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    Default Bye bye to my Vectra!!

    After over a year and a half of ownership I have decided to get rid of the vec.
    Contrary to what my wife believes it hasn't been too much of a bad motor. It's needed new springs, exhaust, drop links, stat, waterpump and some work to try and sort an oil leak.

    It's it's still losing a little oil after spending hundreds on trying to cure it. I have also been wanting a diesel to reduce cost and been after an estate to do some touring with the family. So the petrol hatch had to go.

    I have been and put a deposit down on a 56 plate Renault laguna dynamique navigation 2.0dci 150 estate in black with privacy glass.
    It's a nice looking car and drives really nice. I know the French aren't known for reliability but I have looked into these cars and the 2.0dci appears to be a very good motor.

    I'd like to say a massive thanks to Dean and Ian for all the help getting things done on the car!! Would have thrown in the towel much sooner if not for these guys.

    I will still pop in here for a look and to keep up to date on the gossip etc, I might even show my face at a local meet sometime!!

    Thanks!!

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    Trim : sri 150

    Engine : 1.9 cdti

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    laguna's are a very nice car and in 2 years will be worth £1000 they really do drop money badly my mate has just got a diesel one off ebay 2003 fsh short test mind £675

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    Vehicle : Vectra C

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    Good luck mate and enjoy your new motor

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    I intend on keeping it until it's dead or worthless anyway. Was pretty reasonable considering age, spec and mileage compared to what I was looking at.
    The vectra lost enough money as it was, so shouldn't be any worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz1965 View Post
    Good luck mate and enjoy your new motor
    Cheers.

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    have fun with new car

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    a shame mate .. but needs must .. and dont be a stranger

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Good luck with your new car

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    all the best with the new car bud .is it the law to ask for pics of the laguna

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    I have a 2.0dci 150 laguna and its.................well pretty good (if you can see past the build quality), I back to back tested it against a Vec 1.9cdti (design) and much prefered the Laguna's engine. And they are bullet proof!

    Downside as said is depreciation. I lost £1200 in 12 months

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