I have been 'invited' to a 'special' promotion at the local dealer for being a 'loyal' customer - ok I bought a car nearly 5 years ago from them.
Anyway, apparently it isn't going to be advertised in the local paper or other media and I have to book an appointment. Also, it is promising great deals on sales.
Now, whilst I am not fully convinced by this latest 'offer', I am thinking about buying a replacement car for the tired Vectra.
My 1.8, LS, 04 reg has now done 134,000 miles and needs approx £600 spending on it pretty soon (if I do the work myself) to get it back to near perfect condition.
2 rear track control arms
Front and rear ARB bushes
Front drop links
Rear wheel bearing
Wiper linkage (I may be able to repair satisfactorily)
This is apart from the running issue of camshaft sensor circuit malfunction (P0340) that I don't know what is wrong, and neither does the dealer close to work.
SO, do I bite the bullet and replace now? A quick look on Vauxhall's 'what's my car worth' gives a trade in value of around £1250 - £1500 between poor and average condition.
The thing is, the car is in good condition, interior is almost unmarked (apart from wear to steering wheel) and outside is in good condition too. Power train is also in good condition (apart from P0340). Infact, everything else is in good condition and really doesn't look like it's done the mileage quoted.
So, the wonderment is, do I replace, what with and do I trade in or break to Vec?
My budget is not huge, maybe 8K + Vec, as we are trying to buy a new house and are trying to save a good deposit.