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    I took a test drive in a 54plate 1.9cdti 150bhp SRI Vectra today, blew me away, really enjoyed it. Im looking at finally shifting my shed of a Clio and putting my money down for it, however I wanted some peoples views first!

    The engine's done circa 94k - is this a lot for this engine, should I be concerned about it going in the next few thousand? The cam-belt was done about 8 weeks ago so that won't be an issue.

    Also, a question im sure has been asked a million times, but what kind of MPG can you get, parkers etc seem to think on average about 45-47mpg?

    Is there anything else to watch out for with it like common issues?
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    In regards to the miles it has done, are they around town or motorway, and has it been serviced on a regular basis. There is plenty more life in a well looked after diesel than a petrol, and at 94k for a diesel I would consider it. A petrol on the other hand would give me some more concern.

    Also all those faults you hear about the faults on the 1.9 should/would of been ironed out by now.

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    Unfortunately I think most of the miles were town miles, but the gearbox and clutch seemed quite strong when I drove it. Pretty good regular servicing I believe.

    Quite a lot of money for me to outlay so I need to make sure I make the right decision on this...

    Thankyou for any advice!

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    There's a thread somewhere showing how high mileage some of the members cars are quite a few are around 150k if I recall.

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