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    Im looking for some advise on what I should look out for, What sort of price I should pay for a 52 plate with 70k FSH, what sort of spec (not performance more like trim spec), re standard sterio how many speakers ? Average service costs ? anything else I should know......anybodys actual personal experiences ? how good is the 2.2 engine in standard form and potential performance upgrades.....


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    from what I read tonight .. 150 bhp but 130lbs/ft torque .. Id give it a miss .

    get a 1.9 cdti 150bhp.. and 230? lbs /ft ... and more economy .. no brainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_t View Post
    Im looking for some advise on what I should look out for, What sort of price I should pay for a 52 plate with 70k FSH, what sort of spec (not performance more like trim spec), re standard sterio how many speakers ? Average service costs ? anything else I should know......anybodys actual personal experiences ? how good is the 2.2 engine in standard form and potential performance upgrades.....


    In advance, any advise id appreciated

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    The 2.2 is a VERY under-rated engine.. it's actually quite a little cracker and has none of the niggly problems associated with the 1.9 CDTi's.. the car should be around £3.7k on a independants forecourt, the stereo has all the featured speakers ( i.e., including the central dash one).. service costs?..no dearer than a 2 ltr vectra B..the only 'surprise' is if the timing chains need changing as they will set you back about twice the price of a cambelt kit.. our old 2.2 elegance gave us 26MPG combined or 29-31 MPG on a run..it was a great car and we only swapped out of it because VX couldn't get a replacement gearbox...

    in fact we like them so much, there's still a couple of 2.2's in the family...just don't mention the Dog of a 1.9 CDTi

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    Well.........I know the auto box had gone previous, luckey it was replace with a new one (my father had the extended warrenty, cost the warrenty company nearly £2k for it !). I have been offered the car for £2k so it should be a good buy !

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    The words hand, bite and off spring to mind...

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    sounds like a bargain mate ! make doubly sure that the clutch is good and does vibrate if its a manual ! check all electrics too like the mirrors ! good luck

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    £2k.... better watch out i don't beat you to it....

    thats a FAPPIN bargain...

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    i drive my 2.2 around all day, in town and on a1 and always get 34mpg minimum, sometimes over 38mpg..the only down side is i use the cruise control a lot otherwise you can forget it. oh and i always only go to about 60mph tops...well i might as well skive off work for a bit longer!

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    I whipped onto the A40 today in mine (2.2 petrol) and really opened it up for the first time. I couldn't believe how well it pulled right up to ***mph!
    This thing is fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeandjude View Post
    i drive my 2.2 around all day, in town and on a1 and always get 34mpg minimum, sometimes over 38mpg..the only down side is i use the cruise control a lot otherwise you can forget it. oh and i always only go to about 60mph tops...well i might as well skive off work for a bit longer!
    Im my works car im the same, never over 65, except for when i took out the SRI DTI looking down and saw 120, time to hit the brakes and back down to 65 lol

    Im thinking the 2.2 Elegance is a sure thing but i need to wait about 6 weeks for it, hopefully i can try and get it sooner ! I will miss my Golf though !

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