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    Hi Folks,
    I thought it was about time I started a diary about the car I’ve now owned for over 12 months.
    I had been looking at vectra vxrs over the last few years, but Could never make my mind up. I then got the bug again and started shopping around.
    I saw a couple for sale ~ 1 Arden blue and 1 in silver, then I started looking on this forum and one that was for sale was someone on here (ST200 - excellent job of looking after the car!)
    I rang for an appointment to go and view it, fell in love with it immediately. I was speaking to the sales guy and told him that there was a blue one available elsewhere, he told me to go away and look at that but could guarantee I would be back for the silver one!
    After weeks of trying to view the blue one, and lots of excuses from them I went and looked at it. I was disappointed, there were about 3 different blues on it, it wasn’t running right even after he said the timing chain had been done. He said he was going to sell it at a loss (what he paid for it), but it was just too rough for me.
    So, straight away I phoned up and put a deposit on the silver one. They agreed to do some of the work I wanted done on it and had a bit of a discount. I went and picked it up on 27th December 2019 and haven’t stopped smiling since!

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    @Tom2811 looks like you're doing a grand job with my wife's old barge. I tried to keep her as sweet as I could so hopefully you'll get many more happy years of motoring.

    One job I never got round to sorting was the tailpipe trims. It always bugged me that the lower part of the trims had the chrome eaten away but nothing a fresh chrome plating couldn't sort out, I just never got round to getting it done.

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    Cheers bud. I have polished them up and there is some black scarring. I will get round to doing it, probably in the summer now.

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    Looking good

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    How's the VXR doing, still keeping it clean and you mentioned you had a few mods so what's been done?

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    Hi
    i haven’t forgotten about the diary, will be updating it soon
    Car is doing good, due for a mini service now. I’ve just repaired the drivers rear arch today, there was a bit of bubbling so just nipped it in the bud.

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    Trim : Vectra vxr estate and corsa b sxi

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    Year : 2007

    Smile Update 13/01/2022

    Hi All
    Time for an update…. I’ve had the car for just over 2 years now and in that time have done the following:

    *Replaced pads and discs all round
    *Shock Absorbers and springs all round
    *Carbon fibre effect around the doors to replace the black
    *Aluminium door pins
    *Upgraded head unit
    *Painted front fog surrounds body colour as they were pitted and discoloured (also cleared out fog lenses as they were fogged up)
    * Fitted courtenay sport front seat covers
    *Sourced a rear cargo net from scrapyard and fitted
    *Changed spark plugs and done multiple oil changes
    *Got rid of the second cat and centre pipe (can be refitted)
    *Tyres changed and 4 wheel alignment done

    Most recently the water pump decided to give way and leaked all over a car park. So I took it off the road and decided to change all the suspension arms and bushes (all cleaned up and painted). I also painted the brake callipers, had the wheels refurbed and cleaned and under sealed the underbody.

    Car was then MOTd and passed

    Will post some pictures below

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