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    Hello all,

    thinking of buying a 2005 Vectra 1.9 cdti 16v elite estate with 66k on the clock and FVSH. Replacing a 2.0 petrol passat estate. Am slightly concerned about reliability. Am I being paranoid or are these cars problematic? Also what should I check for when I'm looking at the car? Really appreciate your input. Thanks, John.

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    hi m8 and to vectra-c..........

    some of the 1.9cdtis will be along to help very soon with any advise you will need

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    John,

    I think there will always be the odd one. I personally have had no issues with the car, an 07 with 36k on the clock, but common problems are the swirl valves, the dual mass flywheel and the exhaust gas recirculation valves (EGR).

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    From another John Cunningham (But mine's John Cunningham-Smith!)


    Don't know much about the engine and spec but as your names similar, thought I'd say hello and welcome to a friendly forum.

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    to the site matey Ive not had much bother with mine only the duelmass flywheel and an oil leak that was all done under warranty
    Astra Estate SRi XP 1.7 CDTi 100

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    As others have said mate - some people have no issues with them, others have quite a few. Service history will help a lot though. Where are you buying it from...?

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    Hi and welcome. I am on to my 3rd Vectra, 2nd vec c, and have had only one problem in abour 100k miles of motoring. Temp sensor on eng went and was replaced in about an hour at my local Network Q garage FOC. Get a network Q warranty and you can't go wrong. There are some real bargains to be had right now but you won't be disappointed. I had two Diesel passats before these and had more trouble with them.

    Proper servicing will se prob 200k miles or more from these engines, if looked after.

    The 1.9cdti's(150) are quick and economical.

    Cheers, Mike

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    Hi all,
    thanks for info. Have decided after much deliberation to go the full hog and get a people carrier, poss. VW Sharan or Ford Galaxy.
    This is a really friendly forum and I have been totally impressed with your honesty and professionalism.
    Wishing you all the very best,
    John

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