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    Default Thinking about a 3.2 GSi

    Hi, I have been without my Vectra C for a year and whilst the Omega V6 Auto I have is nice I just don't find it involving enough. So I am thinking about returning to the Vectra albeit a petrol rather than Diesel.

    I am looking for real life experience of the 3.2 GSi, mpg figures, what to look out for etc..

    Any info will be greatly appreciated

    Raymond

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    Good choice, miss my gsi. I used to get about 22-24mpg, driving it like it should be. If you try drive it economical you can get 24-28 but whats the point in that. I didnt have a single problem for over a year that i had it so cant advise what to look out for, can tell you how much goes wrong with this diesel though! Hope this helps

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    Oh I know all about the diesels, I had a 1.9 CDTi, EGR valve and dual mass flywheel both went, thankfully sold it before the swirl flaps went.

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    ive got one, as long as you can handle the stupidly big fuel bill then go for it! dont regret getting mine for a second

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    This might sound daft but the reason I am looking to change is the 17 mpg I am getting in the Omega, 23-28 mpg would be a dream, haha!

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    i would say the wife gets round that 24mpg mark but i know for a fact whem im driving its nowhere near that. would need to sit down and work out the figures. but my driving is always short journeys. with plently of loud pedel!

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    If the Omega is a 3ltr MV6 then stick with that, but at 17mpg its not running right!!

    I can directly compare as i went from a 3ltr MV6 Omega (all be it with full Irmscher suspension) to a 3.2 Signum and to be honest the Omega was the better handling car (the soon to be fitted B6's and Eibach's might change that)

    As for economy, my daily commute in to London (15 miles each way) with a bit of 70mph thrash and a bit of 5mph crawl i used to average 24mpg in the Omega, in the Signum i get 24mpg!!

    Exactly the same, HOWEVER on the motorway at a steady 80 (thats Km/h officer ) the Omega returned BETTER economy than the Signum.

    Oh and RWD in the wet on a roundabout is BY FAR more fun than any FWD car

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    Its a 2.6 Omega, its them Auto that is getting to me now, at first it was a novelty, now driving is uninvolving. I will agree with you that it is a far better handling car.

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    got 30mpg on the way down to cornwall, and 22-24 around town i only use mine at weekends so the fuel bill doesnt effect me

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneshed View Post
    If the Omega is a 3ltr MV6 then stick with that, but at 17mpg its not running right!!

    I can directly compare as i went from a 3ltr MV6 Omega (all be it with full Irmscher suspension) to a 3.2 Signum and to be honest the Omega was the better handling car (the soon to be fitted B6's and Eibach's might change that)

    As for economy, my daily commute in to London (15 miles each way) with a bit of 70mph thrash and a bit of 5mph crawl i used to average 24mpg in the Omega, in the Signum i get 24mpg!!

    Exactly the same, HOWEVER on the motorway at a steady 80 (thats Km/h officer ) the Omega returned BETTER economy than the Signum.

    Oh and RWD in the wet on a roundabout is BY FAR more fun than any FWD car
    Aren't you the fella whose 3.2 Signum was 20-odd BHP down at a rolling road event in TV mag tho, so maybe it's not running right...?

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