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    whats the difference between a 3.2 v6 gsi and a v6 3.2 elite?

    one difference i spotted was that the gsi's only have half leather whereas the elite has full.

    anything else? performance wise too?

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    I think, and there are some GSi owners here that will correct me, but the GSi has the lower & stiffer suspension setup from the SRi.

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    Performance wise - nothing. It's exactly the same engine. The Elite could have an auto box so that would be the only main difference there.

    As you'd already spotted, the Elite has full leather and Climate Control. Can't recall if the GSi has CC. It also depends on the year, as they started to remove some of the goodies from the GSi on later years if I remember correctly.

    And as Wardy said, GSi has different suspension.

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    to add to the above, yes the GSi has split CC.. well, mine does..

    lowered suspension ( minus 15mm) and SRI dampers.. Some will have full leather if it was optioned..elite will always have full leather and maybe powered seats..

    GSI seats are semi-bucket, Elite are the standard seats..

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    duncan - going back to your point - what did they start removing from the gsi's as they went on?

    would i be better looking out for an early gsi rather than a newer one if im after all the gadgets then?

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    the GSi's didn't really suffer too much from the Spec cuts at VX.. If you want maximum toys look at a 53 or early 04 plated car.. Phil's 53 plate had Nav and Xenon's...mine doesn't have Nav...

    They are specced much higher than the SRi's of the time, they just didn't come with 'all' the toys like the elites did

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    My June '04 GSi has full leather and parking assist - as options. In general terms, if you want all the toys, the earlier the better! I think the '53 plate cars still had Xenon headlights which mine doesn't have - this is something I really miss as my previous two Vectra CDX's had them.

    But, I'd look at each car on it's own merits - I'd rather have a 'poverty spec' late model GSi/Elite with a low mileage than an early one with all the extras and an intergalactic mileage. You pays your money......

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    good point D18. im looking for a gsi with under 40k on the clock as i think thats more than enough mileage for their age etc. theres an elite on fleabay with 117k on it already!!

    ok, so im looking for a gsi with sat nav, definately Xenons and the 19" snowflakes.

    did all gsi's come with the twin exhaust systems? did the elites?

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    All the GSi's came with twin flat oval tailpipes.. V6 elites have twin pipes but they turn down behind the bumper and can't really be seen...

    Oh, and mileage... you may have to hunt to find one with the toys you want and a low mileage.. mine's nearly at 40K already and it's only 2 1/2 yrs old..

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    ok, defo the gsi it is! how far do you think these vectras will depreciate by in the next few years? i reckon that this car is the one, the keeper, the car for life! (well, a few years anyway!!) but the price seems to be falling all the time! i called my local dealer and they just sold a flame red gsi for £7,500 (i think, oh and cant rem the mileage) but it had all the toys etc. so i dont wana pay over the odds if its going to be worth SFA in a few years time!(but not that it matters if im keeping it!!) now im just ranting on!!

    I WANT A GSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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