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Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Opel Vectra, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Opel Vectra. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Opel Vectra can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The second-generation Vauxhall Vectra appeared in 2002 and was facelifted in October 2005, which we cover here. A variety of engines was available, comprising 1.6-, 1.8-, 2.0-, 2.2- and 2.8-litre petrol engines and 1.9- and 3.0-litre diesels. The Vectra was available in 4-door saloon, 5-door hatchback and 5-door estate bodystyles. Depending on engine, the standard gearbox was either a 5- or 6-speed manual, with a 5- or 6-speed auto available as an option. An ‘Easytronic’ manual/automatic transmission, optionally available on certain models. Standard equipment includes power steering, air-conditioning, remote central locking, and electric windows. For the home mechanic, the Vectra is a relatively straightforward vehicle to maintain. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Vauxhall repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our repair manual for the Vauxhall Vectra is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.