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    My Vectra...

    Don't think I posted pics of this when I got it last month. At least I can't find a thread....

    Traded in the Sporthatch, for some reason it was one of those cars I was never comfortable with. So, changed the '06 Design Sporthatch diesel for an '08 Vectra SRi 1.8VVT. I'm down 60hp and nearly 180lb-ft, but I must admit the Vectra still goes pretty well and is only doing 4mpg less than the Astra - with petrol 12p a litre cheaper it's working out well so far.

    Day after I got it:



    As it stood last weekend:




    Mods so far:
    - HID kit fitted to dips, Silvervision indicators on the front, Osram Diadem indicators at the back (they look blue), Osram Nightbreaker full beams.
    - Kenwood DPX-503U double DIN head unit, steering controls, KCA-BT200 bluetooth (pic to follow)
    - Heko window vent things
    - Bridgestone Turanza ER300 225-45ZR17 tyres to replace the shockingly bad Goodyear NCT5 that were on it.
    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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    Very smart mate looks the dogs. Love the double din wish the zaffy had a slot as standard.
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    That looks lovely. Any more plans.

    Mark

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    my little bro has just got a 56 plate with snowflakes on, lucky booger

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    Nothing else planned, except upgrading the brakes when the standard (woefully inadequate) ones wear out. 285mm fronts on a car that size is a joke.

    The car does 400 miles a week on the motorway going to and from work, plus all my other driving about, so really it's just a workhorse. But a very comfortable and easy to drive one.
    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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    Very nice, can't believe how cheap these can be had. Motorpoint are doing '08 plates for £7,499, that's a lot of car for the money.
    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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    I'm the same Sten. Looked around the dealers today while have the VXR worked on, and couldn't believe you can pick up a 12 month old veccy 2.2 for £8k!!!

    Car looks nice Andy. A guy at work has got a black one with the 18's on, very nice to drive
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Stereo all fitted, finally got it finished last night, forgot to get out and take a pic while the sun was shining, so a dark flash-powered pic instead.

    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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    nice car

    when i had a 1.8 vvc astra hire car i found it drank like kerry katona on this morning
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    andy where did you get the wind deflectors from trying to find some for the saab but haven't been able to find any
    Balck Astra K Elite 1.4 Turbo

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