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    I have an offer of a straight swap for my Vectra.
    My current car is an 04 Vectra 1.8 with Dualfuel SRi Kit 76k miles.

    The car i have seen is this SAAB 9-5 HOT aero model(260bhp)


    Its covered 143k miles on a 02 plate, full leather etc but PETROL.

    any advice on whether this a good deal

    any opinions of SAAB - reliability etc


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    nice looking car mate but the milage is a bit steep, has it got full service history?.

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    Yes its got a full SAAB history.

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    That looks like a down-trade to me, and doesn't make sense financially
    LPG Vectra are also rare

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    I know......you sound like my wife! tryin to talk me out of it.

    Its just so slow!!! I know if prob doesn't make sense financially

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    buy it, keep the vectra. you know it makes sense...................

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    with that mileage, i'd steer clear.. full service history or not...

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    SAAB fm Vx site
    Part-exchange Price:
    Excellent condition: £3700
    Average condition: £3320
    Below average condition: £2930

    Vectra fm Parkers although not mileage adjusted(Vx site wouldn't value)
    Buying prices

    Independent Dealer £8,820
    Private Good £8,000
    Private Poor £6,580
    Part Exchange £7,175

    Still a massive difference even without the Glass's/Parkers/Mileage

    valued your Vec on a 04 Vec SXi Lpg 1.8

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    If the Saab's in good mechanical condition, I'd make the swap. I've no reason to think that a car shouldn't be looked at just because it's done 230k km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    with that mileage, i'd steer clear.. full service history or not...
    Ditto

    Even if the engine is ok, @ that mileage the mechanicals like bushes and bearings will have done a lot of work.

    Besides as pointed out, the Saab value against the Vec value is miles apart.

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