I'm looking to get a Vectra 1.9cdti with the 8v 120bhp engine (probably a 2007 model). I'm not too fussed about the extra performance of the 150bhp version, and prefer the idea that the 8v might be more reliable.
However the question I have is what gearbox is fitted to the 120bhp version? Is it the F40 box or the M32? I believe the M32 is used in the Astra and by all accounts is not very strong. The F40 is apparently much stronger so I'm hoping it's this one?
Just in case I do fancy a bit more performance, how well does the 8v engine improve with a remap?
and lastly (sorry)!... anyone know how long the DPF lasts on an estate before it needs to be replaced? I gather they are very expensive, so I might stick with a hatchback are problematic.
Any advice much appreciated