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    hi guts a newbie here well at the moment got a vectra b sri150.. but on sunday going to lookk at 2 vectra c`s . looking to change the car.
    first one is a 3.2 elite 03 plate 43k on the clock full service auto and every irmscher part fitted to it

    other one is a 1.8 elite with a manual box 55 reg from vx them selfs 16k ..


    what should i be looking for when going to see them what potential probs should i be looking for have heard probs with auto box

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    Tell you what don,t go in the 3.2........................... you will not want to give it back to the owner. But on a serious note they both are very good.

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    if you decide to go for the 3.2 auto, make sure it's had the gearbox cooler rework done to it..if it's ahd it done then it's a better bet in my book...all the problems with the autos are from the oilcooler.. so if it's done, then it'll be okay.the 3.2's will run to 200K miles easily if well serviced...

    the 1800 is a good car, but fuel wise it's not much better than the 3.2 beleive it or not..insurance will be about the same due to the age of the 1.8..but i would warn you that the vectra C is a heavy car, and the 1800 works hard to pull it along..


    but then, i am Biased....

    3.2 auto now for 45K miles..

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    Firstly welcome to the site mate!

    & good luck with which ever you decide

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    mate go for the 3.2 v6 .well i don t really need to say it cause you will after you drive it

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    ok if go for the v6 what do i look for on the oil cooler work .. it has full vx service and just had the cam belt done

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    just take the reg number and ask VX if it's been done.. they will be able to tell you..

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    Hello m8 and to the site,happy hunting.....

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    if its not ben done how much am i looking at ...for the cooler any one got a pic

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    about £300 to swap it out....keep the antifreeze right up to strenght helps the seals in the rad as well it seems...to be 100% honest, you'd be very unlucky to have it happen as it's mainly affecting the 02 on really early cars..and most of these have been fixed or modified under a VX scheme.. so if it's got a VX history or even partial one, then it will have been done..

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