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    Firstly hi to all as I'm new on here, great forum!
    After six years of impeccable service I feel it's time to change my '02 Vectra B SRI 150 for something newer. Until I started reading through this forum I had my heart set on getting a Vectra C SRI CDTI 150 estate and treating it some Irmscher goodies, something around three years old. However I keep reading worring comments about a number of potential problems with this model. I need a general family car, commuter and caravan tug for holidays and weekends away, so don't feel the '120 will be powerful enough. Could someone give me a basic list of the common issues with this model, and also how would I now if my intended car was effected? Many thanks, I'm just worried as my current Vectra (and all previous Vauxhalls) has been 100% reliable.

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    some people say its not all the 150 engines are bad just a few, i dont know how true that is though, how old are you looking at as im sure they sorted the problems out by 07 plates ive read on here, stick with the c though, lovely cars

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    3.0 v6 cdti?

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    Forums tend to be a place where people post problems. Consider all the 150's VX have sold and for every "bad" one, there's tens of thousands of good ones with no problems.

    I took a look on a Focus forum once. If you'd read every problem on that forum, Ford would never have sold a single Focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john-d View Post
    3.0 v6 cdti?
    ...couldn't afford to run it I'm afraid, wish I could though. 1.9 CDTI 150 will be enough for me (for now!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra3.2dave View Post
    some people say its not all the 150 engines are bad just a few, i dont know how true that is though, how old are you looking at as im sure they sorted the problems out by 07 plates ive read on here, stick with the c though, lovely cars
    That's good, as I'd be looking at an 07 plate.
    Thanks, Darren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Forums tend to be a place where people post problems. Consider all the 150's VX have sold and for every "bad" one, there's tens of thousands of good ones with no problems.

    I took a look on a Focus forum once. If you'd read every problem on that forum, Ford would never have sold a single Focus.
    Great advice, that's exactly the sort of comment I was hoping for.
    Many thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Forums tend to be a place where people post problems. Consider all the 150's VX have sold and for every "bad" one, there's tens of thousands of good ones with no problems.

    I took a look on a Focus forum once. If you'd read every problem on that forum, Ford would never have sold a single Focus.

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    my 05 1.9 cdti 150 never had any problems what so ever, apart from when the wife picks the keys up...........great car - great engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_hare View Post
    my 05 1.9 cdti 150 never had any problems what so ever, apart from when the wife picks the keys up...........great car - great engine.
    That's great news, more of what I needed to hear.

    Can anyone list the basic (big) problems and how I can spot them?
    Cheers....

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