I have owned my 55 plate Vectra 1.9 CDTI SRI for 14 months and today was the straw that broke the camels back. And I've just spent a small fortune this week on a new exhaust so I'm even more annoyed that I can no longer live the the dire reliability of this car.
Soon after after I bought the car I had to have the gear linkage replaced and something was loose in the engine bay. Then, in the same month, a new gearbox. Then the gear linkage went again. Then the suspension had to be changed. Then a whole new coolant system had to be fitted. Then the dash had to be removed.... and it goes on until tonight when I try and move the car only to find yet again the gear linkage has gone. I've nothing where first gear should be and to get first gear I have to put it into reverse meaning I have no reverse. Its only just done 25k miles. I can't tell you how annoyed I am at the minute.
I'm getting the bus tomorrow and going to the Ford garage.