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    Default I found my old Company Car!

    So. There I am wandering around on ebay. Looking for a Vectra 1.9CDTI 150. And there it was my old company car!

    Sadly though it had been used as a taxi, had Xenons fitted, and was a cat C just a mere 6 months after I gave it back from being made redundant.

    Someone got a bargain. 2008 reg Vectra Exclusive with Sat Nav and bluetooth for £1950!

    Did I bid? Nowp. Because it would have been the car I connected with, and it might not have been the same as when I left it, so I could have spent my time going "This was so much better when I had it"

    Still on the lookout though!

    Whenever I needed help you guys were always there! Even it it was a company car!

    So - What date did the face lift model start?

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    Vehicle : 1.9 cdti 150

    Trim : elite


    Year : 2006

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    late 2005 i think mate

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    OK. So If I am looking for a 1.9CDTI 150HP 5 door version

    Can anyone tell me what the worrying signs are that I should look out for?? In order to not get a lemon

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    I'd never buy an ex taxi...

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    swirl flaps,springs,blower motor working on all 4 settings check its getting up to temperature in a reasonable time should sit between 85 and 90

    then all the normal things for any car

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    How do I check to see if the swirl flaps work properly?

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    take plastic cover off the engine and look down at the back behind the glow plugs look for the bar see if its fallen off or covered in glue, get someone to rev the engine and check that the bar is moving freely

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    I think the rose coloured spectacles would not cover the ex-taxi part myself, and it would end up really dissapointing you. Probably best keep searching.

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    Trim : sri nav/Elite

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    Year : 56

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    taxis are serviced more then any car. but the upholstery can be in a mess and body dented. i see a few at auction.

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    Ok. Flaps. Springs (ones that are on each corner?). Blower. Noted.

    What about milage? I did 46k in one year on mine. Is mileage a problem on these?

    I have been warned about clutch and thrust bearings?

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