1996 Vauxhall Omega Select 2.0i from UK and Ireland
A bargain for what we got
The starter motor failed within 4 days of having the car. We were stranded on the motorway.
The central locking system went after 2 weeks. Could not close the door it sprang back open (It was 11pm at night in January, freezing conditions). Drove home holding the door shut.
The dealer (not Vauxhall) who we bought the car from, rectified the problems and the car has been fine ever since.
As a whole, without the teething problems, the car is lovely, smooth to drive, comfortable all round, excellent extras, and it managed 38mpg.
The best part is the select sports mode which pushes you back into your seat when used, great for overtaking.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2000
7th Apr 2001, 05:06
I have a '96 Omega and have had the same problem with the central locking freezing up on a couple of occasions. Do you know what Vauxhall did to solve the problem for you? I found that after running the engine for a few minutes with the heater on full it defrosted and all was okay, but it is something I'd like to avoid in future. Thanks.
4th May 2001, 01:31
My 96 Tourer also suffers from locks not working properly at low temperature... anyone know the fix?
27th May 2002, 02:28
This is not a very big problem, but you alone can't solve it. This can happen when you wash the car (the water leaks between the window and the rubber and...). I've went to a service and get my door locking system and window system oiled. This can be a way to solve this thing.