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    And before you start moaning it was raining. I spent all of my day off (so far) washing it, drying then polishing (simonize diamond hard wax if your interested) then sealing (Auto Glym sealant) the paintwork. So the long and short of it was I wasnt going to move it out into the rain for some pictures.

    Its a TTID 180bhp 9-3. Im loving the interior cream leather, I also like the LED sidelights. CD is a 9 speaker job and sounds really good to me. So far the only thing im not too keen on is the gearchange. 1st to 2nd is a bit notchy, hopefully a few more miles on the clock and it ease off.

    Done 500 miles in my first week of ownership but now finished working in Blackburn so down to a 20 mile round trip daily commute.

    Im afraid the modding bug has struck, I want a BSR remap £550 (aghhh) but gives me an extra 32 bhp. Please feel free to pass the hat round...

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    Your a luck lucky lucky boy LOVE IT !!!!

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    I like this a lot.

    So, is the twin turbo engine as good as it should be? I've always liked Saabs and would love a 9-3, especially with the TTiD engine.

    Hope you enjoy it.

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    Its only on 500 miles now so i havent used the power (much) - there is a nice push from 1000 rpm upwards with no drop or surge. The little turbo boosts from tickover to 2500 rpm by which time the big turbo is blowing hard. It is a seamless transition, you cant tell when it changes over. Its higher geared than the Astra - 3000 rpm is 110 mph in 6th, it was 100 mph on the astra cdti 150.

    I cant help but think a +30 bhp remap from BSR or superchips is on the cards as soon as ive got a few 1000 miles on the clock. It doesnt feel any faster than the Astra (which was caterman tuned to 180bhp) but its smoother and quieter. You can do 100 without realising how fast you are going. I have changed the headlight bulbs to nightbreakers as they were poor. much better now but Im tempted by the HID kits - Zenons were an expensive option.

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    If the headlights are as bad as the Vectra's, don't think twice about getting a HID kit. Best money I've spent on my car. You can (and probably have) read what people here think about them ad nauseam.

    It'd be interesting to see what the engine would be like when remapped.

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    stunning car mate, really like it !

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