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    Evening everyone, due to my mileage and it's associated costs I am contemplating chopping in my 2.0T Edition 100 for a diesel. I'm considering the 1.9 CDTi 150 in Elite trim (pre facelift 05 plate) and have a number of questions.

    Is the performance of this diesel engine anywhere near the 2.0T? Is the economy good in reality? What's the ride like in a standard suspension set up (as opposed to the lowered ride in the SRi) Do 05 plate Vectras have Ecoflex servicing or is it 20k/annual? Was sat nav standard in the Elite?

    From what I can gather the Elite is well equipped other than lacking painted sills and smoked lenses.

    Comments appreciated

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    dont do it !!!! keep the ed 100 and buy a 205 pug deisel (about £200 fleabay!!)
    but seriously noooooooooooooo!!!!!
    but i am biased lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc100
    Evening everyone, due to my mileage and it's associated costs I am contemplating chopping in my 2.0T Edition 100 for a diesel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    I'm considering the 1.9 CDTi 150 in Elite trim (pre facelift 05 plate) and have a number of questions.

    Is the performance of this diesel engine anywhere near the 2.0T?
    In standard form the 2.0T is going to be significantly quicker on the road than the 1.9.
    With a tuning box on the 1.9 and the 2.0T as standard, the 1.9 will certainly close the gap and probably be a bit quicker in areas.
    With a tuning box on the 1.9 and a remap on the 2.0T, the 2.0T is definitely quicker on the road. Alex left me for dust when he drove my car and I drove his.
    I don't know if you were contemplating a tuning box so I gave all the possible comparisons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    Is the economy good in reality?
    Compared to the 2.0T you will notice a very significant increase in mpg - in the high 40's iirc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    What's the ride like in a standard suspension set up (as opposed to the lowered ride in the SRi)
    The Elite suspension is a bit vague and pitches and yaws if you start to take it down country roads etc. - very comfortable on motorways etc. though. I fitted the Irmscher kit to mine as I didn't like the handling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    Do 05 plate Vectras have Ecoflex servicing or is it 20k/annual?
    It would have come out of the factory on EcoFlex, but it depends what the dealer did when they got it. Some changed them to EcoService to get the owners coming in sooner i.e. every year. You can easily change from one to the other at an appropriate service/mileage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    Was sat nav standard in the Elite?
    I don't think it was in an 05 Elite - but I don't have an 05 brochure to hand, so stand to be corrected.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100
    From what I can gather the Elite is well equipped other than lacking painted sills and smoked lenses.
    The Elite is specced with the comfy/toys while the SRi has the sportier/styling things e.g. Elite has leather electric seats, climate control and a few other gadgets (can't recall them all). While the SRi has the sportier styling/bumpers, sports seats and the sports suspension.

    If you fancy the bits and pieces of the Elite, it's easier to add the SRi bits to an Elite rather than Elite bits to an SRi.

    Phew!, hope that answered your questions reasonably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
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    Phew!, hope that answered your questions reasonably well.

    D
    dont think you missed owt out there big D!!!

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    Yes D, I think you covered it all there mate. lol

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    Duncan...........you forgot to say it needs to be in ultra blue for some reason.

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    - nah. what I forgot to say was that if he sells his 2.0T for a 1.9 diesel he's banned!!!

    JOKE!! BTW!

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    Do it, do it, do it.

    Duncan just doesn't know how to drive a diesel, that's why I left him for dead when i drove his car.

    Ask Duncan what happened when we all set off from the lights on the way to the pub. I had a Vec B 2.2DTi SRi to my left, a V6 CDTi to my right and Duncan in his 2.0t behind me. To cut a long story short, I got to the pub first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    Do it, do it, do it.

    Duncan just doesn't know how to drive a diesel, that's why I left him for dead when i drove his car.
    , yeah, yeah!
    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    Ask Duncan what happened when we all set off from the lights on the way to the pub. I had a Vec B 2.2DTi SRi to my left, a V6 CDTi to my right and Duncan in his 2.0t behind me. To cut a long story short, I got to the pub first.
    What happened? Well I was behind you at the lights, Abyss was on your right, so when we set off I couldn't get past either off you 'cos you were both in the bl**dy way!! What was I supposed to do? Ram one of you off the road!?

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    LMAO.

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