1995 Vauxhall Omega Elite 3.0 from UK and Ireland
Vastly underrated luxury car
Handbrake cable seized. Replaced myself in a couple of hours.
Exhaust manifold gasket blowing. Engine out job, not cheap!
I bought this car for £500 seven years ago with some work that needed doing, all of which I did myself in a few weeks after buying. This is the 3.0 Elite model with all the toys, and they all worked! I still amaze my friends with their multi thousand pound cars with all the gizmos the Omega's got.
It's not the most economical car in the world, but when you only paid the money I did, it doesn't matter that much.
The only major thing I've had with it is an exhaust manifold gasket blowing, which is either an engine out job or dismantling in situ; either way, not cheap or easy. This tended to take the edge off the £500 purchase price.
When all's said and done, this is the best car I've ever owned and the cheapest. It's enormous in the back (my car is an estate) and goes like the clappers, and with leather clad luxury and all the toys, I can see me driving this car for a few years yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2013