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    Hi,
    Can i have some advice/info please?
    I have been looking at late (2004/5) pre facelift cars and i can't decide which one to buy.
    I am 50 and i don't boot it everywhere these days. With that in mind the extra power of the diesel is not too much of an issue, i have looked at 5 cars and the extra expense of the diesel over the 1.8 seems a little steep, i know i will get it back in fuel economy but at 8-10,000 miles a year how long would that take and what about the price of a clutch, the derv has a dual mass thing, do the petrol engined models?

    I like the idea of the 2.2 but the fuel economy figures i am hearing on the pre direct injection models are quite shocking, averaging 25/28 mpg in a 4 cyl 2.2 What economy do other people with the 2.2 litre direct engine get?

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    good morning and welcome.
    ive got the 20dti and on a good run get 55-55mpg. even sat at 70-80 on the motorway. get a little heavy footed and knocking around that drops to 40-45 minimum, i've only got 100 bhp which means you have to work it hard to blast about

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    er am not getting much mate prob about 25 around town and 40 on motorways
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    although I am very happy with my 1.8, I live in a rural location,, and over the last year, january to january averaged 38.7 mpg, however, if doing ALL city/town driving, my 1.8 can go below 30 mpg, ie all LONDON driving for a week 26.5 mpg, but on the bright side it did 43 mpg getting there, the 2.2 and 2.0 T are good engines, as long as you are not around town to much.

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    I went the other way and bought a 05 CDTi 150. I just had the intake manifold changed and the difference in the car is unbelievable! Its currently giving me 51mpg, but there is bags of power!

    I had a 406 Coupe 3.0 V6 petrol before this, at 220bhp. The Veccy seems to pull much quicker.

    Id say, bite the bullet and get a diesel vectra! Rapido, with a generous touch of economy when you want it!

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    I had a 54 plate 1.8 elite for two years an did 100k miles in that period. I got around 42 to 45 mph on motoways and around 30 to 35 on urban roads but that was driving sensible. Power wise it was adequate for sensible driving but anything above that and it did lack power. Regards to reliability only had wheel bearing and the heating resistor go so all in dam good car.

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    ive got a 2.2 direct getting mid 30's to the gallon on a weekly commute combined motorway and round the doors hth - worked it out costs me 16p per mile! so not too shabby

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    if the 1.8 is anything like my other halfs 1.8 zafira i think that car drinks fuel like a fish and at 80mph its revving its head off we did a 120 mile trip and it used £50 quid worth of juice i wasnt driving slowly but it does seem very thirsty and i think not the best engine in the vaunxhall range fella
    the 2.0T seems to have less problems then any other plus the 2.0T comes with the 6 speed gearbox where the 1.8 makes do with 5, the 2.2's are a nice engine but only 10-15 bhp more then the 1.8 and stay away from the 2.2 direct's cos they have issues with the expensive fuel pumps, the diesels have a 6 speed gearbox the 1.9CDTI especially the 150bhp ones get knocked for on this site cos of the problems that can happen to them, i have one and have been totally impressed with mine
    the 2.2 and 2.0 dti engines (diesel) are reliable but they are a old design and slow compared to the cdti engines
    sort of depends what you need and what your gonna spend on one fella
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    i have a 2.2 direct signum and i am getting approx 33-35mpg combined. i have had 1 long motorway drive where i averaged 40 mpg.
    hope it helps.

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    Hi,
    Thanks for all the replies, i think i would like the 2.2 direct. Does it have the dual mass flywheel? Or is that just the diesels?
    I don't want a big bill for a clutch ....or is there a kit that someone does to replace that flywheel with a "proper" one? sorry an old fashioned one.

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