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    Default Cant Decide.... Help Please

    I've got a Vectra C '03 plate 2.2 Sxi at the moment which is 3 years old in April. Which means that I am looking for a replacement.

    I saw an advert in the Autotrader this week from Arnold Clarke in Newcastle for the following

    New Shape (facelift) 55 Reg Vauxhall Vectra 3.0 CDTi SRi with around 5k miles for £12,999

    As they had two on offer I thought a trip would be worth it, but when I got there both had been sold. So I came back empty handed.

    Now the thing is...

    1) Do I upgrade my SXi to the facelift SRi 3.0 CDTi
    2) Would I notice a BIG performance difference or would it be more subtle against my current 2.2
    3) Is the new shape worth the extra money or should I go for an older shape 3.0 CDTi Elite with Leather for a little less money
    4) Pay the extra and buy a New shape VW Passat TDI (140 bhp) Sport

    Also, does anyone know anything about Arnold Clarke (should I look elsewhere) or are they generally good..

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    Oh forgot to add... Whichever I decide I have to keep for the next 2 years....

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    hi m8


    yeah go for the sri 3.0 cdti it m8 u will be surprised on the
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    This is arnold clarkes way of getting you in, they claim to have the cars, but when you get there they are sold, but you will have a look around as you are looking for a car. They are useless in my experiance ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie
    This is arnold clarkes way of getting you in, they claim to have the cars, but when you get there they are sold, but you will have a look around as you are looking for a car. They are useless in my experiance ...
    exactly what happened to me, drove for 2 hours to get their and was met with "sorry they are sold" i thought b0llox to this told them what i thought then left.

    Ended up buying from a different arnold clark so my protest wasnt very good LOL.

    I would go for the 3.0 as you will get the extra power and economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie
    This is arnold clarkes way of getting you in, they claim to have the cars, but when you get there they are sold, but you will have a look around as you are looking for a car. They are useless in my experiance ...
    Yeh... thats what we thought also, funny that !!

    The sales guys were very quick to tell us not to worry as they could source one for us.... he took my number and said he would call back on Monday...

    anyway, which one should I buy then ....

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    a 1.9 150 sri makes a good buy at the moment. non face lift one can be had at a decent price

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    I would go for the Elite and lower it, more toys and heated leather, the new SRi`s aren`t as well specced as the old ones, probably on a par to your SXi ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by POAH
    a 1.9 150 sri makes a good buy at the moment. non face lift one can be had at a decent price
    I've read the other thread about the 1.9 CDTi versus the 3.0 CDTi and I think that I would rather have the growly 3.0 CDTi and pay the extra...

    I'm to old for 0-60 sprinting competitions but I do need powerful torque for overtaking lorries, busses on country lanes...

    I've sort of sold myself on the 3.0 CDTi unless someone can give a really strong argument not to buy one..

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    I brought my vec from Arnold Clark in Oldbury. Seemed pretty good, although the PDI before handover wasn't great!

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