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    hi every one ive been a member on here for a while as i have always owned vauxhalls,but havent really had much activity on here as
    my own car was 2.6 sri vec b with colour nav which i have just sold and my wife has a 1.8 sri vec b.

    my next progession will be a vec c and after coming off a 2.6 i was looking at getting something more economical ie 1.9 diesel sri or 1.8 sri or if push came to shove a 2.2sri (petrol)
    with the price of petrol being cheaper and i only do 10000 miles ayear do you think i would be better getting a petrol over diesel. my first instinct was a 1.9150 but ive been looking through searches on here and with peoples problems they are putting me off with reliability. my wifes 1.8 has been faultless (even with 118000 miles)but i,m thinking it may be under powered in a vec c.so now i,m thinking maybe a 2.2 sri are they any good (reliability) and are they good on fuel.

    sorry to drag on

    hope you can clear some things up for me.

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    I've got the 07 plate 1.8vvt it's a hell of a lot better than my previous 52 plate 1.8, The vvt engine needs to be revved a bit but goes a much better and very happy with it.

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    the 2.2's are a nice engine, bit more oommpph (20bhp?) than the 1.8 & just as smooth, although the mpg will not be as good..can't have everything!

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    mmm thinking now to get a petrol.
    i,m going to sound a noob now but...
    whats the difference between a 2.2 sri and a 2.2 direct sri

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    the 2.2 is not exactly perfect in the reliability area,yes the 1.9 does have it issues but mechanicaly it is reliable,some do give other issues like egr and manifold,but then it is a diesel,a good excuse for a good thrash

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    The problem with the 2.2 is that they have problems with cutting out. They dont give you any warnings when they are going to. This problem has been discussed plenty of times on this site, so my advice is do a lot of searches on here to what people have said. The problem was highlighted on an episode of Watchdog about 5 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt3.2 View Post
    mmm thinking now to get a petrol.
    i,m going to sound a noob now but...
    whats the difference between a 2.2 sri and a 2.2 direct sri
    Direct is newer and gives a couple more MPG and has twin exhaust pipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt3.2 View Post
    mmm thinking now to get a petrol.
    i,m going to sound a noob now but...
    whats the difference between a 2.2 sri and a 2.2 direct sri
    I test drove a Signum 2.2 direct, and it was the smoothest car I've driven in ages, even smoother than the V6

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    choice made i'm going for a 1.8 sri vvt
    or 2.2sri direct sri
    hopefully facelift funds permitting

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    Definately get the facelift.

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