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Hi All, came across you researching side steps. A very informative site. We owned an Antara for 5 years, 2.0 diesel, manual. Biggest problem has been the alarm going off intermittently, a real pain on acaravan site! A very good tow car, pulls our caravan no problem. Just about to change to the newer version, hence the research. Bit perturbed to find the new model does not have a spare wheel but the dealer said we can transfer the old one over. Just as well as our local tyre repairer said they don't repair resealed tyres!! and as for towing with one!! Keep up the good work. Cheers.< ="cosymantecnisbfw" co="cs" id="SILOBFWID" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block;">
 

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Welcome to the forum.

And another Antara owner from Scotland!!!.

So you liked your Antara enough to buy a second one so they can't be that bad.

Shame about your Alarm issues have you tried anything to fix it.
 

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Hi, thanks for the welcome. The only thing that seemed to work was disabling the internal sensor. The dealer tried their best, modules change - at a cost. Still going off occasionally. Vauxhall deny any problem, in nobody seemed to know much about the alarm system.< ="cosymantecnisbfw" co="cs" id="SILOBFWID" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block;">
 

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I had a similar problem a few years back with my Vauxhall Vectra, it turned out to be the sensor in the rear quarter light glass? They replaced the glass and I had no further problems with the alarm system?
 

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I had a similar problem a few years back with my Vauxhall Vectra, it turned out to be the sensor in the rear quarter light glass? They replaced the glass and I had no further problems with the alarm system?
Yes someone on another forum posted something similar about their Antara it was the rear window sensor. They replaced the rear window and that fixed it.

The common faults are the interior sensor or the anti tow mercury sensor found under the passenger seat.
 

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Hi and welcome SGT when are you getting your new one, I collected mine to it has a good firm drive so so far so good
 

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Hi All, came across you researching side steps. A very informative site. We owned an Antara for 5 years, 2.0 diesel, manual. Biggest problem has been the alarm going off intermittently, a real pain on acaravan site! A very good tow car, pulls our caravan no problem. Just about to change to the newer version, hence the research. Bit perturbed to find the new model does not have a spare wheel but the dealer said we can transfer the old one over. Just as well as our local tyre repairer said they don't repair resealed tyres!! and as for towing with one!! Keep up the good work. Cheers.< ="cosymantecnisbfw" co="cs" id="SILOBFWID" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block;">

Hi Sgt and welcome along to the forum



I am sure that you'll enjoy the banter as well as giving us the benefit of your five years of Antara ownership.


You must be one of the oldest Antara owners on here
you know that I mean "old" in terms of ownership and not in the literal sense of the word
 

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Welcome sgt another one of salmonds army

Afternoon Andy, it would appear that there aren't that many up here after all



Well at least those of us who own a Vauxhall Antara
 

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Well somebody voted him in.

Andy, Alex Salmond and the SNP have brought usfree prescriptions, free university tuition, free bus journeys for "older" people and free care for the elderly to Scotland so it is no wonder people have voted them into power.


Having said that, while I would be happy to continue with that status quo, the issue of Scottish independence is something that I wouldn't support even with those things continuing.
 

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Just for the record ,although I'm at Loch Lomond, I'm originally from England, Northants with roots in Norfolk, and I keep reminding them!! Moved here with forces, met my wife, so here I stay. I have to admit I do like it here. The Antara has been a great car, upgraded from the Frontera. No real problems apart from the alarm. Great tow car, touring UK and trips to Europe. However, just got another one today, 2.2 AWD Exclusive. Will keep you posted.< ="cosymantecnisbfw" co="cs" id="SILOBFWID" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block;">
 

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Antarius said:
Dilligaf said:
Well somebody voted him in.

Andy, Alex Salmond and the SNP have brought usfree prescriptions, free university tuition, free bus journeys for "older" people and free care for the elderly to Scotland so it is no wonder people have voted them into power.


Having said that, while I would be happy to continue with that status quo, the issue of Scottish independence is something that I wouldn't support even with those things continuing.
Nothing is for free. He has simply chosen to spendOUR money on those things, while neglecting many other areas of need.
 

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Having done 33 years in the Army and taught, as a youg soldier & reinforceing it to soldiers as an officer, that you did not discuse Race, Religon & Politic's, but keep them to yourself, thereby avoiding an arguments.
 

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Having done 33 years in the Army and taught, as a youg soldier & reinforceing it to soldiers as an officer, that you did not discuse Race, Religon & Politic's, but keep them to yourself, thereby avoiding an arguments.
I have noticed by some people (not all), that by not talking about these can actually cause barriers between people. I discuss it with people I know when delivering to the back door of our stores and find that we it can open a whole new world and have a good laugh and Joke about it.I hear more Irish jokes from the Irish.
I once called my ex-father-in-law " an unintelligent person of Irish decent". He wanted me to call him a thick paddy as someone got £6,000 compensation for it and he wanted the money.

Unfortunately in your duty as a soldier, you have had to be diplomatic as not to offend other cultures especially in the climate you have served in.
I have been informed that the true Englishmen live in Scotland and Wales as the rest of us have been "raped and pillaged" over the centuries and don't know who we are.

As our hero Antarius says, it's all banter, or in Wilma's words jealousy.

All written by an Englishman who doesn't know what he's talking about.


Yes John I'm going to have a lyedown now.
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Dilligaf said:
davidb said:
Having done 33 years in the Army and taught, as a youg soldier & reinforceing it to soldiers as an officer, that you did not discuse Race, Religon & Politic's, but keep them to yourself, thereby avoiding an arguments.
I have noticed by some people (not all), that by not talking about these can actually cause barriers between people. I discuss it with people I know when delivering to the back door of our stores and find that we it can open a whole new world and have a good laugh and Joke about it.I hear more Irish jokes from the Irish.
I once called my ex-father-in-law " an unintelligent person of Irish decent". He wanted me to call him a thick paddy as someone got £6,000 compensation for it and he wanted the money.

Unfortunately in your duty as a soldier, you have had to be diplomatic as not to offend other cultures especially in the climate you have served in.
I have been informed that the true Englishmen live in Scotland and Wales as the rest of us have been "raped and pillaged" over the centuries and don't know who we are.

As our hero Antarius says, it's all banter, or in Wilma's words jealousy.

All written by an Englishman who doesn't know what he's talking about.


Yes John I'm going to have a lyedown now.
I would like to make itabsolutelyclear i was kidding with john when i said your Jealous and not just being a solder for ex amount of years mean your profession in the service usesdiplomacy but also 20 odd years in the lowlyprofessionof Psychiatricnursing, working withpatients there relativesotherstaff members and various agencies, but this does not mean that people do not haveopinionsand that these opinions should be stifled byothersfears on expressing these opinions, this is supposed to be ademocratic society.
This has been written by a Scottish women who feels she knows what she is talking about asoppression has been used over thecenturies through various means
 

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Spantara said:
You must be one of the oldest Antara owners on here
you know that I mean "old" in terms of ownership and not in the literal sense of the word
Yeh, sure John. We know that


Welcome anyway SGT

Hi Stephen, how's your weather over there ?


Its "stoatin doon" here and so cold that I had to put the central heating on.


stoatin doon : the rain is falling quickly and steadily onto the ground


 
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