Howdy chaps and chapettes. As an owner of a pre-facelift veccy, I was just wondering what other alterations were made to the facelift to rectify shortcomings of the original design - in other words what should I suspect to fail on my Veccy next?
Wiper linkage broke yesterday in the pouring rain just as I pulled into the hospital to take my daughter to A&E. She's fine, but the Vectra will be in the garage for the 6th time or so this year.
Failures in my 3 years of ownership (55 plate)
Front tie rods and anti-rollbar arms
None under warranty. I think there were some mods to the swirlbar, etc (I have a 1.9 CDTi 16v), but touch wood haven't had any problems with the the IGR yet or anything else enginewise... need to change the glowplugs though.
When I phoned the garage expecting sympathy stating all the things that had gone wrong, instead of saying something like - "that's really unlucky", his reply was - "next it'll be the inlet manifold of the DPF at a grand a piece". Honesty from a Vauxhall dealer - quite worring I would say.
The letters fell off the back of the boot in the cold winter before last as well, which was annoying.
Still, getting a set of palm automotive blinds delivered tomorrow to cheer myself up!