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If you have ever owned a Vauxhall Sintra and had to replace any parts then let us know about your experience. You can share how the parts performed when fitted by leaving your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Vauxhall Sintra Overview

The Vauxhall Sintra is classed as a large MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) and is produced by the British automobile manufacturing company Vauxhall Motors. Vauxhall is a subsidiary of the German company Opel which is part of General Motors. This vehicle had a short life from 1996-99. The Sintra has mostly been long forgotten as they were known for their unreliability and unappealing image. On the upside, they are practical and spacious, and the V6 engine is pretty good. It doesn’t handle very well and has poor safety features. You will find a much better MPV on the market than this one. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Vauxhall Sintra?

Vauxhall Sintra History

The Sintra (1996-99) was manufactured by General Motors and is almost identical to the short wheel base version of the Chevrolet Venture. It was built in America and imported to Europe where it was sold as the Opel Sintra on the continent and the Vauxhall Sintra in the UK. This vehicle was built on the second generation U platform and engines were imported from Opel Europe to fit into these vehicles. The Sintra could seat from 5 – 8 people. The Sintra had major unreliability issues with very poor safety scores in the Euro safety tests. This led to it only having a short lifetime and being discontinued in 1999.



Fuel Economy

The Vauxhall Sintra had 2.2 and 3.0L petrol engines and a 2.2L diesel engine as options. The 2.2L diesel engine was the more economical and offered up to 35mpg. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember and take into consideration the fuel type, engine size and age of the vehicle when determining fuel economy.


The Vauxhall Sintra was only available as a 5-speed manual gearbox. How did you rate the performance of the gearbox on your Sintra? You can search for Sintra gearbox parts at our Vauxhall gearbox section.


If you are experiencing problems with parts on the Sintra, why not check our Sintra problems page here. We have Vauxhall Sintra gearbox parts available here at Breakeryard. You can search through our vast network of UK Breakers to find the parts for your vehicle at great prices. You can have a look at our Sintra parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact part you are looking for.