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    Hi All,

    I have joined this website, as i think the Vectra is a highly underrated car in Australia. I have a 2004 3.2V6 Vectra CDXI. I have had it from brand new, and i think it is a great car. They do not make sell them any more here, as Holden replaced it with the Holden Cruz, which may be the same as the insignia?? not sure.

    Anyway my old bus has 205000 km on it, and it still handles and goes great. I actually think that it handles better than some new cars i test drove a few months ago when i considered replacing it. The CDXI here in AUS i think is the same as the GTS vectra in Europe, only you could get it in a 6 speed manual in Europe and it only came out in the 5 speed tiptronic in AUS. That was a shame.

    All the Best and i look forward to chatting with people on this website.

    Cheers Lucadavid.

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    Hi and welcome mate. that car in the UK is a Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 Top car I also had mine from new and loved every minute of it!

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    What's the weather like down under???

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    38 Degrees on the west coast mate

    Welcome along Luca. What part of Australia are you in? Need any help with her feel free to PM me.

    Feel free to also join the locals at opelaus.com
    Hope to see you around.

    Chris

    P.S
    (The cruze is very different to the Insignia, Luckily Opel will be entering the Australian market in late 2012 where we'll see the Insignia as one of the first models they bring across

    Also, We did get the GTS in a 5 speed manual, I own one)

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    welcome to vec-c ...ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Welcome on pics when you can

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. The temp on my side of the country is fairly mild compared to Perth. Its only around 28C in Sydney and been a fairly mild summer. I am based in Sydney however in am in Perth fairly regular. I will check out opelaus, sounds interesting.

    I look forward to Opel entering the Aus market, so i can check out the insignia. It seems like a good car.

    Oh Yeh when i bought my car i requested the manual, but Holden told me they were not available, and they only came in the Tiptronic. They were probably just trying to flog me the show room model to move stock.

    Cheers
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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. The temp on my side of the country is fairly mild compared to Perth. Its only around 28C in Sydney and been a fairly mild summer. I am based in Sydney however in am in Perth fairly regular. I will check out opelaus, sounds interesting.

    I look forward to Opel entering the Aus market, so i can check out the insignia. It seems like a good car.

    Oh Yeh when i bought my car i requested the manual, but Holden told me they were not available, and they only came in the Tiptronic. They were probably just trying to flog me the show room model to move stock.

    Cheers
    Lucadavid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucadavid View Post
    Hi All,

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. The temp on my side of the country is fairly mild compared to Perth. Its only around 28C in Sydney and been a fairly mild summer. I am based in Sydney however in am in Perth fairly regular. I will check out opelaus, sounds interesting.

    I look forward to Opel entering the Aus market, so i can check out the insignia. It seems like a good car.

    Oh Yeh when i bought my car i requested the manual, but Holden told me they were not available, and they only came in the Tiptronic. They were probably just trying to flog me the show room model to move stock.

    Cheers
    Lucadavid
    Well I'm glad the car is still going strong at 200+K

    I've just cracked 115K and the car is still feeling reasonably good.
    I've learnt, from owning the Vectra, never to go to Holden for anything. Parts, advice, nothing. The first service (minor service that is) ended up costing me close to $1200. After that, I discovered Opelaus. Bought all my parts from autovaux.co.uk and got a local mechanic to install the parts.
    Its quite sad that I now relate Holden to just being rip-off merchants.

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    Welcome mate yes. I was in perth for 2 weeks over xmas and seen a silver 3.2 CDX nice looking with holden badge. The new holden cruze is a chevy cruze here in the UK the the only holden that has some insignia detail is the statesman but is bigger and has different rear end.

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