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Ok guys please bear with me, After 2 yrs of misery I will be in a position to purchase a nice used 2007/08 GT. My budget will be approx £15,000 but I am confused as to which model to buy I have read about Suspension upgrades (FSD's + Eibachs Pro sport), Remaps and so forth for the Diesel models.

1, Does the Suspension have to be upgraded on the Blackline and Q2 models

2, If I purchase A high milage ie 30,000 + diesel when should the Cam belts be replaced ect. I hope to spend around £13000 on the car and have £2000 for various bits and pieces, not including servicable items.

3, Would I be better off spending £10,000 on the V6 and using the rest( £5,000) for Q2 and other upgrades and so on. The car will be my toy so around 8-12,000 miles a year. I live in Northumberland and the nearest main town is 20 miles away plenty of twisty roads;) and some rough roads:mad: in places

Sorry for the long winded post and Im sure that these questions have been asked hundreds of times before but any advice would be greatly appreciated
 
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I'd go V6 if i had a well paid job to run it, However i dont so if i was buying nearly new id get the diesel and a good remap
 

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if its your weekend car I'd go for the V6 but it is thirsty although it sounds great.
If its your toy you can't really have that tractor noise.

I have diesel GT, as I do 18 -20 000 miles a year
 

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Okay boys so the Diesel it will be because we're tight up here y know:lol: So that means either a Q2 or the Blackline does the suspension have to be changed on both:confused:
 
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If its a toy then it can be non other than the V6. The diesel is a cracking motor for everyday use but when you start it up it doesn't sound special enough to be a play thing. It does go some but once again it doesn't quite feel 'special' enough. The Arese V6 engine is an absolute peach that will make you feel a million dollars as soon as you turn the key
 
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Okay boys so the Diesel it will be because we're tight up here y know:lol: So that means either a Q2 or the Blackline does the suspension have to be changed on both:confused:
If you want to lower it then yes you can change the shocks, I personally wouldnt bother, but im a tight **** too :)
 

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The standard suspension isn't amazing on any of the models - fine for smooth roads but a bit dodgy on rough & bumpy backroads. I would say if its a toy, get the V6. You wouldn't need to spend more than £10k on the car, but then put the other £5k into sorting out all the little bits and pieces that are necessary to turn it into a proper 'toy' - suspension, exhaust, remap, brakes etc.
 

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Agree with pud. Spend about 10k then upgrade suspension, intake exhaust and remap. Prob get those done for a few k
 

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V6

I don't like the 1.9 diesel much myself


It is a pity they didn't fit the 2.4 to the GT really..
 

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Forgot to mention the fact that I no longer have a well paid job due to the accident and am working pt localy so buying the car isn,t a problem for short term but in the long term how does the mighty V6 fare against the 1.9 :confused: in running costs ie servicing brakes ect
 
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Forgot to mention the fact that I no longer have a well paid job due to the accident and am working pt localy so buying the car isn,t a problem for short term but in the long term how does the mighty V6 fare against the 1.9 :confused: in running costs ie servicing brakes ect
If you drive it carefully you should be able to see 30mpg :)
 

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All I can say is the 1.9 is quite a bit cheaper to run.

If it wasn't no one would buy it, and everyone would get a V6.
 
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