1998 Opel Omega Reviews

1998 Opel Omega Caravan 2.0 16v from Finland

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

1998 Opel Omega CD 2.0 16v from Trinidad and Tobago

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.

1998 Opel Omega Diamond 2.0 DTI 16V from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 DTI 16V Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres

Summary:

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

Faults:

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).

Xenon.

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

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews