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    Hi guys,

    New here and still looking for a Vectra currently...it's either that or a Mondeo but the Veccy seems nicer inside which is afterall where I'm gonna spend most of the time and seems to have a better engine choice with the 150CDTi as well.

    I've been searching through the forum different things but cant seem to find a definitive difference's list between facelift and pre-facelift....I might just have missed it though, so sorry if I have.

    Anyway - looking at decent spec so either Elite or SRi - I understand the main difference is the Elite has leathers and climate control, but the SRi has cloth sports seats, manual air con and a sportier body kit?

    Hopefully I've got that right lol, so what are the differences between the older one and the facelift, except obviously the front end looks.

    And do they all have traction control/ESP? I seem to have confused myself with this as some people say they all have it, but it just needs activating, others say the newer ones don't have it...but I cant work out why they'd bring out a newer version with less toys lol??

    Cheers for any help and sorry if its been covered before.
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    the facelift as said had nothig mate it was when vauxhall was going through cost cutting mate

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    Remember that the SRI doesn't have leccy rear windows either (which I imagine the Elite has). That's true for preface and facelift models.

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    Having had both a facelift mondeo and facelift vectra I wouldn't say the vectra is better inside, for a start retro fitting climate control in a mondeo is as simple as two parts and plug and play where as a vectra to do this would require at least 6 hours work dismantling the entire dash!

    From the outside though is where the Vectra wins for me unless you can get a Mondeo ST, over a standard Sri but then an XP2 or Vxr Vectra is better looking than an ST.

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    I'm looking for a pre-facelift Vectra ideally, looks meaner and 'better' in my opinion. But there seem to be loads more facelifts about, which is why I was wondering what the differences were......but if they're worse then I'll stick to looking for a pre-facelift then.

    I'm not too fussed about rear leccy windows, used to be as I always had top spec 306s and a Mk4 Golf....but now I've got an older 306 without leccy rears and tbh I hadn't even thought about it.

    I can't see why you couldn't have a comfy sports model though - I mean loads of people must want both in one car! I like the SRi looks (and yeah I agree they look better than the mondeo) but I also like leathers and climate control! Although I suppose its easier to retrofit SRi parts (lights etc) to an elite than the other way round.

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    If you're lucky you'll find a preface SRI with leather (fitted at build as an option). There are a few about - I was lucky enough to find an 05 SRI with heated leather, sunroof, 18" alloys and uprated digital radio . Keep trawling, you never know. Don't forget the 3.0cdti is an option too - possibly easier to find one of them (which is what mine is) with the options fitted?

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    i'd rather an elite then add the sri bits if you want the looks
    i have a preface sri and father in law has facelift sri and its surprising how many bits have been left of the facelift, ie rain sensor, rear heater vents, rear centreheadrest, rear bench table arm rest, cubby holes etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    i'd rather an elite then add the sri bits if you want the looks
    i have a preface sri and father in law has facelift sri and its surprising how many bits have been left of the facelift, ie rain sensor, rear heater vents, rear centreheadrest, rear bench table arm rest, cubby holes etc
    I haven't got a rain sensor! I wonder whether they dropped that on the last of the preface cars? It seems there was a transition period because I know mine has the facelift steering wheel controls even though it's one of the last prefaces.

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    Ah, I didn't realise any had rain sensors! I guess it was a fairly rare option?

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    both the preface active and sri i had has them, dont think many facelifts did, look for the large black patch where rear view mirror sticks to the windscreen, oh, thats another thing, preface had the tinting rear view mirror with small light that lights the dash, the mirrors in the facelift sri are just bog standard

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