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    Hi All

    As the third boy is due in May this year I need to get a Zaffy but Im going to keep the Vec. Just can't part with it yet. Budget is 2k.

    Going to look at this one on Friday which looks to be a good example.

    I wonder what areas should I pay attention too most and what questions should be asked.

    Also with these engines is it a timing belt or chain. I have no idea when it comes to these things.

    Many thanks and please don't flame me if I am asking stupid questions.

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    I was already going to say look for a low miler well maintained 2.dti for that money & you won't be far wrong... they're a cam chain & pretty robust imo, i had an irmy kitted 2000 (w) plate dti many years ago did 60k in it & the only thing that ever failed was the airflow meter... check it from cold & make sure it starts ok, usual Vx suspension knocks etc & make sure you rev it hard & it's not smoking.

    really couldn't fault mine & imo the zaffy is indeed the best mpv on the market

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    @dh.dti

    Thanks very much for the tips mate. I now have something to go on.

    Looking forward to Friday but I will keep my head out of the clouds and be rational

    Will be my first diesel I ever bought so not so clued up on them.

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    Just a little bump to get others input if there is any.

    Thank you

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    Evening bump in case anyone else has some helpful info to add.Thanks

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    Had a gsi and the only thing that went was a maf sensor great cars IMO would have another one

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    This is all quite reassuring. Thank you

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    A mate of mine has had 3, not because theyve broke just the opposite really and he keeps upgrading spec. Lol. Hea had no probs with his current 1 either and its his work horse so does about 500 miles a week. Great mpv imo

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    My mate is selling this one although its a petrol http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-VAUXH...item5652e2f88a

    This is his main website http://calibrecoachworks.com/
    He was the no1 for modified VX's in his time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    My mate is selling this one although its a petrol http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-VAUXH...item5652e2f88a

    This is his main website http://calibrecoachworks.com/
    He was the no1 for modified VX's in his time!

    Thanks very much for the info mate. Its good to hear positives about these motors. Was expecting worse to be honest.

    I need a diesel though, sorry about that. And my budget is 2k (or less) only as money is very tight at the moment.

    Thanks again for the link though. Much appreciated

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