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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #45 on: 18 April 2019, 09:13:46 »

I rather think my money would be going on this one. Mostly because I love a wagon, in a nice colour too  :y

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293049507191
Another one of them here:

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=144068.0

I was very tempted by Phil's Omega when I was looking for a replacement for the BMW, but with the mileage I do,  the derv V70 won the contest.  :(
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #46 on: 18 April 2019, 10:58:03 »

If I was in the market for a proper car ,I'd go for newest ,low mile I could find .
like this clicky
long MOT,low miles, ultra rare z157 silver  8)
I'd have to dump the leather (I don't have a fetish ::))
 and "Grimsby" is a warning flag ,is it a puff the magic dragon car  :-\

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  :-\

I am however looking for a shopping trolley, having been told ,the last of the Corsas must be culled  from the fleet in favour of another astra  ;D
and as we know, you can't put shopping in an Omega without seriously upsetting the complex suspension geometry  :-X :P ;D
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« Reply #47 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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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #48 on: 18 April 2019, 13:21:06 »

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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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #49 on: 18 April 2019, 14:04:08 »

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.

+1  :y
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Clearly never driven one... I mean why have 217 bhp/290Nm when you can have a whole 176/240 :D
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #50 on: 18 April 2019, 14:57:30 »

No I have not tried the 3.2
google says 0 to 60 in 8 (3.2 auto saloon)
google says 0 to 60 in 9.2 (2.6 auto saloon)

 BUT how often is the extra pint (578ml) of CC really going to make much difference on todays roads  :-\

so 1.2 seconds then W.O.T
I allow enough time in journeys not to worry about 1.2 seconds  :P and only really have to floor my pitifully slow 2.6 merging dual carriage ways or overtaking vicars  :D

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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #51 on: 18 April 2019, 15:03:19 »

My diesel astra auto is as quick(slow) as the 2.6, give or take a nanosecond.
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #52 on: 18 April 2019, 15:48:18 »

My diesel astra auto is as quick(slow) as the 2.6, give or take a nanosecond.
and double the MPG  8)
as are most modern cars
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #53 on: 18 April 2019, 16:49:25 »

No I have not tried the 3.2
google says 0 to 60 in 8 (3.2 auto saloon)
google says 0 to 60 in 9.2 (2.6 auto saloon)

 BUT how often is the extra pint (578ml) of CC really going to make much difference on todays roads  :-\

so 1.2 seconds then W.O.T
I allow enough time in journeys not to worry about 1.2 seconds  :P and only really have to floor my pitifully slow 2.6 merging dual carriage ways or overtaking vicars  :D
0-60 times are for spotty yoofs.And Webby.

What you, should, be worrying about is mid range grunt, which the 2.6 lacks. Alot.

It's the difference between being flattened by a foreign artic. Or not.
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #54 on: 18 April 2019, 16:55:03 »

My 2.6 (2001) was a low mileage 51,000 when I bought it in2010 kept it serviced correctly covered another 50,000 miles in the 5 years I had it & never missed a beat cost me 1995 from a Vauxhall main dealership absolute bargain.
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #55 on: 18 April 2019, 16:57:54 »

No I have not tried the 3.2
google says 0 to 60 in 8 (3.2 auto saloon)
google says 0 to 60 in 9.2 (2.6 auto saloon)

 BUT how often is the extra pint (578ml) of CC really going to make much difference on todays roads  :-\

so 1.2 seconds then W.O.T
I allow enough time in journeys not to worry about 1.2 seconds  :P and only really have to floor my pitifully slow 2.6 merging dual carriage ways or overtaking vicars  :D
0-60 times are for spotty yoofs.And Webby.

What you, should, be worrying about is mid range grunt, which the 2.6 lacks. Alot.

It's the difference between being flattened by a foreign artic. Or not.
OK , Thanks , i was not aware of that DG  :y
I'll use my brakes to avoid the foreign artic then  ;D
which are the same as the 3.2  :P
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #56 on: 18 April 2019, 17:30:35 »

It isn't that the 2.6 is shit, it's rather that the 3.2 is much better.  :y

Have had both V6s and Desmonds with both gearboxes, and I would take a Desmond over the 2.6 because it is much rev happier. Not an issue with the 3.2 because of the massive torque delivery difference  8) oh, and a manual 3.2 will hit 60 is seven seconds if you're brutal enough ::)
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #57 on: 18 April 2019, 17:54:03 »

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.
I have to agree with Mr VXL here. The 2.6 is a bit of a dog really.  Whilst on paper it might look to be not a million miles from the 3.2, when you drive one, its clear that the 3.2 is in a different league to the 2.6.


Obviously, the 3.0 was the pick of the bunch, but none put into Vauxhalls after 2000.
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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #58 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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Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« Reply #59 on: 18 April 2019, 20:43:02 »

Mr Dave the builder, didn't mean to cause any offence.
I'm not offended in any way  :y
any reply  I made that may imply I was offended is just my dry sense of humour , Im a p155 taking tw@   ;D

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.
I'm unlikely to find a 3.2 when i kill my 2.6 anyway  :P
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