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    Default Hello from North Yorkshire

    I've just moved to the world of Vectras after about 10 years of Subaru Legacy ownership. It's the factory LPG that attracted me more than anything, but also the huge hatchback boot.

    Over the years I've owner, rebuilt and maintained Renault 5s (still got two GT Turbos that need work), Nissan Pulsar GTI-R, 1996 Subaru Legacy GTB (280bhp twin turbo 4WD estates are fun!), 1996 non-turbo 2.2 Legacy estate and latterly a 1996 non-turbo 2.2 Legacy saloon with LPG. Also have a 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 LWB which is more used for off road and long journeys with the dogs where the extra size is useful.

    We have been using the Pajero to go to dog shows (three Smooth Collies), but with the cost of diesel being what it is (and a 2.5 tonne 4x4 not being particularly efficient), and the Legacy saloon having LPG meant it was time to sell the 150,000 mile Legacy and get a hatchback or estate with LPG instead. The Vectra C fits the bill perfectly!

    So I've sold the Legacy and bought a 2004 (53 plate) Vectra Elegance 1.8 Dual Fuel. Picking it up on Saturday. I will miss the four wheel drive handling of the Legacies (this Vectra is the first front wheel drive car I've driven in 15 years, so I'll have to be careful until I get used to it), but the Vectra has more flexibility and safety, and I was pleasantly impressed with the 1.8 litre engine having been used to 2.2 litre or 280bhp turbo engines.

    I live out of town near Selby, but work in the north of York, so travel about 300 miles a week. A year of running on LPG (at 22mpg in the Legacy) has convinced us that it's the fuel to go for (plus it's fairly cheap at the ASDA near where I work).

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    welcome from south yorkshire.

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    welcome aboard fella, i'm from Harrogate

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    Welcome aboard

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    Welcome!! glad to see someone nearly local!!

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    Welcome aboard

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    Eh up and Welcome from another nearly local Vec owner

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    Well, I collected the car this morning. Got 15 minutes from the dealers and found a crack in the windscreen that wasn't there when we looked at it last weekend. Phoned them up and they said they'll pay if I get it replaced so I guess that's not too bad - but you'd have thought they'd have noticed.

    Plus the fan only works on position 4, so I guess I'm going to be spending some time tomorrow taking the glove box out to have a look at the fuse on the resistor pack.

    Other than that - I'm really impressed with it. My previous car was a 1995 Subaru Legacy - which had a lot of 'extras' for that time, but nothing like all the extra little lights and features a 2004 Vectra has. Particular favourites from today are the automatic intermittent wipers and the auto dimming rear view mirror. I'm easily amused

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