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    Guys , may be a long shot but did anyone on here ever own a 2.2 sri vectra on a 53 plate Reg no. RK53 ZXR, it's just that a dealer near me has this up for sale and only has 36,000 odd miles on it and might end up taking a look at it and getting shot of this damn Mazda 6 I have , why I ever P/X'd my old vectra elegance for this mazda I shall never know , I must have been mad, it's been nothing but a headache since I owned it and to crown it all it now has rear main oil seal leak, baring in mind this Mazda 6 is a 2007 model with just short of 10k miles on the clock , it's just bad news , shouldn't be happening at this early stage and shall never darken the doors of Mazda again after this, so just be warned if mine's anything to by stay away , they just aren't what they say they are!! think I just need to get back to where I belong if you know what I mean!LOL
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    thats not a lot of miles for a 8ish year old car

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrster View Post
    thats not a lot of miles for a 8ish year old car
    I know mate, it certainly has me curious about it's history i.e is it riddled with problems and changes hands rapidly hence the low mileage or maybe it's some old boy had it and wouldn't take it out on rainy days, you may laugh but my old man is one of these!! anyway who knows , but will soon find out if it's still available to view etc.
    Cheers Pete

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    i dad a mazda 6 before vec aswell and had nothing but problems with it nice car though but well happy with my vec

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    53 plate SRi like mine so it will have all the toys before they started to drop them.

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    I would ask to see the service book and MoTs, before even considering a test drive
    Make sure there are no discrepancies between them
    You could also phone some of the garages that performed the services, just to make sure they did actually perform them

    Make sure it comes with at least a one year warranty
    It is more likely to be reduced due to the vehicle age

    Take a look at the tyres for the year code, to see how long they have been on the car

    I once looked at a 5 year old car that Parks had for sale, but the tyres on it were 6 years old
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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Guys , may be a long shot but did anyone on here ever own a 2.2 sri vectra on a 53 plate Reg no. RK53 ZXR, it's just that a dealer near me has this up for sale and only has 36,000 odd miles on it and might end up taking a look at it and getting shot of this damn Mazda 6 I have , why I ever P/X'd my old vectra elegance for this mazda I shall never know , I must have been mad, it's been nothing but a headache since I owned it and to crown it all it now has rear main oil seal leak, baring in mind this Mazda 6 is a 2007 model with just short of 10k miles on the clock , it's just bad news , shouldn't be happening at this early stage and shall never darken the doors of Mazda again after this, so just be warned if mine's anything to by stay away , they just aren't what they say they are!! think I just need to get back to where I belong if you know what I mean!LOL
    Cheers Pete

    Hi Pete

    seen this car the other day while getting something from vx . looks very clean and tidy for the year . khalid

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    Popped in to dealer to check the car out, few issues with it , engine was sweet and from cold start no signs of a noisy timing chain!! body work had a fair few scatches on it most of which would not polish out , one of the side skirts cracked and not fittting properly , bubbling alloys, water in boot (suspect aerial rubber as it was perished) crap tyres , and some nasty creaking from front of car ,as well as rear sounds like top mounts on the front and maybe ARB's on the rear and on further investigation whilst rocking steering wheel back and forth there was a bit of knocking noise that sounded like it's in the rack rather than tie rods and some light misting of oil on one of the front shocks, otherwise car drove okay with no flat spots!!; dealer was not prepared to do a lot of work on the car and at £3995 (far too high IMO) and offering me £4500 for mine it was a no go , so shall keep an eye on what else might be out there.
    Cheers Pete

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