Opel Omega Reviews from Finland

1998 Opel Omega Caravan 2.0 16v

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Not much value for money

Faults:

Rear wheel bearing failed at 140000 kms.

Generator failed at 150000 kms and caused severe secondary damage to the instrument panel.

Exhaust manifold cracked at 152000 kms.

General Comments:

Car is very comfortable to drive and handles good even in snow.

Car is very specious and for hauling goods.

There are too many small electrical and unbelievable mechanical faults on this car.

Quality is poor and the owners cost is high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th September, 2007

1990 Opel Omega GLS Caravan 2.0 i

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance330000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Much cheaper than the quality of the car is

Faults:

When I bought the car:

Central locking didn't work.

Air conditioning didn't work.

Some oil leak from the transmission.

High fuel consumption due to broken lambda-sond.

General Comments:

Fixed almost all the problems by now. Only the air conditioning is still broken because repairing it will cost a lot and there isn't very many companies repairing those old freon-air conditionings. At least the local Opel-dealer doesn't fix it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2001

18th Jan 2004, 08:08

Well some time has passed again since last update.

I opened the engine in late summer 2003 and replaced the timing chain as well as leaking gasket and valve lifters. I had the engine taken off from the chassis so it was much easier to work with. Engine had started to tick when cold, indicating that valve lifters were not working correctly anymore. Ticking lasted first only couple second after starting, but it was getting worse all the time, in two months it was lasting for couple of kilometers and just before engine work it lasted until engine was totally warm.

Sometimes ABS is not working, this might just be bad connection in connectors or then one of the sensors is going to break soon.

No other problems.

One year consumption has been average of 10,8 L/100 km including quite lot of urban driving, (11 km to work through city) One week autumn trip to Lapland (4 persons+dog, car very full of stuff) of 3500km consumption was 8,4L/100km when driving only highways. That has been the only time I got it going under 10L/100km between fueling.

Metal looks still good as it should. Viscous fan was replaced with old one from previous 2.0L engine (it's same part number) Working great and I hope it works fine for a very long time still.

20th Feb 2005, 00:42

Update time again.

Whole year has been quite quiet. It has been just driving a lot. Few things come to my mind during the year thou.

-distance meter works randomly so now it is getting kilometers now and then. (fuel consumption very high, 50 km on meter and 70l of fuel... =) )

-two of four steering rods needed changing so I changed all of them.

-Oil leaks from main chain tensioner, I have tried many different sealing stuff, but always it has started to leak again after weeks/months.

I have been on racetrack with the car as well and it was just great. Car took that also nicely and nothing broke even when driving pedal to the metal all the time.

Fuel consumption seems to be around 11 l/100 km still, can't be sure thou. Longer trips still get you under 10 l/100 km.

1993 Opel Omega Club Caravan 2.0i

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Comfort and space on wheels

Faults:

The electronic chip blew at 200,000 kilometers.

Some parts of the body had to be repainted after about 180,000 kilometers.

Some parts made of rubber in the chassis have had to be replaced couple of times.

Handbrake doesn't stay tight for longer than a month or two.

General Comments:

The car spentits first four years in veterinary use, and after that we have been using it as our family wagon. It has been able to fulfill all it's duties during the years and we are not going to sell it away (maybe never), as there are soon going to be new users for a car in the family.

There is finally another Omega coming to our family, again first for a veterinary-car, then common use. We are all looking forward to see if this new 2.2 Elegance caravan can work as well as its eight year older big brother.

Of course the basic Omegas can't be called performance cars in any situation, but there has always been enough power to get easily, safely and fast from one place to another. With all the things you need with you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews