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    Talking Drove my first 1.9 :D

    Went out yesterday to view a Vectra D 1.9 CDTi Sri 150 (2006).

    Car was not very well presented, bits and pieces reflecting that the car had not been loved by its previous owner with scratches on the bonnet, damage to door cards and too many other little niggles to mention...
    All in all I knew this was not the car for me but I asked for a test drive all the same.

    On driving it i found that this car was pulling left (left side of tyres worn more too). Apart from that I now fully understand why you mad lot rave on about the 1.9 engine... part of the test drive was up a steep hill, the salesman told me to floor it on the way up and I was shocked at just how much pull the car had. Had a good test drive and now i know I love this engine Anyway test drive over and he done his best to sell me it although he did offer me £300 less than another dealer for my car... NO Sale so home i came...

    Now my car is a Nissan Primera 2.0 Sport+ (yes a Datsun) and I took the scenic route home to try "THE HILL". Started well but soon had to drop a gear when the Vectra was still gaining speed..... Thats deffo sold the engine to me, now i still need to find a good example SRi though

    Just thought I would share this with you

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    good luck and good hunting the right car for you mate... dont take the first one you see..there are many good examples around..always a bonus it has a few additions too..

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    Good luck matey the 1.9 CDTi is a very powerful engine
    Astra Estate SRi XP 1.7 CDTi 100

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    Vehicle : Vectra C Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi


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    The engine was what tipped it for me. I was originally looking at a mondeo , but had a drive of my neighbour's car and was really impressed with the speed (now just awaiting my caterman box so I can leave him standing )

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    Wish my 2.2 DTi had that much poke...I must confess I'd have expected the engine to have a bit more poke, my 1.8 Focus went like stink in comparison. Seems the only way to get this to move is bury my foot so far into the carpet that my toes touch the engine

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    oh yes mate and wait till you try one with a tuning box, air box mod , and k+n filter , it will blow your socks off lol.
    hope you find what you are looking for mate

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    1.9CDti is a very potent engine, mines kicking out 192+bhp with just a £200 tuning box attached no other engine modifications whatsoever

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    Pulls like a train, if they get the flywheel/turbo/swirl things sorted it'd be the only choice for a deisel.

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    Im amazed dealers selling duff 06 plates I like you tested a 150 to see what it was like very impressed but the car was in a right state and this was on a main dealer forcourt like has been said before look around there are loads of good cars at that age

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    Good choice mate. Try and get a spin in someone's "Catermaned" motor. You will run out with cash in your hand.
    Have a good look around mate. Their is loads about and you may aswell get a good low mileage one.

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