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    Vehicle : SIGNUM

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 2.2 Direct

    Year : 54

    Default Melv and Ellie's Signum Design 2.2 Direct

    House + Wife + Son = all grown up. Time for a sensible family car to replace Ellie's 3dr Mk4 Astra SXi.

    Queue some differences in opinion between Ellie and I regarding suitable vehicles. Old Saabs with B204's and 4dr MGZS 180's aren't family cars apparently! :lmao:

    Ellie had liked Signums for a while and I recognised their benefits, fancied an easy life and could be persuaded into getting one. A derv was considered then dismissed as Ellie will not do the miles to justify one so the hunt was on for a petrol model. The 1.8, 2.2 direct and 2.0 turbo were all considered.

    I spotted a 2.2 direct down between Edinburgh and Glasgow which is 190 miles from home that had a well written advert, was well priced, and looked good. A plan was hatched:

    - A plea for assistance was posted on facebook and answered by various members of migweb.co.uk Adrian, Micky, Keith, Lucas, Dave Reid and last but by no means least, Dave Dempsey.

    - Dave Dempsey very kindly agreed to and went to view the car during the week. The report came back clean as did the HPI. Dave, thanks very much again Sir.

    - I called the vendor to note my interest and said that I would be down to see it for myself on Saturday

    - Ivan and I headed down to view it today along with another mate who was away to pay for a Merc Sprinter less than 15 miles from where the car was for sale. 2 birds, one stone and all that.....

    - The verdict.
    Turns out that the car was originally owned by a bloke who lives less than 10 miles from me and had been serviced by the local dealer up here.
    There are a couple of small issues. It's an 80k 54 plate so nothing out of the ordinary.
    A couple of very, very faint bubbles on the rear arches.
    A bent AC radiator, cracked front bumper and a loose lower grill which in my opinion looks a lot like someone has hit a rabbit / bird / cat / etc as there is no other damage.
    Two tyres need replaced soon but as they are ditchfinders and I also have a set of Omega Elite alloys in the garage this isn't an issue.
    Heat shield on the backbox is loose.

    So the result. Knocked £100 off the asking price and bought it.

    Here's a copy and paste of the ad:
    Regrettably up for sale is my Vauxhall Signum. Its the 2.2 design version and it's an absolutely brilliant car and runs like a dream despite being 8 years old. Its got a massive spec including sat nav and it is completely rust free. Some more details below:

    Road tax June 2013
    MOT Sept 2013
    80k genuine miles
    Vauxhall Service history
    Pearlescant black paint Sparkles in the sun shine....
    2 former owners, the first being Vauxhall themselves so you know ifs been well looked after.

    Half leather interior in excellent condition
    Sat nav
    Air con
    Electric windows all-round
    Massive boot
    4 great alloys and tyres - They even run without wobble at 70mph.
    2 key fobs and the key number card from Vauxhall

    Honestly is a brilliant car but it needs to go. I'm confident enough to say its the best signum available for sale today.

    Buyer won't be disappointed.


    And some pics from the ad:






    Thanks very much again to Dave Dempsey for his assistance.

    The plans:
    Service and fix some of the issues when I can.
    Fit my Omega Elite wheels
    Silver bulbs in the rear indicators
    Buy and fit GM Mud flaps
    HID kit possibly
    MP3 or Aux conversion on the stereo

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    Looks very nice mate and reminds me of my old signum elite which was also black and was 2.2direct too and i spent a fortune on it,the engine is a gem and smooth and powerful too,hope it turns out to be a cracking reliable motor for you mate

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    welcome to the signum rules section .

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    Thanks gents. Hopefully a few years of hassle free ownership is on the horizon.

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    Lookin good in black, i got a 2.0t and that shifts so im sure that will ave some power wen needed. Siggys rule

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    Hopefully yours isn't a unreliable piece of **** like mine/most turn out to be :-) looks nice and tidy

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    Thanks Beardy.

    Glass half full kind of person I see Rich.

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    Less than 24hrs of ownership and the EML is on! I LOVE vauxhalls It's quite juddery at idle so knowing my luck it's the high pressure fuel pump playing up

    My brother in law (Ivan) is coming over later with his code reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    Hopefully yours isn't a unreliable piece of **** like mine/most turn out to be
    Quote Originally Posted by melv View Post
    Thanks Beardy.

    Glass half full kind of person I see Rich.
    Quote Originally Posted by melv View Post
    Less than 24hrs of ownership and the EML is on! I LOVE vauxhalls It's quite juddery at idle so knowing my luck it's the high pressure fuel pump playing up


    My Eml has been on and off since day 1, 2 1/2 years ago, its just the second lambda and wont get changed until the front pipe(original) goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melv View Post
    Less than 24hrs of ownership and the EML is on! I LOVE vauxhalls It's quite juddery at idle so knowing my luck it's the high pressure fuel pump playing up

    My brother in law (Ivan) is coming over later with his code reader.
    lets hope its not p1191

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