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    Default Considering an (02) 3.2 V6...

    Hello all....

    Been a while.... how you all doing?

    after selling my 1.8 vectra sxi and buying an mr2, then buying a micra and selling the MR2, I have come full circle and am looking at a 3.2 v6 vectra...

    What should I look out for when buying? I've been offered one fairly cheap...

    what's the fuel economy like?
    What are servicing costs like?

    Any info appreciated

    Cheers

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    Servicing is ok, currently getting about 25mpg combined but mo more than 31 on a run.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I would say look for one that hasn't been messed about with - is as standard as you can get.
    Check the diameter of the front brake discs - you're after the later pattern 314mm ones.
    Check the service history for cambelt changes - the standard is every 4 years or 40,000 miles.
    Should be a 5 speed manual box if it's original - drive it like a granny and listen for crunching between gear = expense.
    Check to see if the handbrake recall has been completed - weak and wobbly handbrake button spring if not - free of charge by Vx if not done.
    Usual checks for straightness and panel damage - far too easy to find the wrong side of a hedge if a previous owner's ego was bigger than their ability.
    Expect more 'toys' on the older GSi's - HID/Xenon headlamps, self dip interior mirror, CD70 Navi stereo with satnav and colour screen if you're lucky, maybe heated seats, park assist (sensors).

    MPG if you drive sensibly and make good use of the cruise control can be around 25-28 mixed and up to 35+ on a 60mph cruise. Even enjoying the power now and then you can still exceed 21.

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    excelletn hanktys guys may have to trat myseld.

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    sorry.... had a few tonight... been a bad day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Servicing is ok, currently getting about 25mpg combined but mo more than 31 on a run.
    I'm getting that in my 2.2 (well high 30's on run)... could have got a 3.2
    Last edited by Leemarksmith; 24th December 2009 at 01:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshprince View Post
    sorry.... had a few tonight... been a bad day
    ha, just had to edit mine for the same reason... cheers

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    how much would be rweasonable.... for a fully services 3.2 in average condition?? 02... 130k miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshprince View Post
    how much would be rweasonable.... for a fully services 3.2 in average condition?? 02... 130k miles?

    I paid just shy of 3k for an 03 Gsi , full history , great cond with about 110k on the clock.
    It's an awesome piece of kit!
    Good luck.

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    hahaha... avoid computer after large wine consumption.

    oooops.

    Ah, ok. so £800 is a good deal then?

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