Got my motor on 1st march done nearly 4k now it hasnt put a foot wrong. Had seen the antara around but to be honest thought they would be out of my price range but was amazed at the deal and the trade in. Considering i only went out to price some snow tyres cameback with a new car, bought mine then read the reviews ( NOT VERY BRIGHT I KNOW) and nearly changed my mind, how pleased am I didnt, its built well has s good spec and is great to drive. As for the reviews I wonder have they actually been in the car. Having traded a quashqai for the antara which gets rave reviews cost a small fortune and isnt four wheel drive the vauxhall is a much better motor even though we loved the nissan. The bottom line is the best reviews are by the end user and thank god for sites like these as I would missed out s great car and excellent package from the dealer
Good to hear you are having a good time with your Antara. I know what you mean about weird reviews. I wrote to Whatcar to ask for an explanation of why they give the Antara a one star rating.
Here's how the conversation went.
Me to Whatcar.
"I was reading your review of the Antara, and couldn't really
work out why it has a one star rating. Every category in the full review is
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So my question is how do you get from three and four stars
for individual attributes to an overall one star rating. It just doesn't seem
to be logical.
This is especially puzzling as the user reviews seem to put
the overall score at 4 stars.
Thank you for your time."
Whatcar to me."Hello Mr Inchindown,
When the Antara was launched, it was a three-star car, but
it now feels incredibly dated compared with newer rivals - its ride comfort,
refinement, emissions and quality are all amongst the worst in the class.
This means it is now impossible for us to recommend the
Antara, which is why we downgraded it to one star. Unfortunately, due to a
technical fault, the star ratings for individual areas reverted to their
previous settings. This has now been corrected and I apologise for any
confusing caused.Please feel free to contact me again if I can be or any
Me to Whatcar."I have to say I'm a little surprised and disappointed with your
I simply can't accept your view the Antara is among the worst in
I have just purchased a new Antara SE Nav 184 Auto this month.
Before ordering, I did extensive research and had test drives with eight
different cars and the Antara was by far the best driving experience and the
standard trim level was superior to the standard offerings from all the other
The cars I tested were as follows.
Vauxhall AntaraVW TiguanNissan QashqaiHyundai IX35BWX X1Kia SportageFor KugaHonda CRV
My own experience as an owner, albeit a short one, is that
Antara is certainly no one star car. It is powerful, fast, comfortable and
stable on the road. It is good in the snow and is no worse on fuel economy than
the Volvo it replaced.
I'm afraid when I see reviews like yours, which are so far off
the mark on the Antara, I find it hard to take any of your other reviews
seriously. It makes me wonder if you have simply got a downer on all things
Thank you for your time."
Whatcar to me.
"Hello Mr Inchindown,
We stand by our comments, and will have to agree to disagree
about the Antara's merits relative to rivals, but I'm pleased to hear that you
are happy with your car.
I would, however, like to make the point that we most
certainly don't have a downer on all things Vauxhall. When the current Corsa
was launched we gave it our overall Car of the Year award, while the Ampera won
our Green Car of the Year award a couple of years ago. It's just a pity some of
the other models in Vauxhall's range weren't developed to such high standard"
Gave upafter that as it was like talking to a brick wall. I really don't know where these reviewers get their reviews from. It makes you wonder if they just make them up in the office.