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    Default New member/new car - advice please!

    Hello.

    Have just found this forum having recently bought my first Vectra, and hoping someone could offer a bit of advice.

    I've bought a 2004 CDTi 1.9 150 Elite from an independent dealer. It has 100k on the clock, and is being put through a service and MOT prior to collection. It's been a fleet car previously and I believe it has been in for the relevant recalls. The dealer is putting a 12 month warranty on the car.

    My question is, if any of you were buying this car (and please don't say "we wouldn't!"), what would you be getting checked/checking yourself, or thinking of getting changed to avoid problems in the future, over and above the service mentioned above? The cam belt was changed at 55k, so I figure I can probably leave this for another 10-20k, but I've read on here about water pump problems with this model - would it be worth getting that changed for peace of mind? Any idea how much it would likely cost?

    Any advice much appreciated. This looks like a really good active forum, and I'm glad to have found it

    Joe

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    Clutch/flywheel and inlet manifold are it's weak points.

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    Just make sure the 12 month warranty covers EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

    Weak points also include EGR valve, swirl valve, injectors, turbo, wiper linkage, CIM module..........etc. etc..........

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