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    Well, this Friday I will be setting off for my first longish drive with the Vectra, a trip to Galway. As I refuse to pay tolls to use the Irish motorways (these roads were built using EU grant money which means as a UK tax payer, my money), I will be heading west across Northern Ireland and then south through Sligo etc in the west of the Republic of Ireland (easiest way would be travel South to Dublin, then west to Galway on the new Irish toll motorways). These road in the west of ROI are narrow, windy, pot holed etc, so in short much more of a driving challenge than UK roads. I guess I will know how well I have got used to the hard narrow seat in the SRi by the time I arrive.

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    Have a good trip. Enjoy the drive.

    I took mine over to Antwerp last December. My car performed faultlessly, as usual. I love the way that it just devours miles (or kilometres ). It's so effortless.

    Paul
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    you dont like the sri seats?
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    sri seats are great... i wish i had them in my elite cause they are crap and offer no support at all

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    When I first bought the Vectra SRi, I thought the seat was an instrument of torture. Felt like all my weight was on the ridges atthe edges of the buttom cushion. In comparison with the seat in my Mondeo it was very hard to sit on, I actually was going numb! As I have gotten used to the car I don't notice it so much, but as it is a 4 to 5 hour run to Galway, it will test it out. Never really got the bucket shape thing for car seats. Never found myself sliding around flatter cars seats so don't see the whole reasoning.

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    I think you'll be surprised about the seats. Last xmas i drove to Poland to see my daughter. 2852 miles in 8 days, can honestly say i felt really good in those seats.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamLX View Post
    When I first bought the Vectra SRi, I thought the seat was an instrument of torture. Felt like all my weight was on the ridges atthe edges of the buttom cushion. In comparison with the seat in my Mondeo it was very hard to sit on, I actually was going numb! As I have gotten used to the car I don't notice it so much, but as it is a 4 to 5 hour run to Galway, it will test it out. Never really got the bucket shape thing for car seats. Never found myself sliding around flatter cars seats so don't see the whole reasoning.

    As you say, you'll know more after the drive, enjoy your trip William - I'm about half way through the Narvik book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamLX View Post
    When I first bought the Vectra SRi, I thought the seat was an instrument of torture. Felt like all my weight was on the ridges atthe edges of the buttom cushion. In comparison with the seat in my Mondeo it was very hard to sit on, I actually was going numb! As I have gotten used to the car I don't notice it so much, but as it is a 4 to 5 hour run to Galway, it will test it out. Never really got the bucket shape thing for car seats. Never found myself sliding around flatter cars seats so don't see the whole reasoning.
    Read alot of your post of recent and noticed that you keep saying this Mondeo you had was better, if you liked to so much why get rid, or replace it with a newer Mondeo?

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    I liked certain things better about the Mondeo. I liked the seats better, the head lights were better and the stereo was better. In all other aspects the Vectra is either equal or better. To get a newer Mondeo I would have had to get a Mk4, which I don't like and also a 2008 Mk4 Mondeo was about £2000 more expensive than the 2008 Vectra. I love the way people jump on the fact that I liked my Mondeo, and yet tolerate all the actual slating of Vectra reliebility that goes on here. I like my Vectra as well. Is it a crime to be able to appreciate Ford as well as Vauxhall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamLX View Post
    I like my Vectra as well. Is it a crime to be able to appreciate Ford as well as Vauxhall?
    Ofc not, but most of your posts include praise for the Mondeo you had, was just unsure why would opted to be rid of it if you keep giving it all this praise!

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