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Author 2007 Vectra VXR - **SOLD!!** :(
djgritt
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   10th Oct 11 at 14:25   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The ‘sensible’ move from the Corsa has resulted in the purchase of this;









(Advert pics)

2007 (57) Registration
Vectra VXR
Hatchback
Silver
2.8 Turbo – 280 PS & 262 lb/ft (Factory)
19” VXR Alloys
Full Leather Recaro Seats – Fully Electrically adjustable and Heated
CD-70 Stereo with Sat Nav & Traffic Monitoring etc
IDS2+ Suspension with Constant Damping Control (Electrically)
Xenons with Self Levelling & Washers
Climate Control
4x Electric Windows
Cruise Control
Steering Wheel controls
Etc Etc

I put a full 12m of Tax on it upon purchase – an utter bargain at ‘only’ £445 too…

It had been through its MOT shortly prior to purchase, so that is also due in almost a year from now.

And to top it off, I have paid for the years Insurance policy in one hit, so no monthly payments etc to worry about either. So, a year of use, and only needing to think about fuel and any maintenance/ repair work it hopefully won’t need, though I have a feeling it may see a couple of tyres over that time…

The car was originally owned by Vauxhall as a demonstrator for a few months, then sold onto the previous owner to myself, and is very tidy. The wheels are all like new, the interior is extremely tidy with little wear, and the exterior is again very tidy. A small chip on the front bumper, but nothing overly significant, although there was a small incident at the RR day where unfortunately the club banner fell over onto it and put a small scratch/dent on the rear passenger door, but this will get fixed shortly.

It drives well – drove it home from Haywards Heath, Sussex back to mine in Dorset on Friday afternoon/evening with my cousin following, but spent a lot of it in traffic unfortunately, but when we did get some open road, it got opened up. And I was happy. Then up to Northampton yesterday, extremely comfortable ride, even on the 19s and effortless pace. Today I drove home from Northampton, via Luton, and again, a good journey. Didn’t get achey or tired atall which is a bonus!

At the RR Day it ran a healthy 280bhp & 311lb.ft


I have a few small plans, although nothing similar to the extent of what was done to the Corsa!
Over time, I’d like to do;
Stage 1 Map (circa 300bhp & 400lb/ft)
Lowered Springs
Brake Upgrades
Diff
Exhaust System (Possibly – read reports of them decreasing power/torque and requiring another Map to make the most of it – the OE exhaust seems alright though – sounds good!)
Some Aesthetic changes

And that’s about it.

Other than a couple of my own pics from Friday…



































[Edited on 03-08-2015 by djgritt]

[Edited on 12-08-2015 by djgritt]
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Love it mate.


Star silver C20XE SXi Project thread

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Every time I see one of these, It makes me wish I had got the vectra I looked at 12 months ago!
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Cheers all

First thing to be done - get rid of the original plates for some fresh ones

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Very nice, I love these
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Dude im glad someone actually gone for a vectra vxr instead if the bloody astra's there everywhere lol, looks awsome though mate!!!
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Dude im glad someone actually gone for a vectra vxr instead if the bloody astra's there everywhere lol, looks awsome though mate!!!


I like the Astras, and did consider one, but Vectras offer a bit more for the same or less money... Definitely less in my case!

Plus, I've killed gearboxes in a Cav, an Escort, an Octy vRS and now my Mazda one is playing up. An M32 wouldn't have stood a chance!
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Lack of internet at home this week, so late update;

Not a fan of the fried egg look indicators, so decided to swap them for non-orange bulbs;










Going to do the fronts too, but didn't that day as the lights need removing. Something for tomorrow maybe.


Today it was given a thorough cleaning, so it is all shiny again, and took a few shots of it with the Corsa before it left today;











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Looks great, if the fuel consumption & tax band wasnt an issue Id have one.
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Looks lovely. Classy in silver too. Excellent upgrade

What's it like to drive then? Impressed so far?
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Looks lovely. Classy in silver too. Excellent upgrade

What's it like to drive then? Impressed so far?



Very impressed

Handling is pretty good - agree with Evo about the numb spot in the steering though, it doesn't give great feedback at times. But it does grip even if it feels like it isn't, and it has kept me grinning on some local roads that I know well.
Power is effortless, it just goes. It was impressive for in-gear acceleration against a friends M5 powered M635CSi - his didn't have the go atall in comparison.
It is extremely comfortable too, and a suprisingly smooth ride, even on the 19s.

Economy is shit though, averaging around 22mpg per tank. But, as I was looking at some V8 stuff too, I was ready for some wallet denting!
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Popped out to the shops, had my Camera, couldn't resist. :lmao:

Bit grubby, but meh, it's been used this week, I'm away next week, so couldn't be bothered to wash it this weekend for it to just get all dusty again by the time I get home!














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Looks awesome!


Star silver C20XE SXi Project thread

Smoke Grey Corsa GSi Project thread
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I love big cars. I'm tempted to have a stab at one of these in near future. How much are the tyres?
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Seen them ranging from sub £50 to around £300 a corner...

Most semi decent ones seem between £150-200 a piece
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Bloody love these, you've got the best colour imo.

If it wasn't for the tax, fuel consumption and tyre cost I'd have one
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Bloody love these, you've got the best colour imo.

If it wasn't for the tax, fuel consumption and tyre cost I'd have one
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Mid range tyres are sensible money for these. Great car.


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Welcome to the club....
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thats stunning!! doesn't seem to be as much leg room in the back as id imagined, unless you got long legs lol
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Welcome to the club....


Thanks for helping convince me to join from my other thread...
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thats stunning!! doesn't seem to be as much leg room in the back as id imagined, unless you got long legs lol


I'm 6'2", and my cousin of the same height is happily comfortable sitting in the seat behind me - definitely more legroom than there is in my Mazda 6 and than there was in my old Mk2 Octavis vRS!
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quote:
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Looks great, if the fuel consumption & tax band wasnt an issue Id have one.


Same here,maybe buy a 1.9 cdti and vxr rep it??


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