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    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

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    Engine : 2.0 CDTI (160ps)

    Year : 2010

    Talking I got my baby back!! :D

    Probably bored people to hell about this car in the last few months but I've finally got it back

    Long story short, bought a brand new 2.0T SRi Estate and had thousands and thousands of pounds of factory options on it (paid about £22k for the car) back in Sept 2004 (54 plate). Split up with my ex nearly two years ago and agreed she could keep that car as it was bought as a family car and she has the kids. However the agreement was always if she ever couldn't afford to run it then I'd get it back.

    Been a lot of to'ing and fro'ing over the last few months (this started back in May when she first decided she could no longer afford the car) but I finally got my grubby hands back on the car tonight and it's sitting on my drive after a trade for my other one which she is trading in for an Astra she's getting.

    To say it's had a bit of a hard life over the last two years is a major understatement, two young kids throwing anything and everything all over the back seats and beyond and my ex (being really short of cash) hasn't exactly looked after it. It's been a tool basically.

    That's all about to change, there is a LOT of TLC in this car's immediate future. It's been fully hoovered out tonight and Amy is in the process of shampooing all the seats, carpets and head rests that we could remove (rest to be done over the weekend) for the first round of cleaning (it'll need to be done more than once).

    First immediate job after that was to clear as many of the errors and warnings as I could. Trip to the garage to pump the tyres back up cleared all the TPMS warnings for all four tyres (!!!), top the screen wash up another warning gone, clear the service warning (will be servicing it myself over the weekend). Just the intermittent warning for the parking sensors to clear now which hopefully Dean will be diagnosing for me on Saturday.

    There's a couple of scratches on the car I'm a little bothered by, one on the bonnet that I think will probably polish out and a deep one on the rear wing which I don't think will and a lot of small surface scratches all round the handles. I can see a serious DA session in this cars close future (Khalid, Bob, are ya feeling generous?? lol).

    But GOD does it feel good to have it back. It's quite rare in the fact I had a factory electric sunroof fitted which seems to be seriously unusual in Vec's, but along with that it's got the TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), factory front and rear parking sensors, powered remote tailgate, rear factory blinds, factory tinted rear windows, twin audio system and some other bits too.

    So, get it MOT'd and Taxed tomorrow (assuming it passes which I suspect it wont). Down to Dean on Saturday (thanks mate) to get it checked out on Tech 2, diagnose the issue with the parking sensors and enable a few bits for me ready for modding Then it will be up to MIJ for an exhaust system and VXR rear skirt and insert and chrome fog surrounds. Loads more plans but of course money is the usual problem so we'll have to see how far what I've got saved stretches (depends what it needs to get through it's MOT I guess).

    Anyway, a few really crappy camera phone pics (sorry it's all I had to hand) below and one really happy bunny here











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    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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    Great you got it back mate, loving the sunroof.

    Why has it got chrome headlights. I thought all SRi's had dark? or did you change them?

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    Been commented on here before, but no, that's exactly how it came from the factory funnily enough. Never worried me until someone on here pointed out it should have dark ones.

    However we want to stick angel eyes on it at some point anyway so fairly moot point lol
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
    Maptun Tuned 2.0T Estate - click HERE for mods list.
    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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    great news Ian - glad you finally got it back

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Congrats mate..finally your dream baby is home...now you are ready for modified live :P

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    Heh, a hell of a lot of work to do in just over a week if it's going to be up to standard for that, but yeah, looks like we'll be coming
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Brentwood 2012: Winner, Saturday Show. Hull 2012: Winner, Best Estate. Hull 2013: Winner, Best Estate & Runner Up, Best I.C.E

    Now Gone, bring on the Insignia (now "Teapot" Tuned)...

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    Nice one Mate, well happy for you

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    Treat it to some aerospace 303 for the interior plastics and engine covers and a bottle of collinite 845 wax for the winter weather ;-)

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    glad you got your pride and joy back mate.
    the wee rear power socket flap is a **** to change!

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    glad you got it back sure we can sort something out .. khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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