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    2.2 Owners Opinions and Facts please

    Deciced that after 2 weeks (lol) that volvo ownership is not for me and have decided to swap it for a 2.2 vectra for a while until i can afford something nice again.

    Just wanting to know a few proven real world facts and figures i.e mpg etc and personal views of the 2.2 lump if possible ( i know Vectra wil be slightly different)
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    I have 2.2 Astra and love it. Can rag it and still get over 20mpg probably averages out at 35/38 mpg around town. Its a good reliable engine with enough power if you need it but more than drivable if you dont.

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    I found the engine fine in the vectra b Sri
    just change the oil on them every 5k as you dont want the cam chain spray bar to get blocked up

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    Cool was thinking of changing the cam chain for a new one too just in case as a mate has just spent 1200 with trade prices and free labour to fix his Vectra!

    Is this the only real possible weak point?
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    yeah to be honest, i think it is, and it isnt that weak, only the older ones break more often as the oil nozzle was the incorrect one. They are quick, torqy, and smooth, all in all lovely engines.
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    Great engine but a terrible car (Vectra b).
    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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    Only very early engines suffer the timing chain issue. The 2.2 Direct in the Vec-C is a brilliant engine. 150hp, 38mpg, 6-speed box.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    Great engine but a terrible car (Vectra b).
    Partly agree but my budget is very low atm due to upcoming wedding and current lack of income so the astras are out of my range
    Zaffy VXR on the beat

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    Vectra B is OK if you change the suspension. The standard springs and dampers are truely horrible. Set of Eibachs and a new set of shocks does wonders.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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