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    Hi Guys - been a long time since I posted on here... Long time since the Vectra went

    I have just been made redundant from work and the company car is about to go. I need a car to get to any new job and was looking at this

    I know its not a C but I would like your expert views on it. I had a look today and it seems to be in good order, but you know how the saying goes - if it seems to good to be true it probably is....

    Any comments are welcome

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    I'm not overly familiar with the "B", but am with the V6 - it's not the easiest engine to do routine tasks on (spark plugs, for example, take a lot longer than on an inline 4-cylinder engine), plus it has it's own foibles such the need to clean out the oil breathers regularly (failure to do so blows the rocker cover gaskets), plus the timing belt needs doing every 40k, and to do that you need the cam locking kit specific to the V6.

    However, the main thing that would put me off buying that car is that if it's for sale at a used car lot for £500, that means they paid about £150-200 for it, so would you trust a £150 car?

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    unfortunately this redundancy has come out of the blue and I don't have loads of ready cash and can't afford a 'proper' car else I would have gone for a C again.

    I am hoping something comes along that includes a car so I will therefore not be driving any temporary car for any great length of time. Its cheap and is available now.... Saying that the insurance is a joke and is the same for a smaller car - not sure if I fall into an insurance black spot but nothing comes back as a bargain - in fact its cheaper to insure a brand new insignia than it is a £500 vectra b

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    I wouldn't not a V6, how about a small van .......................

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    I had a Vec b 2.5 V6, great car, but for someone facing redundancy and the cost of petrol.... Does it have service history? Belts done? Mine hit the dizzying miles of 180k before I sold her to a chap in Sheffield.
    Prev comments re the price garage bought it for my be viable, but also may be due to the fact nonone wants an older thirsty, expensive vehicle to tax?

    Really need to run her on a test drive son and see x

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    am going to arrange a test run for weekend. The link seems to have been broken like its no longer on the autotrader website - knowing my luck the guys sold it.... Will be annoyed if he has as I only viewed it at 4.30....

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    The link seems to be working again now so maybe he hasn't sold it lol....

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