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    Hi all,

    Due to an ongoing problem with my Siggy (see details on thread http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=20578), yesterday I was given a Brand New Siggy 1.9Cdti Elegance (120 Bhp) by VX Customer Services to use whilst we work out what sort of assistance they gonna give me to swap my motor.

    The other reason they have given me this motor is for me to confirm (by driving it for a week or so) that the car / engine is gonna be to my satisfaction when the swap is eventually done. Whilst this was commendable (on their part) my Siggy Elite was the 150 Bhp so after I pointed this out the local VX dealers arranged for me to use their own Sales Directors Brand New Siggy 150 Bhp Design, which I now have on my drive.

    I have to say that I was surprised by the complete differences between the 2 motors. The power difference is very noticeable and also the ride was cmpletely different. The Elegance (which had 18 inch alloys on it - I think the tyre were 225/45/18) seemed a pretty hard ride, whereas the Design (with 17 inch alloys on it - with 215/50/17 tyres) is a much softer ride, more to my liking I would add.

    My question is this - is the difference in ride down to any different suspensions on the 2 cars or is it due to the wheel/tyre size? I would maybe consider a Siggy Elite with 18 or 19 inch wheels on it if they were to offer me that for my assisted exchange, but if I am gonna find the ride harder due to the larger wheels then to be honest, I think I would prefer the standard 17 inch alloys.

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    Dave mate. The elegance and the elite should be a softer ride than the Design. Maybe the big wheels on the elegance are giveing it a realy hard ride. The deisgn has sport's suspention so it is a harder ride normaly.

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    It is the same as the vectra Dave. The 18" upgrade to the wheels gives the sports suspension which is a harder ride than normal but 30mm or so lower. If you look in the brochure I think it is the plus pack

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    Signum Design models regardless of engine size, come as standard with Sports Suspension, which is lowered 20mm over standard.

    Elegance and Elite models come with 16" and 17" wheels, (Elegance 16" and Elite 17") and are fitted with the softer type suspension.

    However, should the Elegance or Elite be specified with 18" wheels, the sports suspension is also added as part of the upgrade, along with different steering arms and steering rack over other models.

    19" wheels are only available on Design models now.

    Hope this helps.

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