1998 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 v6 elite 2.5 from UK and Ireland
All in all this is a very fast, comfortable and classy motor that is well worth the money
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).
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.