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    Default Vectra 1.8

    My old man is just about to buy at Vec 1.8 on an 07 plate.

    Is there anything specific he should look at before parting with his money??

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    I think there quite a sound engine so just the usual really, no knocking, leaks, judders etc.

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    No EGR from 04 on, so no worry there. Just check the usual, as above.

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    Ive had the 1.8vvt for 2 years mate and its never let me down, its a cracking motor to be fair

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    I have had mine for nearly 2 years now an no issues touch wood, cracking motor and quite pokey for a 1.8. Just make sure you do the airbox mod and put a K&N panel in, got rid of the flatspot certainly improved it.

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    had my 04 plate 1.8 for 4 years and no problems,almost at 100k miles aswell.

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    Had my 07 vvt since new, now on 117k, only prob has been a stat, 20k services as a lease car to 100k, engine sounds and pulls like new even though i now change the oil every 5k to prolong its life. Not great power but seen over 130mph in europe more times than i can recall.

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    a good car, depends on milage, but check discs/pads, and cam/aux belt, plus water pump,

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    ...just adding to all the above, it's always worth have a good look at the brake pipes to check for corrosion as it's rather annoying to have to shell out for new ones at MOT time...

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