2000 ‘W’ Vectra 2.0 16v CD – sold in April 2009
This was the advert I used – it shows that it was actually a very tidy car, but when I bought it, it was a little neglected and dirty. Mechanically almost perfect though, a thorough clean had it looking very nearly as good as new. I had bought it from a friend and work colleague for £400 when he had finished with it, originally it might have been destined for scrap, but I think anyone looking at this will agree it was much too nice to meet it’s maker. I remember replacing the usual front antiroll bar drop links and rear wishbone rose bushes, which got rid of the annoying rattling over bumps, then I replaced the cambelt, tensioner and rollers and enjoyed driving it around for quite a few months, adding about 6,000 miles to it in the process.
It left me in April 2009 at 121k miles, in really good condition with some service history.
- Air conditioning (fully working)
- Electric windows (front and rear)
- Remote central locking (both keys present)
- Fuel computer display
- Front fog lights
- Leather steering wheel
- Front seat lumbar adjustment
- Drivers and passenger airbags
- Factory radio/cassette player with CD changer in glovebox
There was quite a bit of service history with the car that shows that many items are new or recently renewed including: battery, front brake discs and pads, rear discs, pads and shoes, fuel filter, exhaust.
In addition, I have fitted the following new parts: Timing belt, tensioner and rollers, water pump and coolant all changed in April 09, drivers side upper rear suspension bush, oil, air and oil filters changed at 120k miles in January 09. I have also fitted 4 new Pirelli P600 tyres and the spare in the boot is also a matching new P600.
MOT expires 25th Feb 2010 and the car is currently taxed until end July 2009.
SOLD… Parked it outside my house with a for sale sign in the window… lasted all of 6 days and sold for the asking price, which covered (just) my costs for the bits I had to buy for it. This sort of thing would never make money in my hands, I end up doing much more than a garage would, at least going by the few cars I’ve bought from forecourts in the past with all sorts of minor faults.