1998 Vauxhall Omega Reviews - Page 3 of 10

1998 Vauxhall Omega CDX 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance62500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

This is a damn good exec class car- go get one!

Faults:

The cruise control isn't working - the stalk controls are just dead and do nothing - if anyone has any suggestions they would be appreciated.

General Comments:

Just bought this Omega after my 2.5 manual Vectra was stolen 3 weeks ago. Being an auto and a bit heavier, the Omega is a bit slower off the mark, but it more than makes up for that in comfort and roominess.

Also under the bonnet there is actually room to get spanners in and do stuff without having taking the car to bits! (Try changing an EGR pipe on a V6 Vectra or an alternator!)

The car handles well, the power steering gives plenty of feel as you wind up the speed. Noise levels are fine and there is plenty of room inside for 4/5 occupants. I'm 6'2" and passengers behind me have more than enough leg room.

All in all this is one hell of a motor for very little outlay and its not too juicy either, doing 30-35 mpg on a motorway run at 70-90 ish mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2005

12th Oct 2005, 05:41

There is an Omega owners club on the Yahoo website, they may be able to help with your cruise control problem.

1998 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 v6 elite 2.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

All in all this is a very fast, comfortable and classy motor that is well worth the money

Faults:

Battery failed in the first week (replaced).

Radio would not code (replaced).

Bose amp stopped working three days later (still trying to find one).

Drivers heated seat not heating.

Air-con needed to be regassed at £65.May be leaking?.

Very bad juddering from front end on braking at above 50mph

2 bulbs not working on climate control unit, can't seem to get dials out to replace them. (not a big problem).

Very small coolant leak, can't find where from. (top up weekly).

The cruise control is not working, (to investigate).

General Comments:

This car has full history and has been looked after.

The only problem with the bodywork is a small blister on the top of the drivers door and knuckle marks on the bonnet where some ape has pushed it down.

Before buying the Omega I spent a lot of time looking at what to buy and what was good value for money, the same spec in a Merc, BMW or an Audi would have cost upward of £8000.

Way more than the £1600 I paid for a car with full leather, climate, air con, cruise etc, etc, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2005

20th Sep 2005, 14:45

The front end juddering is probably warped brake discs and the best option is replacement of both the discs and the pads.

20th Sep 2005, 15:10

That is daylight robbery!!! Why can't we get such a wonderful car in T&T at such a give away price? Lucky you mate. The wear and tear doesn't sound too bad for the age of the vehicle and the price.

22nd Sep 2005, 14:48

Added by the owner.

Bose amp found on e-bay for £30, also got a trafficmaster system for £9 and a spare remote and key for £12. Had brakes checked the problem with the judder was because the front wheel was not sitting right on the hub (judder has gone). Found more paperwork saying complete exhaust system (genuine) and 2 new parelli P6000 tyre's were fitted 300 mile before I got the car.

3rd Jun 2007, 14:49

My coolant is leaking to did you find the prob yet it is also missing when you put the foot down when it is idling over.

6th Jun 2007, 17:12

Probably head gasket blown. that is how mine went!

But fixed it myself. Otherwise a very fast and comfertable car. mine returns 38 mpg on motorway

4th Mar 2008, 18:18

Love Omegas. My previous car was a 3.0L version, rammed up the rear, and written off. Now have a Rover V6 75 top spec, nav., the lot (51).

If you don't like your Omega 3.0L (W onwards), let's swap.

sqldmin@hotmail.com

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 37 reviews