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General Car Chat / Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« on: 18 April 2019, 19:59:56 »
Mr Dave the builder, didn't mean to cause any offence.

It really is worth having an hour driving a well maintained 3.2 and you'll find what a different car it is compared to a 2.6. The power delivery is different, there's bags more torque available in the midrange and WOT acceleration is a totally different experience.

Because it's got more torque it's a much more effortless car to drive, wether thats motorway or town driving. Yes it might drink a little more in stop start city traffic but I found it was better over all on fuel for me (Do about 35K a year driving all over the Country - so lots of Motorway miles helps).

I should state that I am comparing Auto's above.

I have owned 4 x 3.2 V6 (Still have three, don't ask!), 1 x 2.6 V6 (later had G cams fitted) and 2 x 2.2 DTi, All Saloons and Elite (so the most heavy model!) with the exception of one DTi which was CD spec Estate.


 

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General Car Chat / Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« on: 18 April 2019, 13:07:57 »
2.6 CDXi ,Not a 3.2, BUT how often is the extra pint (578ml) of CC really going to make much difference on todays roads  :-\

Sorry, going to disagree, the 2.6 I had made all the right V6 noises but was gutless compared to  a 3.2, it also used more fuel.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 13 April 2019, 19:18:36 »
Design spec is nice, only problem I have with the Mrs Astra is the passenger seat is too low and cant be adjusted up.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 April 2019, 19:05:37 »
It's the age old problem, what do you replace them with if you want something that has all the good attributes of a V6 Omega but about 5 - 8 years old and under 8K.
Low spec 2011 XFs are starting to fall into that bracket, but in your case, check the boot size. Trouble with other rwd marques from that era, base spec means poverty.

Yes looked at a couple of XF's, no good for me as boot is far to small and access to it is too narrow, plus I wasn't overly convinced by the handling (that said the vehicles I tested were 5 years old so not the freshest of suspension).

Low spec... No thanks.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 April 2019, 16:25:28 »
Anyway, the real startling point here is this.....
I like it

TB's first ever admission that he likes a Facelift Omega, anytime soon he'll be saying how much he likes the soft touch buttons and switches and the fact they don't rust....
Obviously I liked the MFL more. The MFL was the pinnacle, before the bean counters took charge.

But its cheap to fuel (when fuel is available), cheap to tax for its size/power, cheap to insure, and chavved up, looks good and different. Its just about quick enough, its supremely comfortable. Whats not to like.

Oh, and the interior mirror is on the memory, and it sets the clock itself. Unlike the stupid Jag.


But all Omegas rust like a bastard :(

It's the age old problem, what do you replace them with if you want something that has all the good attributes of a V6 Omega but about 5 - 8 years old and under 8K.

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General Car Chat / Re: Big thanks to Serek.
« on: 12 April 2019, 20:24:34 »
Yep, SOS have looked after all our cars. The 85 mile trip is worth it to know the job has been done properly.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bluetooth receiver
« on: 12 April 2019, 18:06:47 »
What about fire damaged ones :D
na , parts are expensive to replace the melted bits  :P
we're only just moving from G to H  ;D
plenty of low mile ,not too rusty astra H cars about ,if brought wisely  :-X
Brought from where?
Somerset...
:o NO !

but if you must buy one from Somerset, get Terry to check it *

* then run away and buy elsewhere

I've had a 1.7cdti design estate 75k ,12 months mot for 875 Ebay
a 1.6 life estate 98k 6 months mot 650 freind-face marketplace
a 1.7cdti life hatch 102k 11 months mot 900 ebay

i've seen 1.4 hatches with 12 months mot for 500 ish local on friend face marketplace

there are plenty of over-priced,rusty,rattley POS astras about too  :P

We ended up getting an 09 1.7 Cdti ecoflex Astra H design estate for Mrs VXL Very pleased with it.

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General Car Chat / Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« on: 12 April 2019, 14:10:10 »
Don't think the bonnet is original to that car to be honest

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General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ
« on: 12 April 2019, 07:27:17 »
The London Mayor is on the cull list. But not because of this, because I never, ever, ever want to go to London. Who would.

I have no choice!

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General Car Chat / Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« on: 12 April 2019, 07:22:53 »
Where is the bonnet mat?

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 April 2019, 20:27:17 »
Its an Omega, its worth more in baked beanz tins.  Cant be doing with the hassle of selling if truth be known.  And its getting a tidy list of summer jobs - steering idler, cambelt kit, front sensor etc.

Its not decided though. She likes it, I like it, but its reliant on Flogas fixing a pump that errored last summer. And that's looking less likely.  Being a 3.2, it just ain't economical enough, and a change of lift share means a significant jump in mileage.
Spanner meet ,morning of Brackley meet ? I'm sure a few would help out  :-\
I would  :y

Yes I could help remove the Irmscher kit.
I'm not sure removing the weight of the Irmscher kit would help improve the MPG OR increase TB's incentive to keep TBE  ;D
Well I was going to attach standard parts back on (the scrap / rubbish items behind my shed)  ::) ;D

Anyway, the real startling point here is this.....
I like it

TB's first ever admission that he likes a Facelift Omega, anytime soon he'll be saying how much he likes the soft touch buttons and switches and the fact they don't rust....

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 April 2019, 20:14:50 »
Its an Omega, its worth more in baked beanz tins.  Cant be doing with the hassle of selling if truth be known.  And its getting a tidy list of summer jobs - steering idler, cambelt kit, front sensor etc.

Its not decided though. She likes it, I like it, but its reliant on Flogas fixing a pump that errored last summer. And that's looking less likely.  Being a 3.2, it just ain't economical enough, and a change of lift share means a significant jump in mileage.
Spanner meet ,morning of Brackley meet ? I'm sure a few would help out  :-\
I would  :y

Yes I could help remove the Irmscher kit.

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Rear Blind.
« on: 07 April 2019, 17:35:10 »
Given two out of three of mine have packed up I could be interested!

Is it a facelift or pre-facelift blind?

If the intended buyer doesn't surface then let me know - will be leaving the daily with Serek at the end of the month.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 April 2019, 17:24:23 »
Fitted new SCV to the Astra.... attempt two was more successful than attempt one!

did you do it from underneath  :-\

No from above.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 April 2019, 16:27:38 »
Fitted new SCV to the Astra.... attempt two was more successful than attempt one!, New fuel filter and air filter left to acquire and do and the rear brake caliper needs a little attention but that is a job for another day.

Now have the front and rear shocks, front springs and wishbones for the refreshing of the daily, just got to hack the front bushes out so the poly's can go in then the car can go to Serek's while i'm on holiday to have it all fitted along with another couple of bits sorting and an MOT (Hopefully)!

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