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    Talking Newbie Here looking for some SRi buying advice

    Hello, I am about to buy a 52 plate 2.2 Sri, What sort of problems should I look out for on it when I go and view it this weekend. I have finally sold my previous car as I have been waiting a while to get my hands on the SRi. Any advice would be great.

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    Hi Paul and welcome.

    What I would look for are as follows -

    a. Some cars suffered from a rattling tailgate. This is very easy to fix yourself, turn off everything in the cabin and listen for a quiet knocking over bumps. (good bargaining tool)

    b. Check for the usual Wheel Bearing noises, and suspension squeeks.

    c. Also check for leaks on the shocks

    d. If the car is fitted with Chrome Strips under the side windows, check to see these are still nice and shiny

    e. Check for any misted up Light clusters

    Most of the above is just the usual stuff that should be checked when viewing any car.

    That's about it from the top of my head. I'm sure someone will be along soon to add more.

    The 2.2 is a cracking car mate, you won't be dissappointed.

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    It is a 52 plate in star silver with 40k on the clock, My last car was 3 series coupe and when I first drove the sri I was really pleased with the drive and the equipment you get as standard (a bit different to BMW)!. Thanks for the advice hopefully by the end of today I will be the proud owner of a Sri. I will update when I pick it up and try and post some piccies up as well. The first thing I am looking to do is change the grille for one one the irmscher ones although I am not sure which one as The car I am looking at has the chrome window sills.

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    Welcome to the site mate. You want some SRi buying advice?............ BUY IT!!!
    On a serious note, Alex has covered a lot of the niggles there, maybe check the radiator mounts too. There has been bother with these on some models.
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    hello Paul
    I would advise much the same as Aj but also check the tyres as they don't come cheap and if you buying from network Q try and get some new ones in the deal (or money off)

    The early models also had a rattle problem between the doors where the centre piller meets the roof. This should have been fixed under warranty

    Check also the radiator -open the bonnet and see if you can move the rad back & forth. Some early models needed to have the mountings adjusted -again this should have been done under warranty.

    If you haven't already done so have a browse here, you may find some usful info
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/forumdispl...c&daysprune=-1

    you'll need to go to the bottom of the screen and click on display options /beginning to open this file up

    HTH
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