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    Well after my 6 hour drive back home I have my new car sat on the drive (Just). I paid £1250 for an 05 reg Sri 2.0 Vectra Turbo in black. The overall condition of the car is good, it's in decent condition. The engine is good and the Turbo is good, the car pulls very well. I picked the car up this morning and drove towards home about 100 miles. I stopped off at Mcdonalds for some lunch. I left Mcdonalds car park and pulled up the round about, I nearly pooped my pants. I had no breaks what so ever! The brake pedal was hard as a rock . I went past the round about and kept moving and lucky for me no cars had come towards me. I pulled up into a parking bay a bit further up the road and had a little look under the bonnet, all looked good. The only thing I can think of is the brake fluid is shot, it's old and needs fresh put in. I had been parked up for about 10 mins and I tried the car again, the brakes worked, then they went hard again.

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    Oh and I have a water leak in the boot and some of the electrics are not working like the central locking switch button on the drivers door.

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    Sorry to hear that fella. have you spoken to the person you got it off?

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    I think for £1250 you cant go wrong with that even if it has problems like no brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzy_vectra View Post
    Sorry to hear that fella. have you spoken to the person you got it off?
    You ought to do if they have sold it knowing the brakes were defective - sounds like the brake servo or the master cylinder - if its not the fluid.

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    I have found the brake problem. I drove 370 miles with this broken off. It's the brake servo pipe, and it's broke. I need a new one...



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    But a nice simple repair - were the brakes ok before you stopped for eats - do you think it could happened on the journey

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    Yeah, the brakes seemed fine. Even when the guy picked me up from the train station they worked all the way to his house. Weird lol. I was lucky to get home in one piece

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    Cheap car though, how many miles on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2.2 View Post
    Yeah, the brakes seemed fine. Even when the guy picked me up from the train station they worked all the way to his house. Weird lol. I was lucky to get home in one piece
    You couldn't really disguise that so perhaps just a coincidence that its failed on your journey home - at least a nice easy cure and not too expensive. I still think you've got a bargain there - how many miles did you do?

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