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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
    ME: LTD SC600 / UV7BK
    Rig: JMP-1>VHT 2/90/2>Zilla's

    iTrader: 7 (100%)

    NCD (again!)

    Wow, only seems like a couple of months since I last bought a car

    Turns out the Mondeo is a total dog, it only just scraped through the MOT and needs too much work in the nest 6 months. Plus I have plans to ditch my work van and claim mileage instead to give me more cash, which means I need a diesel. But, I love my fast cars, so what to go for?

    A 2003 Vauxhall Signum 3.0CDTi Elite! Diesel for economy, yet fast thanks to an Isuzu-sourced 3litre V6 turbo-diesel engine. Currently pumps out 174bhp, but a cheap chip will see that at 220bhp with about 470Nm of tourque. That's about 350lb.ft for those still in Imperial.

    Bit of an odd beast the Signum, it'd based on a Vectra estate floorpan, but with a shorter hatchback rear end. Adds up to a car with a longer wheelbase than the Vectra hatch (and thus more rear legroom), but not a vast as the estate. Individual tilt/slide rear seat too.

    Being the range topping Elite it's rather spec'd, but it's still not got every option by a long shot. Even so, it's still packing Xenon head lights with washers, sat nav, cruise control, electric heated & folding mirrors, auto-dip rearview mirror, electric leather heated seats, climate control, the most amazing sounding stereo I've ever heard in a car, built in sunblinds in the back (good for the nipper) and tyre pressure monitors.

    Anyway, looks like this:

    Lots of storage in the roof:

    Travel assistant too:

    For those wondering WTF a travel assistant is, it's a mini fridge, drinks holder, storage box, dvd player holder combined, plus it has two fold out picnic tables

    Couple of minor niggles to sort out, but they'll cost about 600 to sort. Still, when you bag the car for 2500 instead of 4000, who's to complain Oh, and I bought from a dealer this time, so it has a warranty
    I'm so metal I shit bats

    My band > WALK IN COMA

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Nice! It looks like it'll swallow a lot of gear as well. How does the rear hatch open? does the lower part swing down?

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Dude, that's a pretty damn spec'd car! For under 5K too!

    Congrats man
    Sparrows (Space Punk, LOUD):

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Nice snatch dude, those really aren't too common these days.

    Although, and I'm sorry to say this, they've managed to make a car even fouler than the Vectra. That's fucking hideous.

    Where did it all go wrong?

    "W yn shn y zhī, shn y xng.
    Tiān xi m nng zhī, m nng xng." - Lao Tse - my band.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    I love british cars.

    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  6. #6

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington
    ME: 1 of 2
    MA: "Smokey"
    Rig: Peavey XXX

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Congrats, James!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Nice snatch dude
    This made me laugh. That is all.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Woods
    ME: Agile Pendulum
    MA: Ibanez EW20ASENT
    MB: Ibanez
    Rig: Line6 Pod Farm

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    That is very clean for a 03'

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

    iTrader: 1 (100%)


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