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Thread: Are Vectra VXR's as bad as Jeremy Clarkson makes out???

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    Default Are Vectra VXR's as bad as Jeremy Clarkson makes out???

    I was bored, so typed VXR into Youtube... It sounds like the VXR Vectra is not as good as I thought it was, but then I've have never driven one! The tall man Clarkson slated it on Topgear. So, what do you all think? (Especially you VXR owners) Is it worth the dollar?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LivTNrooT4Y

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    No, he is biased. He loved the saabs and its basically the same car
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Of course not, stick a BMW badge on the Vectra and he would love it.

    Basically its a good sound car, with some most excellent deals around at the moment.

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    It looked terrible going round the track with the stig... what cause the "under steer"???

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    There's a rumour that they pulled the traction control fuse for the lap. Not sure if it's true........

    Phil

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    Also look at the driving style, he just chucks it around the track like he's having a laugh rather than make it go as fast as possible. They done the same with the astra.

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    Floor any car into a corner and see what happens
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    They did say at the start of the lap, "Traction control was off". I was just suprised how bad the review was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    I was bored, so typed VXR into Youtube... It sounds like the VXR Vectra is not as good as I thought it was, but then I've have never driven one! The tall man Clarkson slated it on Topgear. So, what do you all think? (Especially you VXR owners) Is it worth the dollar?
    I drive a Vectra VXR.... and nothing wrong that cant be fixed with a couple of mods...

    DAP Racing Springs
    888 EDS Remap
    AP Racing Brakes (if you want to stop from high speed)

    Take a look at my Vectra VXR on the Nurburgring here.... (to help you get the idea of speed... 2:00 in, I overtake a white Subaru and 2:33 in, I'm doing over 140 mph)

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pGAxjl8iuXY
    Last edited by spoons; 13th October 2008 at 17:12.

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    It says that video is no longer available! That's a bummer! Was actually looking forward to that!

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