Done a few searches and its not looking good to be honest, can any one make it better?
Found a VERY nice 4 year old Signum 05, 1.9 CDTI (150) not local to me, mileage is 140 odd K with full V service history, last service 130K waiting for some scanned docs so I can have a read through whats been done but its looks very good, ex company rep car done just less than 40K a year since new, my first thoughts were its got sat nav, leather, park sensors, cool box and everything else shiny I've just got to get it.
My thoughts about the mileage and engine were nice 150bhp, its a diesel goes for ever, mileage not an issue I do less than 10K a year, I'm not going to add massively to the score, it wouldn't of got to that mileage unless it had been looked after so servicing has done its job, and after reading some threads that seems to be the case with the mileage, cambelt will of be changed at some point, so it was all looking good and I was looking forward to picking it up.
Now I've done some searches on here and I'm not sure what to do.
I know that these forums are full of problems with cars, thats what we use them for, but with these CDTI 150 engines being put in Astras, Vectras, Signums by the thousand they can't be bad, can they.? I've read too many threads advising against the 150 but I don't want a 2.2 DTI because of the tax and I can't find a 120 with what I want,
I am expecting to clean the egr valve every year or when it plays up, I like getting my hands dirty and am quite confident with most things, I've had diesels before and there isn't one yet that doesn't play up. I use millers diesel power plus and want a nice flash family car to last me a few years, I don;t want a money pit that I wish i've never bought. I feel with the mileage the one I'm interested in has done its got to be a goodun, and not a badun that have caused the problems.