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    Hi All

    First I'll introduce myself as a newcomer to the Forum - I'm CAT (real name is Phil) and I live in North Yorkshire. I'm taking delivery of a Digital Green 56 reg Signum Design 3.0 V6 CDTI next week and I am considering fitting roof rails. These are fitted to current Exclusiv and Elite models and I have yet to see one of these. Two questions to those with more experience of Signums - does anyone know if it is easy and straightforward to fit the roof rails yourself (Vauxhall dealer wanted £45 to fit a set of mudflaps!!).

    Do they enhance the look of the Signum?

    It's some years since I had a Vauxhall - so it should be interesting owning a big diesel. My last model was a Nove GTE in 1990 and before that a 2.3 Viva around 1984 (I didn't keep that car long - an unreliable starter and terrible handling due to the heavy lump).

    Many Thanks,

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    Not that easy but some people have don it , see this, post #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    Hi All

    First I'll introduce myself as a newcomer to the Forum - I'm CAT (real name is Phil) and I live in North Yorkshire. I'm taking delivery of a Digital Green 56 reg Signum Design 3.0 V6 CDTI next week and I am considering fitting roof rails. These are fitted to current Exclusiv and Elite models and I have yet to see one of these. Two questions to those with more experience of Signums - does anyone know if it is easy and straightforward to fit the roof rails yourself (Vauxhall dealer wanted £45 to fit a set of mudflaps!!).

    Do they enhance the look of the Signum?

    It's some years since I had a Vauxhall - so it should be interesting owning a big diesel. My last model was a Nove GTE in 1990 and before that a 2.3 Viva around 1984 (I didn't keep that car long - an unreliable starter and terrible handling due to the heavy lump).

    Many Thanks,

    CAT
    Great colour, great engine, dunno about roof rails though

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    I think they look realy smart and finish the car off. Give it a go fitting them. No harm in trying.
    Nice colour you picked by the way.

    Take a look at my photo's click the link below.
    Last edited by shan; 28th November 2007 at 05:08.

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    Thanks guys for the heads up on the roof bars - fantastic enthusiasm and feedback, I really appreciate it, and the older thread that gave such full information.

    Shan - your car looks great with the roof rails fitted. I like your reg also. I have a personal plate also G4OBK - that will mean nothing to most on the forum, but if you are a radio ham you will know it's my ham callsign.

    I'm not (some of you may think sadly) prepared to go to all the trouble of fitting the roof bars on a car that is less than one year old.....now I know it's quite a task and not just a bolt on job.....my middle aged status (55 TODAY!) tells me that my enthusiasm for working on motors has gradually waned over the years, so I'll just fit the mudflaps for now.

    Thanks all again for the advice which has helped me to make a quick decision on this. By the way the set of 4 mudflaps from Vauxhall runs to £30 plus VAT and the Signum mats are £40 plus VAT.

    You can't beat getting the original manufacturers items rather than so called compatibles.

    CAT
    Last edited by Cat; 28th November 2007 at 13:18. Reason: improved wording

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    cracking car phil!!! let us know how you get on with the roofrails i thought about it myself but have not done anything about it yet they look great on shans car. how much did the roofrails cost you?

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    Ive got the Vec Estate, same colour & the V6 CDTi , oh and it's got roof rails too!

    You won't be disappointed, very nice car. IMHO I think the rails do look good, but I wouldn't have bothered retro fitting them if they weren't on it when I bought it.

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