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    Hi, I'm a new member on here, but pretty much a lifelong member on MIGweb.

    My wife wants a signum as her next car. We contemplated a vectra estate but she's settled on the signum as she likes the style of them (and there seems to be more black ones for sale for some reason?)

    Anyway, we were going to get a diesel, to save on fuel costs; but after comparing prices, and only intending to keep the car for a 2 year period it seems we'll be around £1,000 a year better off getting a petrol version (either 1.8 or 2.2) - however, I seem to be coming across more and more horror stories about the 2.2 timing chains, and now fuel regulator/pump issues.

    Obviously if something serious breaks then that £1,000 saving is wiped out and we have no car while it's being fixed. Is it a calculated risk buying a 2.2 petrol, or are the later cars (2005+) not as affected by these problems?

    Any advice you can give is greatfully received, thankyou

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    Have a look out for 2.0T, similar economy to the 2.2 i would say. Generally viewed as one of the most reliable engines in the range and has stacks of power to begin with before you even think about tuning.

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    agreed - well worth looking for a 2.0turbo

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    Jus looked on trader website, only 1 x black signum 2.0t available and private
    i can see this being a long search- i need one at a dealer so that i can part ex her current car (and she insists on a black one grr) lol

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    As said,if you don't really need a diesel, get a 2.0T. If you do a really good search, you'll find a few. The 2.8T is also an excellent buy, VXR engine.

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    its the luck of the draw - they will turn up

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    Think insurance costs would push the 2.8 out of our range tbh. Guess i need to just keep my eyes open then

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