This is the new ride, another Vectra C, this time it's a 3.0 v6 cdti XP elite estate. Had it around four weeks now and absolutely loving the space again, after an MG TF! Only by chance did i come across it and when i found out that insurance costs wheren't going to be much more on this than a 150 i decided it was well worth a view! Here are the pictures off autotrader,not the best pictures to sell a car by huh:
Upon viewing i decided it was too good to let it pass and a few days later a deposit was down, honestly don't think the seller knew what he had!
This is it, the day i brought it home, typically raining so no chance of many pictures.
Anyway being an elite, it's pretty much top of the spec:
Full leathers, heated fronts
Bi-xenon Adaptive Forward Lighting headlights
The boot is on a popper and motor so can fully open and close at the touch of a button
Dual climate control
Factory fitted satnav
Aux-in for the headunit
Electric windows all round
Then all the usual stuff:
Electric, heated mirrors
Auto dim rear view mirror and drivers wing mirror
Front fog lights
The car also has, a parrot hands free kit fitted and a witter tow bar lol
Then the XP extras:
Front bumper splitter
Rear bumper splitter
18" XP alloys
Parkers reckon, 185bhp, 300lbs of torque and around 40mpg. I'm getting around 100 miles extra per tank full than my old Vectra C 2ltr Turbo and the full efficiency was the only thing that let the 2ltr Turbo down.
Anyway here's a few pictures and a couple of mods, starting with the rear end and a debadge
I wasn't sure whether to take the griffin badge off or not, so it stayed on
Then for some chrome rear bulbs
And while i was out there i decided to get rid of the griffin badge and change the tow bar cover lol
I've got used to the rear end now, at first it did look a bit plain but now i'm really glad i did it.
I've also changed the aerial for a much shorter Richbrook one
And here's a few pictures of the beast at the West Mids mk3oc meet like two weeks ago:
Few pictures of the interior, i'm in need of a set of mats so that's the next thing to get.
The latest purchase, i know - i'm mad, a mat for the boot instead of mats for the people has come first lol
Changed the tax disc holder
Few more pictures:
Heated battery bag?!
My old preface Vectra C had a bonnet lifter strut, bit weird the facelifts dont?!
I've also replaced the side indicators, really not too sure on these atm, so might end up colour coding them...
Sorry the car is filthy, it's been cleaned now, i just did the photos and cleaning in the wrong order lol
Chrome door handles
Anyway, i've got a few bits an pieces on the way, panel filter - so will do the airbox mod at the same time, cabin filter, mats and i've got a few plans for it now...
Colour code the chrome V grille and replace the backing mesh with vxr trim. Also replace the lower grille meshing with vxr trim
And i'm also going to replace the fog light surrounds with the vxr mesh pieces and add the chrome fog light surrounds, as this is how they are atm:
So i'm assuming the vxr meshes/trim will fit on/into this bumper?