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    hi all

    New to the board, just a quick introduction.
    Name's Jeff, born and bred in Derby.
    Just bought my first ever Vauxhall, a 2.2 SRi on a 53 plate with 5k on the clock. Very impressed with it so far.
    It's pretty bog standard, and to be honest I dont know the difference between a cam belt and a trouser belt ops: but this looks a top place to start learning.
    Just a few quick questions, sorry if they've already been answered but i've not had chance to have a good look thru the site yet.
    1.The wind noise seems to be quite excessive, is this normal?
    2.Selecting 1st & 2nd can be quite awkward, again is this a characteristic of the car and will it ease with mileage?
    3.I'm trying to find some customised floor mats, preferably with the SRi logo. Any ideas?
    Any advice appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jeff

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    bienvenue !

    post up ur ride's pics mate !
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    hi and welcome


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    hello and welcome mate
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    Hello, and welcome.


    1, They can be a bit noisy... If you have a sunroof, make sure the cover is shut..that helps a bit.
    2, not really noticed on mine. Hopefully will get better with mileage.
    3, Try ebay ?

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    hi mate welcome! good choice of car -

    2) i know what u mean my SXi was a bit sticky at first but it did loosen up as the miles built up - if in doubt take it back to vxl, warrantys are there to be used and abused!
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Hi Jeff.
    Welcome to the site.

    Where abouts in Derby are you?

    Register yourself in the East Midlands Region. HERE

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    Hi Jeff welcome to AS, form a fellow E. Midlander. Good name BTW, just spelt wrong!!!

    Where in Derby are you?? cos I'm just down the road in Nott'm.

    2. !st & 2nd can be a bugger, but it usually gets better as the car warms up. The gear change is via cables (similar to a push bike in a way). It's worth getting it checked out as it may need adjusting.
    3. I got some genuine VX mats (with red 'Vauxhall' lettering) for £14 of ebay.

    Nice choice of car by the way - espically for you as the 2.2 doesn't have a cam belt, it's chain driven, lol.

    Do as 'Sir Keif of Mansfield(ish)' says and check out the E.Mids Forum.

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    hiya!
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    Hello mate, welcome aboard
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