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    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Sri

    Engine : 1.9 cdti

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 11000

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    Looking around at vec/signum I have been looking at the 1.9cdti engine, my budget is around £3500 and my only other real requirements are trip computer and cruise control which seem to be pretty standard on the ones I've viewed so far.
    I would like to know what I should be looking out for, I have read about dual mass fly wheels being a problem any other common faults and how best to identify them pease.

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    Vehicle : SAAB 93 Estate, Vectra C Estate

    Trim : LINEAR SE, Elite

    Engine : Z19DTH, Z22YH

    Year : 08,08

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    In order of failures on my car:

    DMF, rattles, clutch probably or should be changed at the same time (my cars was)
    Rear tyre wear on insides
    Wiper motor, only works on high speed, does not self park
    EGR valve, light on dashboard
    Alternator, battery light on dashboard, battery not charging
    Inlet manifold on 150 version only, apparently the on my car it is failing but it is still working and the car feels OK
    DPF, apparently not yet (touch wood) had it fail

    Others:
    CAM belt change between 70 and 100K
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    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : SRI

    Engine : 2.2 DTI

    Year : 2002

    Mileage : 98,000

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    Any of the Sri models come with cruise control and all the other stuff like on board computer with trip counter etc. I'd go for something with a timing chain instead of a belt but that personal preference and not sure about the newer models but my 02 plate 2.2 dti has a chain and just get the pulleys checked from time to time. You should get a nice 07 or 08 for around that price, just make sure when you test drive get it onto the motorway and speed up to over 80mph to make sure it's not kicking into limp mode. The other guys on here will probably give you more info as I'm new to the Vectra myself and still finding out bits and pieces on my own car

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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    Thanks for the answers guys, not seeing much response on this though. Have posted in the right place?

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