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    Thumbs up New to Vauxhall after 10 years of Ford

    Hi all

    After being a Mondeo man for almost 10 years, I recently bought a Vectra. I'd never really considered a Vectra before, but after looking closely at what I could get for my money, I was very impressed with how good value the Vectras are.

    I ended up buying a 2.2 Elite on an 06 plate with 50K on the clock and I have to say that after a somewhat shaky start, it's really grown on me! It's got just about every bit of kit you can imagine and it doesn't half shift! I have a 25 mile drive to work, most of which is up the motorway and it's absolutely ideal. It was also about £3K less than the equivalent Mondeo.

    When I bought the car, I drove it 30 miles home, but stalled it when putting it on my drive and the damn thing wouldn't start again! The garage where I bought it took it back and it turned out that the cam inlet had developed a problem while I was driving it home. This had damaged the timing chain and several other parts of the engine. It ended up having over £1500 of work done to it (at the garage's expense, of course!) So now, although my Vectra says 50K on the clock, it's pretty much got a brand new engine in it. Not bad for £5.5K!

    I'm looking forward to chatting with other Vectra owners so I can share hints and tips from things like insurance to spare parts to types of shampoo and polish.

    Here's a pic of my new car:


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    Head and shoulders works a treat mate

    Welcome to the forum

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    welcome along mate and surely if were from the north east we should follow cheryl cole's advise , L'Oreal because were worth it

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    hello i too am new to this forum i have owned my 2,0dti for 2 years now but the big slug needs a bit more power, its the 03dti with hybrid ecu do any of u no if these can be remapped i dont want to just stick on a tuning box as i have read that that the pumps are made of "glass"

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    Welcome to the site. Thers are one or two of us on here who are into detailing. So we will be able to give you advice on the polish/waxing, ask as many questions as you like.

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    welcome m8 to the site .khalid

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    welcome mondeo man ,oops vectra man. once had a mondeo,alternator/starter motor/ starter ring problems. but i do miss the heated front screen. good luck with the vec

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    welcome to the site mate you wont look back
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    welcome and uve made the right choice gettin into a vauxhall

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    Hello & Nice to see another convert on here, lucky call with the chains etc. just keep it sweet & swap the oil good and regular & it will stay sweet.

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