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    Alright guys!!! Sorry i abandoned yous for so long (long story) anyway i'm back and i'm gonna be looking for a veccy again very soon. I had to endure driving a C4 for a few months (companys rules) but now i've ditched it and i'm looking at a 2003 3.2 V6 and i want t bad. Is there anything i should know about this engine that would put me off??

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    back dude
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    Welcome back.
    I think the only problem is the cost of running it. Do you do a lot of mile's?

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    na mate, i shouldn't be doing too many miles. If i'm doing miles for work they will be getting paid for. Does the 3.2 get more than 20MPG???

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    It will depend very much on the type of mileage and the model. The GSi is geared differently to the Elite for example, but even that should give better than 20 even around town.

    I've got a 2003 3.2 Elite auto and get an average (according to the trip comp) of 30 on mostly motorway/decent roads. It does drop a lot around town, but still better than 20.

    Mine's done 74K miles now and no serious problems. Eats brakes and discs but its a big heavy car and I do a fair bit of braking from motorway speeds.

    Biggest thing I can think of is if you go for an auto, make sure the recall work has been done on the cooler otherwise you risk water getting into the 'box and a very expensive broken g/box.

    It's a real mile eater, goes like stink if you want it to and in Elite trim from '03 will have lots of toys and is a bit of a "Q" car in that it does not look like it has the performance it has got.

    I've got mine on standard wheels and suspension and the handling is not as tight as say the GSi or SRi versions, but it is comfortable and does well for what I want out of it.

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    Welcome back. My 3.2 does 23/24 around town and 32/33 on a mixwd run.
    You will enjoy the drive when you get one.

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    back.....

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    Welcome back.....................need another enthusiast thread soon.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by John35 View Post
    Welcome back.....................need another enthusiast thread soon.......

    HAHAHA!!!! that was a good'un. After all my efforts Duncan still didn't give me an honorary promotion. Agh well, i'll maybe just update that thread.....

    Thanks guys. Its a 3.2 Elite with all the trimmings. Sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, sat nav, heated leather, auto....its everything i need and a lot more!!!
    The lure of owning another veccy is getting me...it'll be my 3rd and they just keep getting better.
    The only thing that concerns me is that there are 70,000 miles on the clock. I have never owned a car with 70,000 miles on the clock EVER so in that respect i'm a little apprehensive.

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    Larry it will nearly be run in then.

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