The Vectra. Thanks to a now notorious debut on television in 1995, the car had become a joke before it arrived in showrooms.
A more modern-looking replacement for the Cavalier, its problems ran deeper than just being ‘boring’.
Many criticisms were addressed with a facelift in 1999, but it wasn’t until it was replaced in 2002, with the ‘New Vectra, New Rules’ advertising campaign was it able to lay to rest the ghosts of the original. Except that it didn’t.