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    Great forum!

    Well after owning a 1998 Vectra 1.8 Arctic 2 I swore I'd never buy another Vauxhall again. As the soggy rattlemobile became more aged I decided I needed a new car. Again, swearing never to purchase another Vauxhall I tried a 3 series BMW which was too old for the money, a C180 Kompressor which was expensive and bland, a Mondeo which felt slow and quite stodgy and an Alfa 156 which was great but I couldn't fit in it, and it didn't even start for the test drive so I thought I'd try a new Vectra after seeing the SRi 2.0 T had 175bhp.

    And well, I'm glad I did! What a different car to the old one! No rattles (well the parcel shelf maybe!), great seats, crisp steering, excellent brakes, a genuine quality feel and great performance!

    As I've seen a lot of people on here say, the 6 speed gearbox is a bit hit and miss when cold. I actually got a new gearbox and clutch fitted under Network Q warranty when I complained about the gearchange and it's better when it's warm than the old one, but I can report that when cold 1st & 2nd is still a bit gnarly! Even when warm, you've really got to press the clutch fully in and be quick and slick, otherwise it's a bit lumpy.

    Well I'm looking forward to enjoying and contributing to the forum as best I can. I've never really modded anything before, but this BSR option certainly sounds very interesting! I also quite like the idea of getting some sort of MP3 capability on the current setup, if that's even vaguely doable.

    Oh and I don't know if anyone here had a Vectra B, but am I going to have to clean my idle air control valve on this new one every month?

    Look forward to getting involved.

    Best regards

    Phil

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    Hi welcome to the site Phil, nice choice of engine as well ...Is it a facelift you have, if so then you could fit an mp3 compatable headunit no probs ...

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    Welcome matey. For everything BSR speak to Duncan or Techwolf (i think that's his name on here).

    Enjoy Vectra-C.

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    Welcome to the club mate.

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    enjoy the site

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    a big welcome to another 2.0T member btw need to post pics ,its the law.

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    m8. There are quite a few members that have had 'B's including me (2.5 V6!) Again there are a few that have had gearbox problems (not me fortunately)
    The BSR upgrade is the way to go for the 2.0T. There is a group buy for this in the tuning section. Stage 3 takes you to around 240bhp.LINKY
    Last edited by Caterman; 31st January 2007 at 22:59.

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    Hi and welcome!!!

    Great forums these, you will learn a lot about your Vec here, any questions just ask!!

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    to the site and another 2.0T owner.

    As per Caterman's post you'll see there is a Group Buy at the moment. You'll probably need to clock up a few more posts to get access to that section.

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    welcome to the site fella, i had a 2.0t and found the gearing very notchy to start with but after 12,000 miles it eased off alot so there is light at the end of the tunnel
    Wayne -

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