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    Hi folks

    Looking for a bit of help here.

    Currently hunting a new car and have tested a variety of cars, had a go in a v6 cdti yesterday and was blown away with the power and refinement.

    What are these units like for reliability? Also whats the servicing costs/frequency? Tyres are about ninety quid a corner, how long can i expect to get from them? Ive read what Vauxhall says the mpg is, what can i realistically expect. My daily commute is 20 miles each way of a-road, typically cruising about 60-70.

    Sorry for all the questions in one fell swoop!

    Cheers for your time

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    Reliability: I dont hear too much going wrong with them on here, although some more mechanically minded people may be able to help out here.
    Servicing: unfortunalty I belive they are the most expensive engine to service as the engine is Isuzu, so parts are dealer about £200-£250 service, depending on whatever garages want the charge. Think the interval is 20K, or whenever your car tells you!
    Tyres: not really dependant on the engine size but more on the model, SRi's have 17s whereas other models have 16s. Probably get 16K miles from a front set in an SRi.
    MPG: in mine I get 38mpg on a run and 32 round town.

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    Just to add to what Andy has said,

    The service costs are horriffic.. £30 just for the oil filter..thats not a oil change.. just the filter!

    You may be being optimistic with £90 each for tyres..the v6 CDTi has the higher load rating tyres and Mark- the-cabby has found a cheap place for quality tyres at £140 each..all are fitted with at least 17's..

    otherwise it's a bomb proof choice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    Just to add to what Andy has said,

    The service costs are horriffic.. £30 just for the oil filter..thats not a oil change.. just the filter!

    You may be being optimistic with £90 each for tyres..the v6 CDTi has the higher load rating tyres and Mark- the-cabby has found a cheap place for quality tyres at £140 each..all are fitted with at least 17's..

    otherwise it's a bomb proof choice....
    Extra load tyres I know its a heavy engine but still..... mine had 4 tyres fitted at a vx garage 215/50/17 w reated but they are not extra load. I thought these were if you run 18's or 19's?
    Fuel, drive slowly and carefully expect 40mpg round town as I have found, On a long run, steady 70 -80ish about 37 mpg. Thats if you can believe the fuel computer.....

    Servicing I was told by my local dealer about £160 and £250 for the two services.
    HTH

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    Without the CRD2 box I used to get 38 - 44 mpg. That's a mix of A road, dual carriage way & in town. Usually nearer to 38 than 44!

    Servicing, I haven't had one yet as I've only had the car since May. But the service interval is 2 years or 30,000 miles with the eco flex servicing, so £200 - £250 every other year isn't that bad IMO.

    Tyres (I've been looking round locally for quotes as I need to replace my front 2 soon) £115 fitted for the Goodyears 215/50/17s that Vxl fit, or £100 for Khumos. You can go cheaper but probably not advisable to.

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    I bought a 2004 V6 CDTi a few months back, after doing my research on here.

    There's a fair few questions I asked, answered in the following threads that you might want to take a look at:-

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=10655

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=6630

    Suffice to say that after a few months of ownership, I am chuffed to bits with the car and havent looked back since. Cant fault it.

    My advice is go and test drive one, but I reckon you wont go far wrong with the 3.0!!!.

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    Should have said, not had any issues with the car as far as reliability is concerened. I've been well pleased with it, and I think I made the right choice in going for the V6.

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    the v6 cdti is generaly very reliable,never heard of many probs,but are prone to over heat in saabs but not in the vectra,for a cheaper oil filter and sticking to oe use an oil filter from the v6cdti saab,it is a third of the price and is the same(but a different part no),it does come in handy working for a vauxhall and saab dealer

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    Yeah I agree with what is generally being said. About 37MPG pre CRD2 box. Pretty good performance although not masses above the 2.2 SRI, which I had expected. I've had tyres. Nothing flash, cost me just over £70 a corner. Servicing at a non Vauxhall dealer was £160.


    Have to say that fitting the CRD2 box did blow the economy and performance figures away!! Get 45+MPG now regardless of how I drive it and believe me I drive it hard with the new found boost and pickup the box produces!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellebarto
    Yeah I agree with what is generally being said. About 37MPG pre CRD2 box. Pretty good performance although not masses above the 2.2 SRI, which I had expected. I've had tyres. Nothing flash, cost me just over £70 a corner. Servicing at a non Vauxhall dealer was £160.


    Have to say that fitting the CRD2 box did blow the economy and performance figures away!! Get 45+MPG now regardless of how I drive it and believe me I drive it hard with the new found boost and pickup the box produces!!

    Not sure if that it a true reading as my V6 CDTI with the CRD2 box I get 28mpg around town and high 30's motorway. Without the box its more.

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