Ive just recently sold my Honda Civic Coupe, before that ive had a string of other Civic's all shapes and sizes over the past 7 years and more recently a Integra Type R.
Needless to say its time for a change! Plus with the missus 6 months pregnant, its time to look at something a bit more sensible.
The Vectra seems perfect, 5 doors, decent boot size and relatively cheap to buy/insure.
Im ideally looking for a Diesel Vectra C, but im not ruling out a petrol engines either. The reason for saying Diesel is im currently doing 350 miles a week which 90% of are motorway miles and I know most of the Diesel engines will provide some half decent MPG figures.
I havent got a massive budget, but im hoping £2k - £3k will get me atleast a 03/04 reg with average mileage.
Id also like some creature comforts, but I dont really know much about the different trims and which is best, something that gives rather comfortable supportive seats, not like some in the honda's ive had where your licking the passenger side window when you go round a corner!
Did any of them come with 6 speed gearboxes? as that would also help with motorway driving and MPG.
Did any of them come with cruise control? again would help with motorway driving and MPG.
Its mainly all the different engines that are confusing me at the min, as some are 100, some are 120 and some are 150bhp? So its really to get an idea of which engine is best for MPG but still giving some performance when you put your foot down.
Also what to look for when buying a vectra, common faults to look out for and things to inspect dependant on mileage of car (i.e. suspension etc..).
Feel free to link me to previous posts that may have convered some of my questions or fire away and give me some good honest advice/opinions.