I'm a new memeber to this site and i'm looking for some advise from you Vectra experts.
I'm in the process of purchasing a 2006 (55 plate) 1.8 sri Vectra from a well known car supermarket. The car is the facelift version, but i'm unsure if it has the VVT engine. The salesman (swiss tony look-a-like) said it had but i'm not convinced.
1. The car is not badged VVT, which I don't think they are anyway.
2. The V5 does not give exact specification.
3. I did a basic check on the DVLA website using the car registration DN55JVM. This only showed basic details but it did show the CO2 emmissions rating of 173g/km which relates to the VVT engine, however, the car could have been registered incorrectly.
4. I gave a local Vauxhall dealership the VIN no. and they confirmed the engine was a VVT. But i'm still not convinced.
5. The car was registered on 27/01/2006. Press reports suggest the new VVT engined went on sale early 2006, therefore, has the car got an earlier engine. The car may have been manufactured months before it's registration.
Can anyone advise if all the 1.8 petrol facelift models are fitted with the VVT engines? And, or if all the VVT engines produce 140bhp as advertised in recent publications? If it helps the engine number is 20GM6742.
Or bascially, is there a simple way I can visually check the car to confirm it has the VVT (140bhp) engine.
I'm due to pick up the car at the weekend, therefore, your urgent advise is sort. Please forward to email firstname.lastname@example.org