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    Talking Buying a Vectra 3.2 today

    Morning all, joined the site today ready for when I purchase a 52 reg 3.2 Elite later today.

    Got a 120 mile trip to see it and have other options if I get there and its not the one for me. The car seems genuine enough and is priced right so fingers crossed its a good one.

    Quick question, when should the cambelt be done on these and are there any other things I should be looking for that could cause problems (and I dont mean the whining noise coming from the missus in the passenger seat )

    Thanks to all

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

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    You will be getting a very good motor. I think the cam belt change is 80.000. BUT VX changed it to 40.000. I would recomend it to be changed at 40.000 rather than 80.000.
    I don,t think there will be any whining from your wife either, she will be quite happy to be driven around in luxury. Don,t let her see what it costs to fuel it though.

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    sounds like a very nice car fella

    and to vectra-c btw.......

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    Sounds nice my friend .... Pics A.S.A.P

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    Be careful though - I went to see a dark red one at a dealers in Bath - but didn't ask about the interior before I got there. Turned out to be a full leather MUSTARD yellow.

    Needless to say I didnt get that one

    Good luck buddy

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    If it's an Auto box see if you can verify if the gearbox oil cooler seal mod/recall has been done at some point.

    Check any electrical switches etc are working properly - other than that it will depend on miles and general condition at that age - they tend to get through brakes (powerful and heavy car), and standard suspension items can fail (shocks, springs) but in a car that age these things would need to be looked at anyway.

    I've had my '03 3.2 for 4 years and I'm up to 78,000 miles now, and still enjoy the power and mile-eating capability of it.

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    Good luck with the purchase matey.

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    Sounds like a machine and a half mate.

    Enjoy your new car and of course, to the site.

    Dont forget to put some snaps up as !


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Welcome and good luck with the purchase. Don't buy it if you don't feel it's right though. As for the whining noise, isn't that in every car with a woman in it?

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