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    Cool Newbie, Buying a Vectra C advice...

    Hi guys, found the website after reading through last months TotalVauxhall and seen the RR you guys did... seen a few nice veccy's .

    Been looking to get myself a newer car for a few months, and i was all set to get a astra coupe turbo (which would of been my 5th car and 5th astra since passing my test almost 6 years ago) but then i stumbd accross your RR pics... had a look round this site, and its made me want a vectra c SRi...

    my last car was a 2.2 Astra Hatch (2001), and i know there was a problem with the timing chains, luckly mine was recalled and the owner at the time got it sorted... so do the vectra c 2.2's suffer from the same thing, or was it sorted?

    im intrested in a 2.2 SRi, so what sort of things should i be looking out for? and what optional extra's should i keep an eye out for?

    Also, in Astra's you could pretty much retro fit extras, like traction control and cruise control, is this the same case with vectra's?

    thanks for any advise! Chris

    p.s. im looking at a pre-face lift type, 2003ish

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    hi chris welcome to the site.....not being biased at all but get the 2.0T ...175bhp b4 the remap ppppppppppppptshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    hi m8 and to vectra-c

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    Hiya buddy you dont want a 2.2 you want a 3.2 much more performance same fuel economy ..............P.S welcome aboard !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    get a 1.9cdti sri, both 120 and 150 give great mpg and awsome tunability..........
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    I believe the timing chain issue on the 2.2 was sorted around 2003 so you shouldn't have to worry about that - perhaps others can confirm.

    When I bought my Vectra early 2004 I was looking for a 2.2 SRi but I ended up with a 2.0T SRi Edition 100. Believe me, the 2.0T Z20NET SAAB engine is superior in terms of performance whereas the 2.2 is an excellent cruiser. My car is standard but plenty of people on here have modified theirs in various ways - chipping etc.

    If you can stand the extra insurance cost I'd seek out a 2.0T.

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