1995 Vauxhall Omega Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1995 Vauxhall Omega CDX 2.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired121000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

Summary:

I bought this bargain for 3,200ukp and have never regretted that day

Faults:

One light bulb in the driver's door.

Wiper blades needed replacing.

The interior is almost as good now as it was when manufactured.

General Comments:

This car has one previous owner.

As a former company car it carries the fullest service history.

Though high mileage this car has performed exceptionally well during the fifteen months I have owned it.

On long journeys it is a pleasure to drive and fuel consumption is very reasonable.

The metallic silver bodywork still looks excellent and clean.

I only drive 3,000 per year and expect to keep this car for at least another year.

Full service and adjustments cost me £250 which I thought was good value.

This car has never failed to perform well and I have consistantly found it to be ultra reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2002

1995 Vauxhall Omega GLS 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carDaewoo Nexia

Summary:

Ideal family car. Would match BMW 520!

Faults:

The engine warning light was on when I bought the car. It needed an emissions sensor.

Exhaust back box dropped off. 90000

The engine gasket went at 95000 miles.

Engine cooling fan has not worked since 85000. This makes for many arguments when queueing in traffic in the summer months. Don't know what this is!! Any help would be great!!

Stone chips everywhere.

Sometimes stalls with engine management light on. I don't know what that is?

Brakes screech even though their new.

Door lock spin in the door, have had the key stuck in the car regularly. Boot lock also broke.

Engine pipes for the emissions and the air intake pipe for the engine split.

Dash warning light bulbs have blown.

Alternator broke. Blowing dash battery light.

Indicators don't always work if you have had the hazards on.

Washers on the front screen gave up squirting- loose connection.

General Comments:

Generally my car has been re-built in the last year. One problem after another. I initially bought it for motorway mileage, but it was so much fun to drive I couldn't depart with it although I've changed jobs. I now have to sell it because it's a cool £1400 per year to insure for me. It does have problems keeping cool once the oil has past about 6000 miles so regular oil changes are a must. But otherwise a thoroughly lovely car. I'll miss it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

10th May 2002, 13:17

All the problems reported here have been manifested on my own 1995 2.0 GLSi manual, which has now done 95,000. Head gasket blown twice; innumerable stalling issues due to the idle valve issue already known with this model; EMS light often illuminating (apparently spuriously, probably a voltage regulation issue?) ; I've only got one door lock now functional after twice ending-up with keys jammed firmly in the driver and passenger doors, etc., etc.

A comfy ride, great handling, but an engineering disaster-zone for a german-built car. Never again - I've had it for 5 years - will I buy an Omega of pre-2000 vintage. Even the latest models have issues - a friend had the steering pump go on one after just 5,000 miles!! Vauxhall / Opel really need to address the continuing reliability issues with this (otherwise very competent) car.

4th Dec 2003, 19:58

I purchased my 1995 2.0 16v CD for £1500 with 123,000 on the clock. The car had a full service and timing belt & roller change at the time that I purchased it.

The only problem that I have had is that when the alarm was set, for no apparent reason the audible warning sounded after approx 2-3 hours every time, but the indicators did not flash with the alarm. This problem was fixed by a main Vauxhall agent for £80.00.

A lot of car for the money, and it returns an average 30 mpg around town.

John.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 32 reviews