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    I have pretty much decieded on a 1.9 Signum, however a conversation with a mate has made me think twice.

    For the benefit of this thread my mate is not just a bloke down the pub but a Vauxhall Master Technitian who has taken care of my previous Vauxhall like it was his own.

    I asked his view on the 1.9 Signum and he said a lovely car, great drive, but the Fiat engine is rubbish. He sees several each day with problems of one sort or another. He also asked his mate while I was on the phone, "Would you get a 1.9 vectra or signum?". "No way" was the answer.

    ....are they that bad?
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    I love my 1.9 Cdti 150 Bhp I've only had one fault and that was an oil leak so sent it back to the dealer and ok it took a week for a part to come in to do the fix and it's done the trick but apart from that can't fault it + road tax £140 for a year
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    In all fairness these Vx guys are going see see far more of these engines working with them all the time. Also, there are shed loads of 1.9 (120s and 150s) about, so far more likely to see them because of that. I dont think they are as reliable as other Vx engines, from what people have said on here, but many people have had no problems at all. If you get one, just make sure its still under warranty, to be sure!

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    There have been a few recurrent issues, but most have been sorted under warranty AFAIK. Main problems seem to be inlet manifold, swirl valve, EGR, DPF and the odd faulty turbo.

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    from what Ive heard, they are no more unreliable than BMWs diesels, and certainly more reliable than Fords tdci units...

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    Unfortunately a lot are now coming out of the warrenty period...including the ones I am looking at.

    Hopefully I'll be lucky.

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    all i can say is get a 3rd party warranty on it then...i share your mates experiences with them and if you get a bad one you're in for heart ache..

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    Think as all engines luck of the draw with them.

    Before I left my last company they had an 04 plate Vectra 1.9 CDTi 150bhp with 150k on it!

    I have owned 2 1.9 CDTi 150bhp BOTH tuned to 200bhp. Did 30k on them both at least.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Kay 313 View Post
    road tax £140 for a year
    Why only £140?

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    Cos that's what it is!

    1.9 CDTi is relatively low emissions.

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