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    As title think ive bought a right wrongun !
    I bought a 55 plate 1.9cdti , onlyhad 2600 to spend at time and preferred the facelift , found what seemed a fairly ok car , few cosmetic issues but nothing that cudnt be tidied cheaply !

    However spent over 1200 in 3 mmonths n looking at more innext week :-(((((

    first problem found was knackered wiper linkage only noticeable on full speed in wet , they slapped front post.

    Replaced timing belt and pump matter of course only for it all to have to come off again for head rebuild following head gasket failure. Costing 900 inc the 230 for timing and pump .

    While car was in the rear spring found to be unbalanced one vaux sri other copy causing softer one side . £130 to replace

    bonnet damaged bending under own weight when propped open , £150 inc painting to replace .

    Took in to get regassed following the rebuild only to be told the passenger top mount is on way out and driver shocker is leaking !
    How sick am i !!!! Another 250 or so next sat to replace shocks and top mount!

    All ive spent could of had a pearler from a dealer !

    But such is life :-((( lol

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    Sounds like normal vectra things to me.

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    How many miles has it done? Sounds like bad luck!

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    97000 full service history, mot didnt even have any advisories on it , oh yeah stup top on driver side was rusted solid changed first week of owning !

    It all wear items really just wondering what else is gunna develop fault over next weeks lol

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    Does sound like bad luck to me. Don't know if I read it wrong but did you only change the drivers top mount, and now you need to change the passenger side, if one side needs doing sods law the other side won't be far behind.

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    How old was the MoT?
    If purchased from a trader, did they also perform the MoT?

    Servicing costs are inevitable, however a failed head gasket should have been noticed during that service

    Sounds like the previous owner simply carried out repairs in order to pass each MoT, suggesting pre-MoT at each service so check the Service history against the previous MoT carried out
    Equally, many of these issues and faults should have been discovered during a mechanical examination of the vehicle prior to purchase
    A third party warranty is always recommended now, sadly

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    Engine : 1.9 cdti 16v 225bhp

    Year : 54

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    been in these exact shoes myself pal with a mondeo ghai x tdci 130 first thing to go was dmf which ended up costing 1200 quid (but thats another story) so then it was kinda past point of no return cuz u think ive spent all this so dont wanna get rid, over the period january to september (this was few years ago) i added all the repair bill up divided them by the 9 months and it was over 600 a month just in repairs no mods, thought all was going well when i finally got 3 months trouble free motoring until xmas day when it failed to start was only an injector which was £90 for recon with programming but this was the last straw for me so being a bit hasty i put it on ebay there and then as spares or repair sold it for about a grand to a mechanic with all receipts so was a quick 2000 quid profit for him id of thought but i had, had enough wish id of cut my losses right at the start but hay ho thats used cars for ya i suppose

    p.s sorry for the long pointless response lol

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