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CAR UPGRADE ?? HELP NEEDED !!

Discussion in 'Other Car/Van Related Technical Information Required / Provided' started by Jimmy777, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Super Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    If you want to feel younger & fancy something different , then the GTC is the car . I quite like the shape , especially the side flanks & rear so I'd definitely consider one if it wasn't for the dogs ( 3door makes it awkward to get the Bassett Hound in ) . They also do a bi - turbo diesel version as well . All in all a nice looking car .
     
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    Thats just sold it to me :)

    An yeah i defintley dont think its made for families or pets that would just be a daily big struggle it does have a fairly big boot on the plus side.

    I was hoping for a few more comments on this thread to hear a few different opinions pros cons at the monent have 1 yes and 1 no on here, very mixed with friends and family too but they dont know what they are talking about lol , what u have advised completley makes sense and i actually agree a part of me still wants to go just part ex it still which i could regret later on but right now looking at mine and looking at the gtc it just looks like a beut next to mine, not seen many at all in the colour too
     
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    **update**

    So it turns out that the car is a 140bhp version i drove it today and was pretty impressed.

    Only thing and Need your help here fred as you are an experienced memeber and have helped me with a few issues in the past.

    Iv noticed on the gtc when you turn the ignition key once and all the lights come on for checking they all go back off after a few secs same as my astra but the gtc for some reason the engine light stays on but once u turn the ignition fully and start the car it goes away and doesnt come back on after that, i drove it for a good 25-30 mins, is this something to be worried about or is this standard with the petrol versions or something to do with the start/stap maybe ? Its the actuall engine light not the one with a spanner, My mate was pretty much bewildered by it, im hoping to part ex the car once im confortable all is ok. Any input would be a great help.

    Thanks
     
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    Mines the same , engine light & battery light & oil light stay on until engine is up & running then they go off. Good it's actually the 140 bhp as that engines performance gets good reports on car magazine tests. If your happy with how the car drives & the general condition is good for the age & milage then it seems like a good car . Any service history?
     
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    I think the car you have now has done all the depreciation. Of nothing is faulty with it.. then why change it? Run it for another 18months..
    I would be more tempted to buy a Skoda Octavia in the future. I've seen so many posts singing praise to the little petrol turbo engine.
    If your current car is costing you repairs money all the time, sure change it.
    However, I've got a 64 plate Rio... Next Xmas it goes back to the dealer.
    I think I'm going to go bangernomics after that with old Jap.
    Maybe a random old Jazz or a Mitsubishi Lancer NON evo 1.6 estate.
    I'm even considering an 8 year old Mazda 3.
    Or perhaps an old FRV is any clean old ones are about for under £1700
     
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    Sorry for the late reply been away for the holidays hope you had a good xmas and new year.

    Just wanted to say thanks for all your help on this topic, yep car has full service history alot of paper work 2 keys etc user manuels etc

    So im now a proud owner of a vauxhall gtc turbo.

    Iv updated my profile pic to my new ride.

    Its only been 3 days but so far i am very inpressed with this.

    You have been a great help by the way fred

    :)
     
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    That's a very nice looking GTC , glad you like it :)
     
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    Thanks man appretiate it.

    Only thing im unsure about is the ammount of petrol its drinking put £20 drove reasonably sensible local driving and its averaged 26.2 mpg that cant be right can it ? anything i should be looking into or is this how it is from going to a deisal to a petrol, used to get near 40mog on the 2.0 cdti astra.
     
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    It should improve once you get out of town . On a good run I'd expect around 36mpg .
     
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