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August 2019

elfman

We loved our Mark 2 version and we could split the children up and stop them fighting!!
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ROY JAMES

I NEED A BUMPER WITH GRILL AND FOG LIGHTS FOR MY BMW FACE LIFT E46 325 CI COUPE Read more

expertad

For some reason Vauxhall seem to do fast versions of their humdrum cars very well,going back to the original cavalier SRI,which was so much better than my next company sierra back in the day.and the GTE 16V Astra was an absolute hoot to drive,bettered by my Golf 16V but quicker and with a better engine. Read more

Agave House

got to be careful about buying cars around The turn of the century if they're not Euro 4 compliant. You could easily fall foul of emissions regulations in certain towns and cities coming in over next few years so be warned because you may not be able to drive the car Read more

Brendan Fleming

On mechanical failures, the 3.0 V6 diesel is the one to avoid. In the Saab application they often suffered from cooling system issues, which in turn caused the cylinder liners to drop, causing catastrophic engine failures. Saab quickly withdrew the engine from the 9-5, such were the frequency of failures.
The older petrol LPT engined cars were prescribed to use semi-synthetic oil, which caused some congealing of oil residue around the oil pick up in the sump, and engine failure. The HOT cars (Aero) were prescribed fully synthetic oil, and failures are rare.
The DI cassettes (or coil packs) of the four cylinder petrol engined cars would fail, leaving you stranded - the AA used to carry spares, such were the frequency of failures. They're a 5 minute job to change, so keep a spare. Throttle bodies can also fail, but they're a DIY replacement. The other weak point - like so many other cars - are the Crankshaft Position Sensors, which often lead to hot starting issues. Not difficult to change.
The EGR valve on the GM 2.2 diesel can stick; cleaning and greasing with copper grease will cure the issue.
The auto boxes are all Aisin Warner, and very robust. They were 4 speed to 2001, and 5 speed from 2002. Note an automatic Aero registered after March 2006 attracts the higher road tax of £535. A manual Aero of the same age is £310.
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mmmmm

Perfect, short and straight to the point, any chance you could get a place in the car by car compilation team?.