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    Sri 2.2

    Afternoon,

    On Saturday I took one of these for test drive and really enjoyed the ride. However there was a problem....

    I took the car a few miles down the road, got to a roundabout and headed back towards the car dealer. As I turned off the roundabout a red light appeared on the dash, the battery one. Then the power steering cut out and I had to be careful driving the last mile or two!

    It's a shame because the car came out fine on a HPI check and is in good order.

    Do you think this type of problem is easily fixed or should I steer clear (see what I did there ). Obviously the salesman said it was probably just a fuse or where the car had been standing for a few days but I'm not too sure about that really.

    Cheers,
    Ross

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    I had this problem with my 1.8 Coupe, got told it was a dodgy alternator.
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    vectra suffer from this badley it is usley the alternator that has failded.
    as the power steering on a astra has an eletric pump..
    easy and cheap fix most of the time.
    get teh garrage to sort it out if you want it.
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    Yep as said probably the alternator (its got all the usual signs). However if the garage does an extended warranty then I'd personally punt for it. The 2.2's had an issue with oil starvation to the chain, there was a recall and they were sorted under warranty. However from what I've heard chain failures still happen and although I couldn't rule out the owner(s) being muppets and not checking the oil and not getting the chain replaced at the specified intervals I have know the chains to go with the uprated oil nozzle. Now I can't say that its a definate thing and you should or shouldn't but what I'm saying for peace of mind if they offer an extended warranty then I would personally if it was me take it.
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