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    Hi all,

    Really nice site by the way, loads of information!

    Having not owned a modern diesel before I am thinking of buying a diesel Signum, I haven't ruled out any particular engine size and one question I have is how many miles do you think is too many to consider (i.e. would be a problematic engine/etc).
    I know this is a bit of a wide question but let’s say each 'potential' engine has a good service history and unfortunately I won't know if its motorway miles etc or not!

    I was thinking, let me know if I am on the right track that I should be trying to stay sub 100k for all but the V6?

    I am really drawn towards the 1.9 (120 or 150 not too fussed) but how many miles should I be walking away at?

    I aim to keep the car at least 3 years and I will be putting a solid 10k a year on the car in mixed driving so I am looking to add 30k hopefully problem free!

    I hope you guys can help me out with your opinions, many thanks in advance!

    Will

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    If you are buying a car with 100K miles plus, then expect high wear and tear, plus expensive bills
    Also you won't get a third party warranty

    Therefore pay rock bottom price
    For a 5 year old car 100K miles is about 20K miles per year, so will be average
    I would expect to pay no more than £2000 for such a car
    At the end of the three years the car is effectively worthless, so anything you get back is profit less the repair costs incurred, therefore it may be a false economy

    Hence why most people go for the lowest mileage they can find, typically around the 60K miles mark (average 12K miles per year)
    You can then easily get three years out of car

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    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : 150

    Year : 05

    Mileage : 74000

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    Got 206k on mine Had it since 196ish. Previous owner had it since 6k old and serviced every 7weeks (yes ex-cab) all common complaints of EGR/flywheel/inlet manifold/thermostat all done as and when need.... Still going strong for a 150bhp diesel....

    I guess it depends on what year of car your thinking of. If your thinking sub 100k then I guess at around an 04-05 plate with 60-80k on the clock??
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Got 206k on mine Had it since 196ish. Previous owner had it since 6k old and serviced every 7weeks (yes ex-cab) all common complaints of EGR/flywheel/inlet manifold/thermostat all done as and when need.... Still going strong for a 150bhp diesel....

    I guess it depends on what year of car your thinking of. If your thinking sub 100k then I guess at around an 04-05 plate with 60-80k on the clock??
    I don't think you can get any better recommendation than that

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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    Engine : 150

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    Forgot to add my previous cat c 150bhp was fine at 150k miiles except for a rattly flywheel. Changed the Inlet manifold myself as this needed doing, still going strong for the new owner although I got a call to say it broke down.. (Ran out of diesel!!) Funny how its 'my old car' when it went wrong though but his car when its running good lol
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    mine has 150k on it and just had changed the dmf but engine and everything else still pulling strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Got 206k on mine Had it since 196ish. Previous owner had it since 6k old and serviced every 7weeks (yes ex-cab) all common complaints of EGR/flywheel/inlet manifold/thermostat all done as and when need.... Still going strong for a 150bhp diesel....

    I guess it depends on what year of car your thinking of. If your thinking sub 100k then I guess at around an 04-05 plate with 60-80k on the clock??
    Your experience isn't typical though Dean, as you probably did quite a fair few repair jobs yourself that other people wouldn't have the courage/knowledge/tools/time to do, so if it means visiting a garage each time such jobs need doing it changes the equation of whether financially it's worth buying a high mileage car - for many people it isn't worth it because of the labour charges they'll end up paying.

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    Just tryingt to get across that these items could need doing on a 50-100k car as well but if they are done as and when needed then the mileage of the car shouldnt be such a big issue... Its just the same problems which circulate and not soley dependant on the mileage of the car
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    So long as the service history is ok don't worry about the engines. It's the other components on the car that wear as well and can get expensive to replace as they fail.
    Just check out the all the posts/threads on the CDTi models, you'll get the general feeling what most think about them. But don't be too alarmed at what you read, I didn't and have never regretted buying my Signum CDTi 150........I've just got that EGR valve to clean out as it's getting a little sluggish now. Apart from that in nearly a year is change the stat and change the engine and gearbox oil. Cars done 62k


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    just to add unles its got all the paper work to back up the service history i would by the car on its merit at the time of sale and if all the service bills/paper work is there its a bonus

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