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J4MIE P
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8th Dec 03 at 08:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We used to have a an Sri V6.

All the V6's except Gsi and supertouring were 170 Bhp.
The Gsi's and supertouring were both 192 bhp.

The MSD version was called the supertouring 200, and suprisingly had 200Bhp. But these were rare and ones in Red or black are like rocking horse poo.
Cost more as well as they were a limited edition.

They also did a later 2.6 V6, in which the Gsi had only 179 Bhp but a lot more torque. It was very similar on paper to 2.5.

They are nice tho, and can be had really cheap. We P/X our Sri last year. R- Reg 40,000 miles for under 3k!!!
Paul H
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
My bro used to have one, great car, quick and effortless compared to any smaller Vauxhall. They sound great as well, electric seats, good looking as standard, good stuff.

Downsides, the gearbox is very long and makes the car not want to travel at 30mph and back seat passengers don't get a good deal - there's no electric windows and loads of road noise.

[Edited on 08-12-2003 by Ian]
that's strange mine had loads of room in the back and had electric windows and sunroof as for road noise thats's only because they come with 17" alooys as standard fitted with big chunky tyres.i would agree with gearbox though they go forever in each gear but mine was ok at 30.lot's of fun with traction control turned off

[Edited on 08-12-2003 by chewbaccaman]
Cybermonkey
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You want to get an ST200/3000 if you want a veccy. Massive brakes, bilstein suspension as standard, and bloody gorgeous in silver or black.
Paul H
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st200 is the supertouring the setup is basically the same as gsi.except they are run on 16's not 17's and have adjustable suspension st3000 never went into production they was made for vauxhall directors and where one off's very hard to get hold of and very rare i think they only made 4 of them but like cybermonkey said they are the daddies with 4 pot callipers 3.0 tuned engine sat on it's arse all as standard

[Edited on 08-12-2003 by chewbaccaman]
AdiSRI
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GSi's are all at least 190bhp aint they?
I am gonna get one for next car, a post facelift 2.5 V6 one (RARE as most facelifts have the slower 2.6 engine) in silver.
Lovly motors and can be got minted for under 10k now.
Kerry
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MattyB
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If u can live with 25mpg round town then thats all we used to get out of ours, and that wernt even the GSi model
SetH
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I used to get less than that during the winter, probably between 18-23 and that was taking it steady. Highest i ever saw on a run was about 33-36mpg.
Kerry
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i put on average a tenner a week in mine

but then it never goes anywhere its cheaper to get the bus
MattyB
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:s i couldnt handle that!!

must be loaded to own one of them. Then u gotta add on cost of serivicing etc....

I'd only ever own a diesel again, unless i came into loadsa
Kerry
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yes i find it very hard to live with 180 bhp and 166 lb/ft torque
SetH
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Make no mistake they are not cheap cars to run. My mechanic as had no end of V6 vectras sitting in his garage for weeks on end with the head off due to engine problems. Think you need to strip some of the inlet manifold to change the spark plugs as well?
Kerry
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yes tis true but i changed the plugs myself bit of an ass though

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