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    hiya,

    Looking at buying a facelift Vectra. As I understand it, the SRi is lowered by 20mm as standard? Is this the same for the elite?

    Been looking at SRi's mainly but is the Elite a higher or lower spec than SRi?

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    Elite is normally the top spec, SRI has the lowered sports suspension. Get an Elite for te toys and just upgrade your springs/shocks at a later time.

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    Personally I think they are two different categories. The SRI is pretty much the sportier looking Vectra, and the Elite is the one with all the mod-con's (leather, climate, etc, etc).

    Its down to personal preference really....if you like the sportier look and the stiffer ride, then the SRI it is, if you want luxury then the Elite.

    I have had an SRI and I would love to get an Elite sometime in the future.

    Good luck!

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    It is easier to ad the sporty bits to an Elite. But not the toys to an SRI.

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    that's a good point Ed! I lowered my Astra -40mm and it was easy enough. I tried to add CC to it and found I was missing parts of the loom so it wasn't reasonably possible.

    So going to the Elite and lowering it could be a good idea.

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    Go for an Elite and make it look sporty!

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    I like the sporty look of the sri but i wish i'd got an elite for the toys.

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    a hybrid of the 2 would be best. the Sri looks better to me, and i like the way the seats grip you. but i'm not keen on the over-jiggly springing, and as has been said, you don't get many toys.
    so maybe an Elite with Sri wheels, a decent spoiler or 2 and leather sports seats.

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