Advise on buying Vectra please.

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by David, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hi all,

    Is there much difference between the 2.5 V6 and the 2.6, which is the
    best to go for ??. I assume the 2.6 replaced the older 2.5.

    I also heard the brakes are pretty poor on the Vectra or is that

    David, Jul 14, 2005
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    Mark Dootson Guest

    Is there much difference between the 2.5 V6 and the 2.6, which is the

    I just recently bought a 2001 2.5 V6 CD estate. I was told by the salesman
    that parts are more readily available for the 2.5 than the 2.6.
    The large engined Vectra's are thirsty and not as popular as the 1.8l or
    2.0l so you can pick them up a bit cheaper. I was able to buy mine and get
    it converted to run on LPG for the same money as a 1.8l CD.

    Mark Dootson, Jul 15, 2005
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  3. David

    David Guest

    Thanks Mark.

    Whats it run like on LPG compared to petrol. Might look into that
    option once / if i get one.

    David, Jul 16, 2005
  4. David

    Mark Dootson Guest

    I really don't notice any difference between it, although I'm told there is
    a 5-10% loss in power, but when faced with 35p/litre for LPG or 95p/litre
    for petrol I know which I prefer.

    Mark Dootson, Jul 16, 2005
  5. Hi Dave,

    I have a 2000 Vectra GSi, which has the 2.5 V6. My car works hard for its
    living, and with 180k genuine miles on it, it returns about 36mpg on the
    motorway and about 28 to 30 around town, but I could easily get these
    figures up with less pressure on my right foot!

    I was led to believe that the 2.6 replaced the 2.5 in order to lower
    emissions (and hence company car tax) and increase mpg. From some of the
    literature that I have from Vauxhall, the 2.6 lost some bhp to the 2.5, with
    the 2.5 being rated at 195bhp (GSi only - 170bhp on SRI, CDX etc), and the
    2.6 being rated between 165bhp and 175bhp, depending on model.

    If it's been looked after, a Vectra B should give you years of driving
    pleasure. My advice though is to find a decent garage for servicing, and
    avoid Vauxhall for servicing. My Vectra never felt right coming back from
    various Vauxhall dealers all over the country, not just the same one around
    the corner.

    Hope that helps!!

    David Aspinall, Jul 20, 2005
  6. David

    David Guest

    Thanks David, much appreciated.

    David, Jul 21, 2005
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