1994 Vauxhall Omega Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1994 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Excellent luxury value

Faults:

Odd bits of trim have come lose and the rubber door bar was bent by the front door (a common problem on 1st series models).

Slight oil leak still to fix.

Computer display loses parts of the matrix at times.

General Comments:

I bought this for some cheap, spacious luxury and I've certainly got that. It's a dream to drive and has plenty of space for the family. Every spare part I've needed so far was readily available and cheap.

It's a bit thirsty on town driving and I wouldn't always make the gear selections the auto box does.

My car had service history and I wouldn't recommend buying one without it.

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

Review Date: 14th April, 2005

1994 Vauxhall Omega GLS 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles

Summary:

More quality than you can shake a spanner at, for banger money

Faults:

When I got the car, the offside wiper arm was rubbing on the bonnet. A mounting had come adrift, and I fashioned a bracket and secured it to the inner wing with a length of stud bar, sounds like a Heath Robinson type repair, it was, but a good one. Also had to replace the brake shoes, which only operate on the handbrake. The sump plug had to be undone with a chisel, thank you for making them with splines instead of the old hexagon. Otherwise no problems of note.

General Comments:

This was an ex taxi, and may well have done a lot more miles than the odometer said, and although the gear lever felt like it was stirring lumpy custard, the car handled fine. It was a dream to drive compared with my old Rover 214, and good to return to the Vauxhall fold. This car was only a stop gap, but a good cheap one. I replaced this car with another Omega, this time the 2.5 V6 CDX, never looked back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

1994 Vauxhall Omega 2.0 GLS 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

What a shame

Faults:

Everything possible. The clutch failed twice and had to be completely replaced, including the mounting it sat on.

Anything electric broke or worked intermittently.

The engine uses a computer to regulate itself, and when that went wrong, the car revved at 3000 rpm basically whenever it felt like it.

The central locking didn't work properly.

Totally unreliable car.

General Comments:

This car was a bargain as Omegas tend to devalue very quickly. However, I would never buy another because it was so unreliable.

When it worked properly (which wasn't often) it was a supremely comfortable cruiser, capable of overtaking with ease yet very easy to drive around town.

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

Review Date: 1st April, 2003

1994 Vauxhall Omega Elite 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Nice car with good performance and reliability

Faults:

Acquired the car with a few problems. Illumination on dash was completley out which cost £90 to put right.

Rear passenger side central locking not working. Still not working. Gave car in to Monorep in Yeading, Middlesex. They stripped off the trim to come to the conclusion that the central locking motor was not working. Upon receipt of the car I found that they had not replaced the trim properly, had snapped one bit of it and when questioned said they did not touch the trim and would not rectify the fault. I took the matter up with Vauxhall head office.

Tapping noise on cold start.

Since I have had it the crank shaft sensor failed at 80000 miles costing £250 to replace.

Rocker gaskets developed a leak causing oil to drip into engine block and contaminate HT leads and all plugs. Cost £700 pounds to rectify.

Heater controls illumination went out, cost £1 to put right (did myself)

Front Bushers needed replacing costing £100.

As everything is electric great strain is put onto battery. Have replaced battery twice.

General Comments:

Car is generally cheap to run given the big engine. Comfortable and a good performer.

Generally reliable.

Looks horrible with little or no street cred.

Back seat is very spacious allowing all sorts to happen on it!!

The rear electric blind is magic concealing effectively whatever is going on on said back seat!!

Will miss it when it gets replaced by an Audi A8 or BMW 740.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th August, 2002

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 19 reviews