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    Default It's going, ASAP!

    After almost 2 years of Vectra ownership I'm going to get rid of the Veccy sometime this year.

    Last Friday me, the missus and kids went off to the east coast for the weekend and as soon as we pulled into the caravan park the I noticed the tickover was above 1000 rpm, heater was playing up and heavy steering. For those in the know, alternator gone.

    It was only a few weeks ago I was spending on it getting the EGR seen to, now this. Altogether I've laid out £453 in a few months, unacceptable in my opinion.

    This latest failure cost £318 to put right, at the ONLY local garage in the area, even worse we were stranded 100 miles from home. I can't accept the fact either that there was NO battery warning light come on, which would probably had given the game away and afforded me advance warning. This is dangerous in my opinion, what if the steering goes heavy on a motorway at 70mph?

    I still have finance on it, but I may as well take the opportunity now and buy a nice MPV, maybe a C4 grand Picasso, who knows, I'll scout around and see if a good one comes up, petrol this time though I think!

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    if you dont want problems then go german not french hats asking for trouble mate have had 2 citreons and 3 pugs

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    A C4 grand Picasso???? Im so sorry for the trouble you are going to have with it. Heap of scrap, sold them for a year, lied thru my teeth every time.

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    Hmm maybe not a C4 Picasso then!!! lol

    I might consider the Zafira 1.8 petrol, any views on these?

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    I had a passat and it had an electrical fault, threws 100's at it but never got it sorted.

    Every car has its faults at some point, the joys of motoring I suppose.

    I try and do most jobs myself now, don't really have that much spare time but save's the expense in the long run. An alternator can be done by a home mechanic.

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    I could have done the alternator, no problem. But, all the tools at home in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MultiDropper View Post
    Hmm maybe not a C4 Picasso then!!! lol

    I might consider the Zafira 1.8 petrol, any views on these?
    Depending on budget and what you are looking for, I am selling my wifes 58 plate SRI Zafira 1.9CDTI with XP kit

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    Zafira is great and practical, 1.8 140 is thirsty work, if you average 30mpg let me know, my boss can never get his over 28mpg. any info you need pm me

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    if you dont want problems then go german not french hats asking for trouble mate have had 2 citreons and 3 pugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by MultiDropper View Post
    Hmm maybe not a C4 Picasso then!!! lol

    I might consider the Zafira 1.8 petrol, any views on these?
    Not my cuppa tea

    Quote Originally Posted by damers2000 View Post
    I had a passat and it had an electrical fault, threws 100's at it but never got it sorted.

    Every car has its faults at some point, the joys of motoring I suppose.

    I try and do most jobs myself now, don't really have that much spare time but save's the expense in the long run. An alternator can be done by a home mechanic.
    True

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    i owned a skoda superb for 2 years b4 my vec it never missed a beat used as a taxi as well only prob i had was cv joint only changed oil and tyres in 80,000 mile . I shall have another as soon as i paid finance off on my vectra in the 14 months ive owned it ive spent over £3000

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