1999 Opel Omega GL 2.0 DTI 16V


Value for money!!


This Omega is (also) in use as a taxi. But really, this one didn't visit the dealer too much.

A small radio cassette defect .

Door construction proved too weak for extensive use. Front doors didn't stay open on their own.

As a result of the repairs, the unit to adjust the mirrors was refitted wrong... If you think you move the left mirror up, in fact you move the right one down. Thank you for 135 Dutch Guilders and an hour in the garage!

When will they make a NICE workable clutch in Russelheim?

Bad paint job. But you can order any colour you want.

General Comments:

This GL DTI proved to be more reliable than the slightly older Diamond DTI in service with our taxi company. It's not as luxurious as the Diamond, but it runs very nice.

Some small irritating stuff you always find when there's 90,000kms a year on one driver's seat. By the way, this seat isn't as comfortable as a sports seat in a Diamond.

Remains: A lot of space; nice low fuel consumption and value for money! It was good that Opel introduced a taxi model of the Omega with better suspension and some other things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th September, 2000

1998 Opel Omega Diamond 2.0 DTI 16V


Value for not too much money... a real Opel!


This car is in use as a taxi, and so it suffers more than a 'normal' car. Things gone wrong are:

Turbo defect (wires and small things).

Radiator leaked twice within two months!

Steering wheel (leather) torn.

Powered window left acts on it's own in cold temperatures.

Dashboard display lights very difficult to replace (and need to be replaced quickly).

Clutch works badly (without feeling).


Paint falls from the door undersides.

Needs to go to the dealer more after 150,000kms.

General Comments:

A little underpowered (from 2500min-1 it starts to accelerate). Typical diesel sound. Clutch isn't working 100%.

But the spacious interior is OK; the (optional) leather sports seats, the full list of standard items and the price.

Another good thing: You can order ANY paint you need on a new Omega. So we've order American Cab yellow. Quality is not too convincing (look on the door undersides).

It's not like a Benz or a Volvo, but we really like the Opel for its excellent handling. You really can go fast in a curve with it.

It easily drives 10 kilometres on a liter in the city (high speeds) with ECC on. Top speeds of 190 km/h have been reported.

For Dutch taxi companies, a Benz is too expensive now. An Omega (or a Passat) are good alternatives! A big shame, however, is the fact that it takes a week or so for (big) dealers to get the RIGHT sort of part for the car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th September, 2000