Hi folks new to forum but think it is ace.
My family is growing and I shall soon be looking to purchase a nice vectra SRI turbo.
I do sub 10k per annum so do not feel dervs are the way forward for me currently. (although I have owned several FAST dervs in recent yrs!).
Current car is a civic type R GT which is great fun to drive, not so great to insure lol. However this is off in Nov as I got a baragin of a lease on it, hence my potential purchase.
Currently I have a 50 ltr tank and if I am lucky I see 300 miles from it, with computer reading circa 25/26 mpg combined. Usually 240 -280 miles.
Having looked at the new shape and old shape vectra I was after a couple of answers if I may.
1. Why is the pre face 0-62 stated 8.1 and the post as 8.8 (parkers) given the new motor is lighter than previous? Is the gearing different or VX trying to understate figures.
2. Most of my driving is town say 80% and longer trips at 20% so what sort of mgp would I look at (normal driving as I am not a loon lol). Not too fussed here as my second car used on weekends is as 120 bhp (cough cough) saab 9-3 sportwagon which I gave the wife.
I am ok on the BSR side and will look into this when I get it, however does anyone know or have a pdf of the service manual for the cars and common faults (although reading here the 2.0 T unit seems reliable). Just want to ensure I am ok with what needs doing and when so I can haggle; but also check for common faults whilst looking at them.
Any help would be great