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Yawn.
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The ‘sensible’ move from the Corsa (project thread HERE) has resulted in the purchase of this;









(Advert pics)

2007 (57) Registration
Vectra VXR
Hatchback
Silver
2.8 Turbo – 280 PS & 262 lb/ft (Factory)
19” VXR Alloys
Full Leather Recaro Seats – Fully Electrically adjustable and Heated
CD-70 Stereo with Sat Nav & Traffic Monitoring etc
IDS2+ Suspension with Constant Damping Control (Electrically)
Xenons with Self Levelling & Washers
Climate Control
4x Electric Windows
Cruise Control
Steering Wheel controls
Etc Etc

I actually bought it a week ago, but due to needing to wait to sort out the full payment and insurance etc, I kept it on the quiet - I even Facebooked the picture of it with the Sold sign in and made out it was like it on my arrival to the sales place to put people off of the scent… Then turned up to the VxON RR Day at Jamsport in it, much to the surprise of a few members! :lmao:

I also put a full 12m of Tax on it upon purchase – an utter bargain at ‘only’ £445 too…

It had been through its MOT shortly prior to purchase, so that is also due in almost a year from now.

And to top it off, I have paid for the years Insurance policy in one hit, so no monthly payments etc to worry about either. So, a year of use, and only needing to think about fuel and any maintenance/ repair work it hopefully won’t need, though I have a feeling it may see a couple of tyres over that time… :lmao:

The car was originally owned by Vauxhall as a demonstrator for a few months, then sold onto the previous owner to myself, and is very tidy. The wheels are all like new, the interior is extremely tidy with little wear, and the exterior is again very tidy. A small chip on the front bumper, but nothing overly significant, although there was a small incident at the RR day where unfortunately the club banner fell over onto it and put a small scratch/dent on the rear passenger door, but this will get fixed shortly.

It drives well – drove it home from Haywards Heath, Sussex back to mine in Dorset on Friday afternoon/evening with Nigel following, but spent a lot of it in traffic unfortunately, but when we did get some open road, it got opened up. And I was happy. Then up to Northampton yesterday, extremely comfortable ride, even on the 19s and effortless pace. Today I drove home from Northampton, via Luton, and again, a good journey. Didn’t get achey or tired atall which is a bonus!

At the RR Day it ran a healthy 280bhp & 311lb.ft


I have a few small plans, although nothing similar to the extent of what was done to the Corsa!
Over time, I’d like to do;
Stage 1 Map (circa 300bhp & 400lb/ft)
Lowered Springs
Brake Upgrades
Diff
Exhaust System (Possibly – read reports of them decreasing power/torque and requiring another Map to make the most of it – the OE exhaust seems alright though – sounds good!)
Some Aesthetic changes

And that’s about it.

Other than a couple of my own pics from Friday…



























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Rascal
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Hang on, you were in Haywards Heath when you went to view it, and didn't come and see me only 20 mins up the road? Cheeky fecker!

Goes quite well for something that looks so dull....
 

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Yawn.
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Hang on, you were in Haywards Heath when you went to view it, and didn't come and see me only 20 mins up the road? Cheeky fecker!

Goes quite well for something that looks so dull....
I prefer the term 'Stealthy'... haha

And yes, well within your area, but with other commitments on the day I viewed it, there was no time for socials unfortunately!
 

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Hang on, you were in Haywards Heath when you went to view it, and didn't come and see me only 20 mins up the road?....
And yes, well within your area, but with other commitments on the day I viewed it, there was no time for socials unfortunately!
Wouldn't worry too much he would have made the excuse he was with his pretend girlfriend that we all know doesn't exist!!

Back on track, not bad for an OHP sales mobile. Does look and sound tidy in the flesh

Just always remember you could have had the colour copier executive salesman version, hope that little twinge of failure doesn't hurt too much. :lmao:
 

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must say dave looks stunning i was tempted by the 2.8 turbo elite when i got mine but i really needed somthing with good fuel eco so went for the oil burner.


whats the milage?
 

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Yawn.
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must say dave looks stunning i was tempted by the 2.8 turbo elite when i got mine but i really needed somthing with good fuel eco so went for the oil burner.


whats the milage?

Yes, Economy doesn't seem to be it's strong point - done 540 miles so far, averaged 21mpg in that time... But, I was prepared to take a hit on fuelling, so not fussed.

It was bought on 87k
 

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I averaged 48mpg cruising at 90mph and including a kicking on the rollers!

I do like this car though Dave. Good choice!
 

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Yawn.
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Lack of internet at home this week, so late update;

Not a fan of the fried egg look indicators, so decided to swap them for non-orange bulbs;










Going to do the fronts too, but didn't that day as the lights need removing. Something for tomorrow maybe.


Today it was given a thorough cleaning, so it is all shiny again, and took a few shots of it with the Corsa before it left today;











 

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Looking nice and clean :) had to bite the bullet and clean the Golf as the wheels were black after bombing about since the rolling road day :lmao:
 

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Yawn.
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Popped out to the shops, had my Camera, couldn't resist. :lmao:

Bit grubby, but meh, it's been used this week, I'm away next week, so couldn't be bothered to wash it this weekend for it to just get all dusty again by the time I get home!














 
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