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Jambo
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19th Jan 04 at 23:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What are peoples opinions of these, anyone driven one? I think they are really nice, very rare too and quite reasnable to insure!

Anyone got any pics of any?

BTW im not talkin about the new wedge vectras
Kerry
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19th Jan 04 at 23:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

seth has just aquired one i do believe

www.vvoc.com and look in the members gallerys theres a few nice ones there too
Paul H
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20th Jan 04 at 00:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

used to have the pre facelift.i've been told the 2.6 facelift is actually slower than the 2.5
Kerry
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20th Jan 04 at 00:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes u are correct

put it this way my 2.5 and a gsi 2.6 both got 180 bhp on rolling road day
SetH
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I went for the 98 model instead of the 99 in the end as the 98 had 56k on and the 99 V had 93k!. Only thing i would say is better about the facelift model is that new alloys, As the Gsi is bodykitted anyway i dont think the differences between facelift and prefacelift are that prominent. If you put a pre face life SRi and a facelift SRi next to each other then the differences are more obvious.
Tom
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20th Jan 04 at 09:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

agreed nice motors
Paul H
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20th Jan 04 at 10:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

piccy of my old one
SetH
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Thats on a T plate? must have the been on of the last of the mk1 GSi`s. What do you think of those rims? That Gsi is nearly identical to what ive just bought dunno wether to buy new rims for it or spend the money on the chassis/engine.
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20th Jan 04 at 11:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my dad has a 2.5 v6 sri and its a great car its the face lifted one aswell. great car, its the sri not the gsi tho!
Paul H
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quote:
Originally posted by SetH
Thats on a T plate? must have the been on of the last of the mk1 GSi`s. What do you think of those rims? That Gsi is nearly identical to what ive just bought dunno wether to buy new rims for it or spend the money on the chassis/engine.
yeah i bought that on purpose it was a sept 99 t very last of the pre facelift.but had all the bits of the facelift on it like the suspension and bigger brakes,twin airbags and stuff.i quite liked the rims was on 225/45/17
SetH
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20th Jan 04 at 11:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bigger brakes? beign the 308mm ones? they are 288mm as standard but i cant work out if any of the veccys got the 308mm, Courtenay do them as a big brake conversion.
Paul H
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yeah some have the bigger brakes as i found out when it needed new discs and pads from vaux
SetH
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on vectra sport they list the Pre facelift Gsi`s has having bigger brakes, i phoned courtenay yesterday and they said all V6 vectras have the same brakes. confused now
Macca_G
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20th Jan 04 at 12:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have one and they are wicked cars Comfy powerful and look good... the best thing though is the sound...never not turned a head when i boot it
sassyminx
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20th Jan 04 at 13:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lovely cars mate, i had a sri and the gsi is lovely, mates got one and its really nice and smooth, power is pretty good too
Kerry
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20th Jan 04 at 14:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u didnt have the v6 sri though sarah

[Edited on 20-01-2004 by Kerry]
bazgooch
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20th Jan 04 at 14:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Late spec super touring had 330mm(iirc) that are solid, not bells an roters
SetH
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330mm discs? didnt think they would fit under 16`s super tourings had 16`s didnt they?
Jambo
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20th Jan 04 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I quite fancy getting one in 5-6months time. If i get rid of my car gotta be the face lift tho, saloon silver or black
Paul H
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quote:
Originally posted by SetH
330mm discs? didnt think they would fit under 16`s super tourings had 16`s didnt they?
yep they did.only one to have them big brakes was st3000 and they are rare
Gary Banham
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20th Jan 04 at 20:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just thought I'd offer my views as I own a facelift Gsi 2.6.

Not sure about ST models but the 2.6Gsi is the most common Vectra with 308mm brakes.

These on paper have a lower bhp than a 2.5gsi but more torque making driving "normally" smoother with a nicer power delivery.

As for differences between 2.5 & 2.6 the 2.6 came with standard features like xenon headlights with washers, cruise control, electric passanger seat too, the brakes and off the top of my head I cant think of the others, oops.

IMHO the 2.6 is a great car to drive with a smooth power delivery up to 150mph where it feels stable and smooth (obviously on a private road). Well I hope this makes good reading.

So much for the quick reply post!

Gary
Paul H
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20th Jan 04 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my 2.5 gsi had electric passenger seat and that was a pre facelift
Noonster
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20th Jan 04 at 20:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Chewy - What made you ditch the power of a veccy for a 1.2 Corsa??
Paul H
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20th Jan 04 at 20:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just to dear to run and the gf wouldn't drive it it was too big
Noonster
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20th Jan 04 at 20:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fair points

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