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    Default Signum help needed for Newbie

    Hi all I am considering a Signum and wished to know what not to get in to and what to lookout for.

    Thinking 04/54 plate diesel with 5/6k to spend, is there any models ,spec to stear clear of and any other info i should be armed with when viewing.

    Many thanks in advance .

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    Hello is there anybody out there???????

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    What do you specifically want? Manual or auto?

    What would you like the car to have ideally and how do you feel about higher miles?

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    Hi wellcome - I would go for a petrol - diesel will cost more and with the price of diesel you will have to do some miles to get the capital cost back.
    Just look for a clean signum - matter of taste- if you can get an elite - grab it - or check out the design cos they seem to have loads of mods/extras.
    Most signums are in really good nick - not sure why.
    Check out (not sure where the post is now - but it was in the last 3 days) - there is a real fab RED SIGNUM with just about every mod/extra you can dream of (help here please club members - what was the thread the red signum was up for sale on ebay???)
    Good luck and I hope you find your signum soon.

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    http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...0&max_mileage=

    http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...0&max_mileage=

    The Elite looks good for the money, but the Design (the top one, facelift model) looks bluddy good value!

    Sadly the one Small racer will be well over budget, but it is a fantastic car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTi View Post
    What do you specifically want? Manual or auto?

    What would you like the car to have ideally and how do you feel about higher miles?

    Thanks all, quite happy to get into a diesel as I am doing about 550-600 miles a week, was a bit worried about a V6 3.0lt diesel as I thought it may give poor mpg, any thoughts.

    Would I not be better with a 1.9, 2.0 0r 2.2 what kind of mpg are they returning??? mostly motorway miles.

    Thanks

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    If it were me, and I had a choice from those diesels, id get the 1.9 [150] CDTi.

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    Depends on the size of your boots. My 1.9 Signum gives me around 39 mpg a V6 would probably give 36 - 37.

    Also, it's quite rare to hear of a 3.0 Diesel giving problems whereas the others can have their own issues.

    All in all, I think the 3.0 would be a good bet, especially for the money and for the motorway journeys.

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    Hi there and .

    I've got an 04 3.0 V6 Signum Auto (Design) and do similar motoway miles to you - around 480 per week. I regularly get 43 mpg according to the trip computer. I must admit that I don't cane it down the motorway and often sit below 70 - at least on the way into work. On the way home though, it is different matter.

    Picked the car up with just 45k on last year and, touch wood and all that, it's been fine right through to 61k. Nice and comfy for the family too.

    Might not be for you if you do want to sit at 70+ though - depends on your driving style to some degree.

    PM me if you want more information.

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