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    Im going to look at a 3.2 gsi on saturday i currently have a 2.2 sri petrol but its rubbish on fuel and i dont think its a quick car at all but im a little concerned as i dont know much about the 3.2 is there anyone who can give me a few pointers for when i view it you know what to look out for etc


    any help would be mint

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    if you think the 2.2 is bad on fuel..... what you gonna think of the 3.2 ,,,,!!!!!!

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    If it's done more than 50K then check that the cambelt has been changed, if not allow for it in the price. Is it an auto or manual as there were issues with some or the earlier auto boxes I believe. The engine itself seems to be pretty bullet proof if maintained correctly.

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    lol, probably not that different. I get 22-34mpg depending on how i drive mine

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    34mpg is about same i get, and thats around 70, wich you find comes pretty quick i think. ok you get the people on here who have obviously never driven a 3.2 as they seem to think its not fast, and dont get me wrong, its no F1 car, but if you want one thumbs up from me, but i would like prev stated check cam belt, and also from experience check around the cam covers for leaks, especial around the back, you might have to remove the plastic covers to get a good look. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    if you think the 2.2 is bad on fuel..... what you gonna think of the 3.2 ,,,,!!!!!!
    I get 35+ to the gallon with my 2.2 Direct so not sure what you think a 3.2 is going to give you ...

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    i wouldnt expect much more than 22mpg with a 3.2

    my old 3.0 converted vec b only averaged 20mpg.

    good strong engines tho and quick for the money

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    im selling my gsi and not far from you have a look in the for sale section

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    nice smooth powerfull are just a few plus points,can be thirsty if driven hard?mines been fine up2 now,cam belt is expensive 2 chage at the dealer,luckily i did my own and saved a lot of money,,,good luk m8

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    so what am i expecting to get mpg

    im getting 28mpg round town from the 2.2?

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