1994 Vauxhall Omega L 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
What a shame... could have been so good
Brake discs and calipers needed replacing.
Catalytic converter snapped at the junction - common so I'm told.
Not able to start car when programming lost on key - minor problem.
ECU (engine management system) had to be replaced at £500, followed by all engine sensors (ie lambda, etc).
Head gasket followed by the engine dropping a piston.
Car scrapped - wasn't worth it.
The car was one of the nicest cars ever to drive, so comfy and handled lovely, economy was fantastic for a big estate car. Great for a family. Could not fault it for that. Shame, shame that parts were really dear, and it felt like I was always fixing another problem,
That was the very last Vauxhall I would buy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th December, 2009
Scrapped after just four years of ownership? Britain has really turned into a throw away society.
To be fair to the original reviewer, the car was really old now and probably not worth fixing, (who's gonna throw thousands of pounds at any 1994 ordinary car?) I'd have done the same and scrapped it.
I had a Carlton back in the day, always wanted a Senator, but never got round to getting one. A Carlton or Senator in good condition is now actually worth a lot of money, not banger money as they are too rare now! Omega on the other hand is a fine car, but like all cars that are worth less than £1000 these days, it makes no sense to keep throwing money at them and spending more than the cars worth to repair it all the time. An Omega is not old enough to be a classic just yet. Even the newest Omega is seven years old now (I think they stopped making them in 2003), so those are the ones to go for (1999 facelift onwards best bet), but again, still an old car, look for a nice one and don't spend too much money on it.