H.Had my 2.2 Sri Direct (2004) for 14 months now and had a variety of faults,maybe unlucky, or maybe its because I'm over-critical.Anyway,here are a list of the problems? (The car is currently in the Dealership (under Warranty) awaiting a rocker cover gasket so I have a hire car (1.9CDTi) until my issues are resolved.)
New computer screen due to a “hotspot” on the screen (this took around 8 visits to get the computer programmed to the correct Sri functions spec)
Piston rings upgraded due to loss of oil
Wiper linkage broken
Sim module replaced
Rear light connections faulty
Sun visor clip
CD player replaced
Exhaust clamp upgrade
Timing belt tensioner coming loose ( approx 3 days in Dealer)
Faulty/leaking rocker cover gasket (currently in Dealers – gasket delivery has taken around 14 days already)
Oxygen sensor replaced.
Brakes unevenly worn at rear.
Vauxhall Customer Services are now involved and have offered me a number of options due to the extent of my problems.Exchange the car for similar spec,value,year etc,etc.Keep the car and as a goodwill gesture,once my Warranty expires (03/07) they will reinburse approx 80% of any repair and if any of the repairs faults again,repair F.O.C. in addition a free service or similar.
I actually like my car although not overly impressed with the "power/torque" of it.(previous car was a 1.9TDi 130 Passat).I now know that most of the issues have been resolved and with another car,I may have the whole process again.
To summarise.Am I just unlucky and persevere with my car OR take up the offer of an exchange? Really not sure.
Thanks in advance