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    ok posting here cause its just an idea general chat just now
    so hope thats ok.

    basically finding my 3.2 gsi being needed as a dailly runner for the wife as i have recieved a new company vehicle.
    all the short journeys are lowering mpg figures and costing at the pumps

    thinking of a change and think its easier to swap than sell then buy again. am i right?

    would i be dreaming to swap for a sri 120 cdti vectra c ?
    is the 3.2 not desirable due to its fuel costs ?

    ive not tried selling it or anything but think its time to start getting more practical.

    not swapping/selling right away as i need to renew front shocks / droplinks and cv support bearing so its pukka for swap with no comebacks.

    what other diesels should i be looking at of roughly same size/value?

    basic rundown
    2002 3.2 v6 gsi
    has the nav and computer and all the toys
    89k miles fsh / t belt and tensioners done at 79k
    tints
    lowered / irmsher grill
    sri preface wheels with brand new tyres
    recent small fortune spent on csc / clutch master cyl / rear control arms / inner cv boots etc
    tidy for age apart from headlights needing a polish up and a small thumb sised dent in rear pillar

    any input welcome ta

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    dont think you will get a straight swop for any deisel .unless its falling to bits ..deisel would be no good for short runs any way .. if your keeping the vec size car then a 1.8 might be swoppable.

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    At 90K miles, the car should have paid for itself
    I can't see any benefit in exchanging / swapping, unless you are obtaining a newer car

    As above, if it is all short journeys (such that the engine will not warm up, or not for very long) then there is no point swapping from petrol to diesel

    If you have a company car, then a more appropriate vehicle for the other driver has to be taken into consideration
    Other advantages will be lower running costs, lower insurance and so on

    I would suggest asking the other driver to keep a rough record of a typical weeks vehicle use (miles, use, passengers, load, etc)
    Once you have this, multiply it by 50 to give the typical annual use (takes into account holiday, days off, etc)
    Next take into account the typical journey distance and length

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    I would suggest asking the other driver to keep a rough record of a typical weeks vehicle use (miles, use, passengers, load, etc)
    Once you have this, multiply it by 50 to give the typical annual use (takes into account holiday, days off, etc)
    Next take into account the typical journey distance and length

    If I asked my lass to do that she would laugh at me!! As above, short journeys there's no point getting a diesel. Maybe look at the 1.8, they are good value for money as they do not hold value and will be better on the short journeys.

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    As said don't think you would get a straight swap for diesel maybe an early 1.8 or 2.2 you will be very lucky though as more people are doing more miles and will keep there smaller engined vec

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    cheers for the input lads

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