2001 Opel Omega Review

2001 Opel Omega Executive 3.2 liter, 6 cylinder from Germany

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 liter, 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carEagle Vision

Summary:

Excellent value and engineering, providing luxury, power and safety at a reasonable price

Faults:

Left Front Turn Indicator mounted on trim behind front wheel loosened and became detached during routine automatic car wash. Dealer replaced without charge.

"Upgraded" 17" wheels on Executive make it prone to imperfections in the road at slow speeds. At high speeds they are smooth as silk.

Car is new. Everything works perfectly.

General Comments:

Excellent, "tight" German built car.

Am American and have owned and enjoyed several US high horsepower beasts, but none came close to the handling and continuous high speed velocity of this 3.2 liter 232 horse power machine. Sits tight on road at very high speeds (120 - 130) on the German autobahn, and the air conditioning still cranks out (my other cars would "get warmer" when working hard because the AC didn't work as well when the car was working hard).

I live in the Alps with plenty of snow. Anti Lock Brakes and Traction Control, coupled with good winter tires and sometimes chains are a must. The powerful Omega, with back wheel drive, can be a trick in slippery conditions.

I tow a 7 meter caravan (1750 KG unloaded) and the Omega takes this task in it's stride!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2002

19th Jul 2004, 22:20

I am a Nigerian. I want to say that the Omega is one of the best cars I have ever driven, although its pads (side pads) come off easily, but it is a cool car.

Its body is a little soft, but it takes the hard Nigerian roads well.

We have an Opel 2.0i CD. I just want to say it is a cool car. I have clocked about 190km/h with her; it is so balanced and smooth.

30th Jul 2010, 06:35

I'm facing a problem with the sign of (TC) with the Maintenance signs. Both appeared suddenly, and the accelerator doesn't want to work. I can switch on the car normally, but the car moves on "D" only "drive status".

So please recommend to me what should I do? And what is the faulty part?

Some mechanics here told me you have to change the computer.

Thanks all.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review