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    Default should I or should'nt I buy a 3.0 CDTi?

    Thinking of buying one, 2006 facelift, not seen it yet or had a drive, what kind of stuff should i be looking for? stuff I've read makes it look like a solid motor with few known faults, or have I missed anything? other than service parts!!

    It's an sri, and I've got a knackered pre-face lift elite sitting in the garden, so would swop over all the good bits, hopefully ending up with a nice motor.

    Any advice would be apperciated.

    Larann.

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    I've had one and would have another.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I'm really leaning towards it, so hopefully it won't be a lemon. The one I'm looking at is ex police, so hopefully been looked after, but may have been thrashed from time to time!!

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    The only thing with ex police is all the holes on the dashboard. Other than that, if they ever had a problem with the car, it would have been a brand new part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larann View Post
    ex police, so hopefully been looked after, but may have been thrashed from time to time!!
    looked after and thrashed...
    Sadly the majority are seen as work horses

    Putting the electrics back to retail specification could be fun
    The saving you will make will soon be consumed in a new radio CD player
    Drivers seat will probably be well worn
    Check the brake pedal plastic for wear (mine is on 126K miles and needs replacing now)

    Vectra wise, the usual inspections for springs, shocks, and bushes (the Vectra C seems to eat them)
    3.0 V6 CDTI, not much to report, but service history is essential

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    there's a 3 litre c.d.t.i. on ebay for about £ 3 , 500 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by george1987 View Post
    The only thing with ex police is all the holes on the dashboard. Other than that, if they ever had a problem with the car, it would have been a brand new part.
    I'm hoping that any of the police 'modifications' can be address with the vectra parts I'll have on my old elite, so fingers crossed I can get the price down, and then not have to spend anything to fix the issues. My old vectra has a double din after marcket hed unit anyways, so I'll be swopping it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITFACTORY1403 View Post
    there's a 3 litre c.d.t.i. on ebay for about £ 3 , 500 .

    Must have a look, I thought any at that price were pre-face lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larann View Post
    Must have a look, I thought any at that price were pre-face lift.
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    Sods law , i saw it earlier ...

    and now , i can't find it again , sorry .

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    here's a cheap one . pre facelift though .

    £ 3, 195 .

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Opel-...item20ba4218cc

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    Sorry i still can't find the face lift 3 ltr c.d.t.i. i saw earlier .
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