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    Right guys may need to change my car quicker than I thought! Will probably have around 2k to play with maybe a little more for the right car...

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    2.0T or 2.2 SRi. Whats your views?

    Obviously 2 very different engines. Were the chains on the 2.2s really that big a problem? Id prefer the turbo its obviously more powerful but dont think I can pick one up in my budget. Anything obvious I should check for on a test drive? Ive read about the chain rattle but im not a vauxhall man lol. Obviously insurance will be cheaper on the 2.2 but is it worth paying the extra?

    Cheers for all your help guys

    Nicky

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    Definitely need to change quicker - the Mondeo has just given up lol

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    The 2.0T is a really good engine, powerful and reliable. The 2.2 is not as powerful, and some versions have dodgy high pressure fuel pumps, plus the chain can give trouble. Don't know how much cheaper its to insure though.

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    not sure if the 2.0T are down to 2K yet are they ?? maybe behind the times lol .

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    There was one on the bay for £2200 that went and theres a couple about for £2500. Could push to that. Is the difference in the 2.2's whether its a direct or not?

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    nope they still suffer the chain issues same as hp fuel pumps but are very nice cars imho if you can get a 2.0 t go for it just rem the ins may be a bit more as its a turbo

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    Rightyho

    Im going to look at a 52 plate 2.2 non-direct tomorrow night. So check that the EML aint on for the fuel pump and no chain rattles. Surely the directs are direct fuel injection so the standard 2.2 should be multipoint so will have a standard fuel pump? I might be talking out of me backside there? Best off to ask in the technical section do you think.

    Bear in mind im a Ford boy lol... Just fancy something a bit classier than the run of the mill Mondeo

    Appreciate all the help guys...

    Nicky

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    Car turned out to be not as described. Well hacked off lol

    What are the autos in these like?

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    nicky,

    See my reply to PauLLL on his thread marked "Choices" about the 2.2 Direct Auto.

    Lynchy

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    Hi mate have you considered the 1.9 cdti? Absolutely brilliant on fuel and powerful when you need it. I will never go back to a petrol engine again after having this. And it's quite cheap to tax too. Anyway I'm glad that you've seen the light and decided to come into the vx fold lol

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