Halfords Ratings and Reviews

Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial

Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial fits almost every factory base mount, irrespective of model or year
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
3.7
 out of 
5
(3 Reviews) 3
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (3 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
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2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Questions & Answers:
3 Questions | 4 Answers
Customer Reviews for Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial
Review 1 for Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Poor Reception Big Dissapointment,
August 29, 2014
By Tony2666Reading
from Reading Berkshire
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Style/Appearance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: looks nice
Cons: does not receive very well.
" I purchased this antenna on the strength of the review, for starters I ordered the Vauxhall Antenna and it came with the Ford Logo due to a failing in Halfords web site , that was exchanged.
Fitted the antenna and found the received signal was much worse than the basic wire wound under plastic about 20CMS. I emailed Richbrook and complained about the reception asked if there was an electrical length to this antenna and they confirmed there was not so all it consists of is an aluminium stub which cannot preform properly as an FM antenna ranged between 89-108 MGS due to it's electrical length being so short.
If Richbrook actually gave this product some thought it would be very easy to build a stylish short stub antenna based on a half wave dipole using the car body as a ground plane, the live side of the antenna being a wound wire antenna inside a plastic tube with the end sealed off. Cut the wire length to the middle of the band it wold work just fine. The appearance would be the same as now but it would perform well and receive a better signal.
My Knowledge of antenna design? Built several run my own amateur radio station so the knowledge levels good.
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: More than 3
Which Store did you visit? READING (SOUTH)
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Richbrook Vauxhal Aeriall,
January 05, 2014
By Kev54
from Tiverton Devon
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Style/Appearance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
" Excellent product stylish easily fitted with full instructions and a range of fittings to suit all Vauxhall models overall an excellent product "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Which Store did you visit? TIVERTON
+3points
4out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Stylish & Cool,
May 11, 2012
By comps66
from Portsmouth
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Style/Appearance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: stylish, good quality, crystal clear sound
Cons: cost
" Lets be honest, I bought the Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial after a cheaper halfords version failed to live up to my expectations.
I listen to Radio 5 live alot and my previous aerial just wouldn't cut it. This one however did. No annoying crackle as the aerial moved at high speeds.
The Richbrook Vauxhall Aerial is stylish and oozes quality, easily installed (all that is required is a Philips screwdriver) and fitted in minutes. It comes with its own flat spanner to secure the aerial tightly which hopefully will deter the thieving toerags who nicked my first aerial.
Its sound quality is top notch and I have no complaints on that front, its metal construction and black finish makes this a very tactile product and in future i will replace all my aerials with Richbrook alternatives.
The only minus point is the cost, but it was definitely worth it "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
How many cars: 2
Who will use this Product? Spouse/Partner
+33points
34out of 35found this review helpful.