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    According to Autocar, Vauxhall / Opel / General Motors, have decided that the Vectra is to be replaced by Autumn 2008, thought we all knew that already?

    Apparently it is to combat a Europewide drop in sales. The first car to use the chassis was meant to be the Saab 9-5 replacement, but they postponed that and pushed the Insignia through.

    Europewide drop in sales? That would explain why when I went 'shopping' the other day I was treated like royalty and was able to pretty much name the price I was willing to pay for a new XP!!

    Top spec Insignia is apparently going to be a 2.8 V6, Twin turbo, 4WD, nutterbastid with 300bhp!

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    Ahh 4WD...... just what we like. Lets hope they put in a decent transmission for it too
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I dont like the word "rushed", lets just hope they get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    I dont like the word "rushed", lets just hope they get it right.
    My thoughts entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    I dont like the word "rushed", lets just hope they get it right.
    Sorry... I had to laugh... You dont like the word 'rushed' and you are Mr Rush !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Sorry... I had to laugh... You dont like the word 'rushed' and you are Mr Rush !!
    Fair enough, should have seen that one coming.

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    Makes sense really, Ford are gonna slaughter the Vectra with this new Mondeo for the time being, I mean who wants a car that's 5 yrs old in design when for the same money you can have the latest thing, and thats the way the reps will see it.

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    They will, but if you assume a 7 year life cycle, that means that the Mondeo will be the "new thing" for about one year, then Vectra D will be the newer design for the next 6 years until the next next Mondeo.

    There are some advantages to being behind the competition.

    dv.

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    From my experience, it takes approximately 2.5 yrs to get a 'project' off paper into full production.
    Toyota vehicles have a life-span of 5 yrs, with a face-lift after 2 yrs.
    I'm not sure if other manufacturers follow this method or not.

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