them to 225/55/18. Also i was expecting some quality springs to be produced.

In the end i returned to my old Insignia. I didn't sell it when i bought Eclipse. Now i will wait for the facelift operation. I hope the manufacturer fixes those flaws and the distributer brings better options with MT models.

I will be here and follow the updates :)
 

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Well you have made a decision and can understand your reasoning. In the meantime enjoy your Insignia and hope to see you back in a facelift Eclipse Cross or even an ASX sometime in the future.
 

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That's a shame, but it's your decision. I'd recommend going for a higher trim level on your next purchase. I know people tell me that I paid too much for the top of the line model with the extra packages, but I'f i'm using it every day, I'd regret being a cheapskate more.
 

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Sad to hear. I am like @Lunatic59 and went for the top of the line Australian model with SAWD and all the extras but I have added a lot of tweaks to fill the gaps that I think there EC has in terms of styling (both interior and exterior). The US models have the best feature set of all geo's but they charge extra for the add ons to make money. Don't regret the purchase but its horses for courses. I do like the Insignia. Here in Oz it's marketed as the Commodore but GM have announced they will end import of the rebadged Insignia next year along with the Astra also an Opel model. They're becoming an SUV and Pick Up only business in Australia. The Koreans and Japanese have the small, medium and large sedan market sewn up here. Enjoy the car which matches your passion I say...
 
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