Opel Omega Review from Trinidad and Tobago

1998 Opel Omega CD 2.0 16v

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Value, performance and associated status for the relatively low cost of the vehicle

Faults:

Changed timing belt and tensioner as a safety precaution when the car was bought and had it tuned.

The steering tie rods have began knocking and will be changed soon.

The transmission's rear seal is looking a bit moist and will be changed before any catastrophic failure.

General Comments:

The car has a lot of space in the cabin as well as the boot.

Seat fabric is plush and very comfortable with varying adjustments to suit each driver and front passenger.

Silky smooth and aggressive power delivery while still maintaining its "civility" (and this is only the 2.0L engine).

The larger engine models were not imported into this country, but the car is loaded with features as standard, which would be considered options on other brands.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2004

18th Feb 2005, 06:39

I own a 1998 Omega 2.5 V6 CD and it is a good car. It is fairly rapid (for a car that weighs a lot), but unfortunately the brakes let it down. I had new disc's and pad fitted 1000 miles ago, but it still takes a while to haul itself to a stop. The interior, even though it is soft and comfortable, is hard wearing. I have put 112000 miles on it and it looks (once it has been cleaned) like new. The only thing that doesn't work is the outside thermometer, which a real pain, as everything else is fine. My alternator is starting to whine a bit, but that is only expected by the mileage.

But overall, I love it, especially as its arches are big enough to hold my 19's with out scrubbing and its lowered by 40mm.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review