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    Chassis alignment - Vectra v Signum............

    True or false - there's more items that can be adjusted on a Signum than on a Vectra?

    Reason for asking is that the chassis alignment place I've used for years wants £114 for my Signum Design compared with £78 for the equivalent Vectra .

    He's saying that the Signum has more points of adjustment which = more time (labour) and hence more £'s.

    AFAIK, both cars share the same adjustable suspension & steering components ".
    Last edited by gtr1000; 22nd November 2011 at 17:39.

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    Exactly the same - maybe the truth is he doesn't have the specs for the Signum so he's worried it'll take longer as it's unknown to him. The only thing more adjustable on the Signum is the rear seats.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Exactly the same - maybe the truth is he doesn't have the specs for the Signum so he's worried it'll take longer as it's unknown to him.
    Yes, probably the case but he also wants £114 for the Saab 9-5, aka Vectra-C.

    I'll spill the beans and put a link up to the on-line alignment costs https://www.blackboots.co.uk/order.php?step=3.

    These guys are good, very good but I'll batter them down to the £78 price.

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    Old 9-5 is based on the Vectra-B, the new one is based on a stretched Insignia platform. Did you mean 9-3?

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    Just had a look at that link, and I think they're picking prices out of the air - if you try to select Saab 9-3 there's only one model that comes up: the one made from 1998 to 2009. That's two completely different cars, the early ones in that age range were based on the Cavalier Mk3, and the later ones on the Vec-C, yet they happen to take the same time to align...?

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    The signum shares its chassis with the last fiat croma and thats the same price as the vectra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Old 9-5 is based on the Vectra-B, the new one is based on a stretched Insignia platform. Did you mean 9-3?
    Sorry, my bad, yes the 9-3 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Reason for asking is that the chassis alignment place I've used for years wants £114 for my Signum Design compared with £78 for the equivalent Vectra
    Ask them how many different angles they check on each (Vectra C against Signum)
    Used the link you provided and Signum is £30 extra, £95 against £65
    Does the Signum have self-levelling rear suspension?

    Find somewhere else locally with Hunters equipment and obtain a quote from them
    Again, ask them the same question

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    gtr , my friend has just had his alignment done on his bmw

    i know its not far from your general area as im only in bracknell and he lives in camberley

    ive just texted him to find out where it was and the cost was a pricely .........£50 all in and its a place that does race cars so they know there stuff

    ill let you know when he texts back

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    gtr , my friend has just had his alignment done on his bmw

    i know its not far from your general area as im only in bracknell and he lives in camberley

    ive just texted him to find out where it was and the cost was a pricely .........£50 all in and its a place that does race cars so they know there stuff

    ill let you know when he texts back
    Cheers Mark .

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