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    Evening Ladies and Gents!

    Firstly, like a fair few people I guess you have come through your doors, I have to confess to not owning an Vectra, or even a Vauxhall! I currently own a '00 Honda Civic (read: Rover 45) 1.5 which I have owned just over a year.. I hate it lol

    Going on from that, my name is Jon, I live near Cambridge and I work for a large telco that everyone knows and hates! I also enjoy rugby, gym, airsoft and I enjoy playig in phooshop and the likes!

    You are reading this because I got an Astra SRi 150 derv as a hire car through work about 18 months ago and have wanted one since. After a recent payrise, this is finally coming to fruition! All I need to do is find the right motor! I have been having no luck looking for an Astra to my taste, so have started looking at the Vectra SRi 150s. After taking one for a spin today, I have to admit, I reaalllyy liked it. Seems just as perky as the Astra!

    Give it a week or so and I may well have one (unless put off by the copious amounts of faults the 1.9 150 engine seems to have!)

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    welcome mate, i joined over a year before i got one, lol

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    Well, I may not be waiting that long!

    Just slightly put off by the 'reliability' of the CDTi 150 lump!

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    Hi Hopewell,

    Welcome to the site it was rentals that convinced me of the Vectra.. As for reliability it depends on the age of the car you can buy as to the likelihood of problems but most of them are fully documented and the worst issue will be a 5 hour DIY (replace the inlet) type task the easiest 15 minutes replace the EGR. the only other significant issue then is yellow injector wiring on No.3 injector and replacing that loom. The biggie is the Dual Mass Flywheel however this affects almost every modern engine petrol and diesel so if you want to get round this one buy an Auto!

    If that is as bad as it gets then I am quite happy as it is a load better than many cars out there

    These places are simply filled with posts on the bad news but hardly any of the really good stuff and the happy tens of thousands of miles we cover without an y problem at all!

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    Cheers Derek!

    TBH, when spending this sort of money of anything, its not nice seeing people being negative!

    As for the age of the vehicle I want, I have found a lovely '57 SRi 150 Nav for £7,500 with 42k on the clock with Network Q! The dealer with the car isn't too far away, so I think that I am going to go have a look-see, possibly put some money down!

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    If you don't need a diesel you can always get a 2.0T .
    Theres always going to be alot of negative reports about the 150 diesel as they are so common ....ppl will post up with their faults ..but those that dont have faults will obviously not ....
    Good luck with your purchase.

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    welcome aboard

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    Sadly, I do need a diesel! The 150 is the best of both worlds!

    At the moment, I would ideally like an '07 - '08 SRi XP with ~40k on the clock.

    Sadly, I doubt I will find an XP as they seem to be rare as!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopewell View Post
    Sadly, I do need a diesel! The 150 is the best of both worlds!

    At the moment, I would ideally like an '07 - '08 SRi XP with ~40k on the clock.

    Sadly, I doubt I will find an XP as they seem to be rare as!
    I'v an 08 150 CDTi - not a bother in the last 50,000 miles... brilliant car

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