Hello, i registered here hoping that maybe you could provide me with a little help. This isn't about a Vectra C, but a standard vectra.
Basically im looking at buying a new car. I cant afford the insurance on a more grandiose car so i'm going to settle for the basic Vectra 1.9 cdti Life.
I know this probably isn't the type of Vectra model you tend to talk about but im hoping you can just provide some insight.
I went to look at one for £3500 but it sounded like a tank. Vibrated like hell and took ages to turn over. Seller said this was simply because of how long it had been sitting there. I guess the starting problem is explained by this, but even after i revved it a little to get things moving inside it still vibrated like hell. It didnt seem so bad after a quick spin but maybe i'd just got used to it, someone said it could be the flywheel but im no mechanic.
So ive seen another one more expensive, but it looks and sounds a little better. But i dont really wanna go out and spend over £3500 on a car unless im sure.
Is there anything in particular i should look out for with these vectra's?When i bought my first car (an old fiesta :S ) i was told to look out for overrevving and stalling as the IACV's were a common issue.
Also it may have been the fact ive only ever driven a petrol and the biting point is high. But the clutch on the first car i saw seemed to be quite a bit snappy. As i say it may just be cause im used to the heavy feedback on the pedals of my current car but the seller said "you need to rev these quite high as you pull away". That just didnt sound right at all.
Have you got any advice on checking this car out? Im gonna have me brother and uncle pop down with me, there not mechanics but between um they know the basics i think.
Any help is gratefully recieved and apologies if this isn't the usual thing you like to dicuss