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    New owner of Vectra GSi 3.2 has anybody any pointers to look out for any major/common issues
    any recomendations?
    any info much appreciated

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    No not really, unless its an auto as then the box is a weak point
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Hello fellow fifer...

    ! thing to look out for when buying a vec.. If it doesn't have a turbo, then walk away.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcosuk View Post
    Hello fellow fifer...

    ! thing to look out for when buying a vec.. If it doesn't have a turbo, then walk away.....
    Yeah cos thats exactly what he asked
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcosuk View Post
    Hello fellow fifer...

    ! thing to look out for when buying a vec.. If it doesn't have a turbo, then walk away.....

    Oi you that'll do just you remember that when the Turbo goes Tits up lol

    Welcome along mate from yet another Fifer lol


    Sad thing is your probably right............Petrol or Diesel

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    work for vx they seem prety bullet proof

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    Im joking mate... I was gonna get a v6 before i went turbo, but decided for a change as i already had a vec b v6...

    I would say check the usual, service history etc etc...

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    hello fellow fifers - been the turbo route - its not for me (r5 gt turbo)
    ps its a manual / petrol with service history

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    Hi mate i've had my 3.2 for 7 months now and (touch wood lol) no major problems. only thing i've had to fix is a seized rear caliper.
    Where in fife are you?

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    Mine seems to have developed a thirst since fitting the induction kit. (Might be my fault for driving everywhere in 2nd gear now though)


    Seriously though, its a good big car. I regularly see an average return of 30mpg.

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