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    Hi All,

    It is now time to look at buying a new car for us. Well not new but you know!

    I used to have a 150 BHP CDTI Vectra Exclusiv with bluetooth and sat nav. And you know what? I really connected with it.

    The car I have now is great but I have never really connected with it. Which is a shame as its a great estate car. And bomb proof. Nissan Primera face lift.

    I would love to look at a diesel but I am a little concerned in getting one that is being sold because it has loads of problems with it.

    So I am also looking at the 1.8 petrol engine as well.

    Can anyone guide me on what to look out for on the petrol? I get the diesel. By looking at the back of the engine at the EGR thingy and making sure that it moves etc, but what about the 1.8?

    Primarily I am looking at 1.8 for economy, unless anyone can tell me that there is a better petrol version.

    I did see one motor at a dealer near me but for some reason the paint is flaking off the inside of of both the wings where the the bonet shuts. Is this normal? Its an 06 model.

    I have 1.5 - 2K in cash and if at a dealer then I can happily put my car in as well. Its only got 93K on the clock and FSH.

    Thanking you all in advance for your help.

    Chris

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    I'm also looking at getting a 1.8 any advice on what to look out for ?

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    Vehicle : Nissan GT-R R35 Vectra XP2 CDTI

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    Only one choice VXR lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    Only one choice VXR lol
    Totally agree, buy my astra lol

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    I'd love a VXR but can't afford to run or buy one. I chose the 1.8 cause a change in my job means I only travel 2 miles to work so I don't really need my diesel anymore as I do less than 5K year, But I still want a Vectra

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    i travel 4 miles a day to work . ditched the mk3 1.6 escort and stepped up to the vec c gsi pre facelift . hell i still get 50 miles to a tenner lol . go on nudge nudge do it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackTiger View Post
    Totally agree, buy my astra lol
    vectra as this is a vectra site plum lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    vectra as this is a vectra site plum lol
    I own both

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    Sod the vxr or gsi because of fuel costs get a sri turbo 1.8 economy but actually goes quite well too maps up to 200bhp+ and very very reliable

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