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    Default VIP sales weekend - local VX dealer

    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.


    4 tyres
    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.


    Decisions, decisions...

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    ahhhh just get a vxr lol

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    All depends on what they have for sale and if there's anything there you actually like mate - your car isn't really going to lose much more value over the next couple of years, and if there's nothign inherantly wrong with it apart form the items stated which are mainly wear and tear anyway, there's no real reason to change.

    This is especially true if you're also trying to save a deposit, ie you buy a second hand car then a month down the line have to spend X amount on it because it breaks, whereas your current one is a known quantity...

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    I see you point, but I will need to spend the best part of £1000 on a car that is worth £1350? in order to get it completely right (ie to fix the camshaft sensor) too..

    I can't see that as being good economics...


    I also need something that is fuel efficient, as I do about 3000 miles a month...

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    get shot if u cant find the fault and go for a astra or the likes or a newer vectra.like u say the cost its the factor see what sorta cash there offering u for it and what u fancy there and see ehat deal u can strike nuthing to lose going for a nosey.

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    I would look at Motorpoint or similar for a VEc.I have had an Invitation too via Drive but it talks about new cars?

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    After buying several new VX cars from different dealers I too get loads of invites to similar special deal launches, had one last week from Moorland motors in Blackpool, I left the area nearly 4 yrs ago..lol

    The one's I like are the VX customer satisfaction questionaires they send out, I normally bin them, but could'nt resist filling the last one in asking about my expereince with my last new Insigna... well they did ask!

    I would'nt count too much on grabbing a cheap bargain Ste, not from a dealer anyway.

    May do better sticking with current car given the circumstances, difficult decision.
    Last edited by 67688c; 16th February 2010 at 18:58.

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