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    Default Which Vec-C Version would you choose?

    As a new boy I could have done with finding this site a fortnight ago...

    I have been looking for a new car to commute the 50 each way from Wirral to Manchester. I have an inlaw in the motor trade who was able to offer me the following choices:

    SRI 1.9 CDTI 120BHP
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    SXI 1.9 CDTI 120BHP
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    Club 1.9 CDTI 150BHP

    All in a choice of Black or Silver, Brand new on an 06 plate but the pre-facelift model.

    Price? I will have the car 18 months before I start to lose a penny in depreciation!

    I had 48 hours to choose and crammed in 4 test drives in one night! I made my choice and the car is on order, but which would you have gone for? The lesser powered higher speck or the better engined base model?

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    I'd have bought the SRI and chipped it..

    Toy's can't be upgraded , but the engine power can be..

    So, waddya get??

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    Thats a real dialema mate !!

    Does the Club have sports seats (if so I would go for the Club)

    If not, go for the SRI

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    I'd of gone for the SRi 120bhp and increased the power with a tuning box and filter. With these fitted you'd be looking at around 160-165bhp.

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    yeh depends on the trim of the club but i think i would just opt for the sri for the extra goodies.

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    I'd go along with Gsi3.2 and AJA - SRi spec and stick a box on!

    Come on then, tell us all what you went for!

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    I'd go for the Sri too. Even if you dont put a tuning box on, its still a very capable car, just not as fast.

    Deprication, make sure you get your figures right, as the vectra is shocking. Say the retail price is £17K, in less than 10 months there will be equivilant cars on the forcourst for £11995. By the time its 18months old, dealers will be selling them for £9995 approx
    if youre buying it for this price, then you are on a winner, no matter which model you choose.

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    I had to make a very quick decision. And I am v. pleased the see that I appear to have made the right decision.

    I've ordered a Black SRI which will arrive sometime in March.

    At the price I'm payin I don't mind the wait . Spot on Andy! I will have to make do with the Megane II 120 bhp DCI I have on loan at the present. Either way I'm better off than with the tired old Astra I binned before Christmas (T plate 1.7TDI with 180K on clock)

    The SXI badge appears to be discontinued this year so I dropped that one. The Club was bog std no sports seats, toys and so on. Besides I thought the ride was akin to an irish ferry in a storm. The SRi is much more comfortable for those motorway miles and looks the biz too.

    I'm already plotting some subtle additions and eyeing up a new plate. Hoping to pop into the Ellesmere port meet to see some mods in the flesh.

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    does your inlaw work for reg vardy by any chance? i know they offer staff some great deals on cars. A guy i work with has a daughter who works for them and she got a brand new Audi TT for half price, ie £14K, but its the same for all the staff. Thats one hell of a perk!

    Congrats on the car though, im sure you'll enjoy it and it would be great to see you at the ellesmere port show. Hope you enjoy this site too

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    The inlaw is in Car rental. An independent Company with the buying power of AVIS! Hence the high mile Astra.

    I look at loads of forums for info... this is the first I've joined in! Lovin the site. As I said at the start I wish I'd found y'all earlier. It'd made the decision much easier!

    Right back to work ;-(

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