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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

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our 54plate v6 diesel model goes quite well and is still holding up inside at just over 100k, but you can feel the engine not just rattling.... but vibrating an awful lot... its like sitting in a masage chair below 10mph

100k at 54 reg
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is it for sale cheap or are you just getting mates rates?
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A mate has the gsi and the number of times the electronics failed ..well I ain't got enough fingers to count.. it failed once while approaching a zebra crossing and he lost power steering brakes the bloody lot and it took all his power to steer the car out of the path of a child that was crossing..Alaina your a great looking lass and I really want you to stay that way.. give it a wide berth ..or take up weight lifting..
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is it for sale cheap or are you just getting mates rates?
step dad rates... , he bought a jag and overlooked the selling the previous car part, now its taking up needed space, so he want me to get rid of it. I cuold either take a cut in the sale, or buy it for 500 and sell it myself. Hence trying to work out which option is best.
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i've seen 1.2 fire engines live to 250k
The little 8valver wasnt on my list..
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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

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step dad rates... , he bought a jag and overlooked the selling the previous car part, now its taking up needed space, so he want me to get rid of it. I cuold either take a cut in the sale, or buy it for 500 and sell it myself. Hence trying to work out which option is best.
ah well only you can decide that,have a look over the completed listing on ebay and the likes.
if i had the cash i could be tempted (old man insurance ) but ive just handed over my left arm to the nursery in fee's
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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

GSaaaiiiiii

i've driven one, and worked on several of them. i could waffle on and on but i'll try to sum it up quick and simple (just like the car ).

in a straight line on a big road its quick, round bends it isn't, and round the town its easy to get bogged down at low rpm. build quality is good for that era, they're easy to work on, parts are cheap and easy to get, the interior is actually pretty good. the brakes aren't great, the gear ratios are too long, and tbh its boring even when you're trying to have fun.

a 98 model is pre-facelift so its got the poorer suspension setup (altho 99 is still crap). nothing you can do will make it handle well, even turning it into a calibra didnt work. the chassis dynamics are just wrong wrong wrong. you dont drive it, you just point it in the right direction and hope.

the mondeo ST220 is better in every possible way (actually all the 3.0 V6 models are tbh, even the zetec-s or the titanium) and a mondeo costs the same so i really dont understand why anyone would buy the vectra

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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

vectras will be even cheaper immeinently (sp?) with the insignia due anytime

definate bargains out there
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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

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100k at 54 reg
we got an 07 plate signum with 75k on the clock... 2 years as the scottish area managers car left to go yet.... and hes done that in a year

its still holding up quite well though
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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

These cars are fantastic.I had a SRI V6 and i never has one problem in over 2 years ownership.For 500 its an absolute bargain,you could break one for bits and get 1000!!!
Make sure the waterpump and timing belt (including tensioner) is changed every 40,000,its an 400 job at Vauxhall to get done.
The 2.5 V6 engines if looked after can easily go way over 200,000 miles.
As an Ex Area Rep for the Vauxhall Vectra Owners Club i think i know a few things about vectra and i can answer just about all the questions you need.I also have a mate up here is a V6 engine specialist so any work you need done give me a shout.

These cars are very underated.

The GSI is pushing out 192BHP as standard but for less than 150 you can expect to get over 200 easily.Any questions give me a shout.I only got rid of mine because the commute was killing me in fuel costs and i want a motorbike.If i still lived near to my work i would still have my Vectra.

You cant beat the pull of the V6 just the fuel costs will make you frown
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Re: Vauxhall Vectra GSI MSD

One of the problems with the GSI was that if was tuned for power at a the expense of torque, to be honest as everyday drivers the reqular 2.5 is the better engine and sensible driving will see you mid 30's to the gallon. A guy i worked with had an early Omega V6 that had done 230K miles now with no major problems and still ran as sweet as a nut, it was just the car rusted away around the engine

My Cavalier has the 3.2 version of the engine (same engine basically just a longer stroke) and even with all the fiddling i've done to it that still manages low 30's.

But saying that i wouldn't be wanting to sell any car with a big engine right now, it is a buyers market and there are some very nice cars at very low money out there right now
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1998 though - it's pre CO2 emmissions based tax

I'm only seeing the 2.5 V6 as pushing out 170bhp and 250Nm. About the same as the Rover 75 V6.
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I'm only seeing the 2.5 V6 as pushing out 170bhp
the 2.5GSi is 192bhp (but everyone calls it 195 because they dont realise PS is different to bhp)
its faster than a mk2 bravo HGT 0-60! just a shame it tries to kill you when you hit a corner.
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But saying that i wouldn't be wanting to sell any car with a big engine right now, it is a buyers market and there are some very nice cars at very low money out there right now
you're right!!
i'll give you 450 alainax
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you're right!!
i'll give you 450 alainax
That must be a month's insurance premium in your neck of the wood

you are a true Vauxhall convert how about a Saab instead? same engine and running gear but much more respectable
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That must be a month's insurance premium in your neck of the wood

you are a true Vauxhall convert how about a Saab instead? same engine and running gear but much more respectable
im old,thats not even a years insurance
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