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    I have found a 2005 Vectra C Sri Turbo thats a nice price for me to buy, The only thing is it's had 8 owners already . Would you buy it, what should I look out for? I sold my Vectra C Turbo last weekend to free up some cash, I have found this one but the 8 owners have me a bit worried, should I be? The car looks mint from the pictures I have seen, it's being used daily by a woman who is running her kids around in it. Two baby seats in the pics gave that away. This Vectra has 80K on the clocks, part service history and 1 key. It's just over £1200 to buy. I have put a deposit down on it.

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    Hmm with only part history id be a tad unsure. I can understand say a vxr having lots of owners because of the running costs but even so, 8 is alot mate. Thing is though if youve put a deposit down already is it refundable?

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    I don't think I would get my deposit back, I will probably have to go and get it. I still like the look of the car, it's cheap as it has a scuff and a small dent on the front wing / bumper. I think it just needs loved lol

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    links pics?? 8 owners is quite alot fella
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    Well he took the add off for sale when I put the deposit down. Here are some pics....







    The small damage..

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    To me, 8 owners says that car has been owned by people who cannot afford to run or maintain it. A part-history just makes it less attractive than it already is with 8 owners! As for the "lady owner running the kids around" thing, would that not be detrimental to the engine over time?

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    £1200 pound not a lot of cash mate buy it and u are getting a lot of car for the money
    I have brought cars with more owners on no service history what have done me proud.Best thing to do when u buy is change oil sparkplugs air filter.
    And just give it the once over.

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    Thats why I went for this one as well as I know they have good engines, the Saab lump. It's a long journey to collect it, thats for sure.

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    £1200 is a fair price, given the age, number of previous owners and condition

    As it has less than 100K miles you could put a third party warranty on it, just phone up in advance and confirm they will accept a part history and you have just serviced it

    With respect to the part history, could you provide more information
    Providing it is every 20K miles / 2 years, then it should only have 4 services (assuming equal usage over time)
    Equally, you could carry out the next due service within four weeks of accepting the vehicle - including all the filters and a brake fluid change

    I would also suggest writing to each of the previous 3 owners, supply a SAE so they can reply, find out why they sold the vehicle and what the mileage was when they sold the car

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    PASS....... look for another, you already have doubts. there are lots for sale out there!!!

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