1998 Vauxhall Omega CDX 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
Bargain executive barge, well worth serious consideration
Secondary air pump failed at 60k miles - not needed for normal operation therefore was simply disconnected.
Idle control valve failed at similar mileage, led to regular stalling at junctions and when changing gear at lower revs (lethal when negotiating a bend and you lose power steering!) - £125 to renew - money well spent.
Suffers from excessive tyre wear on inner shoulders, a friend in the trade says they ALL do that.
Minor electrical gremlins eg one heated seat stays cold, powered seat lift failed and central locking has had one or two bad days.
Otherwise - extremely reliable and interior wearing very well.
Very comfortable, economical for the size of car, performance perfectly adequate so generally to be recommended.
Poor service from some dealers who cannot really be bothered, but as so little goes wrong it's not really a big problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th January, 2006