1998 Vauxhall Omega Eite 2.5 petrol from UK and Ireland
Let someone else take the high depreciation, then you have a real bargain
Very heavy front tyre wear, especially on the inside edge. Typically last only c. 25000 miles. Dealer assures me "it is an Omega problem". Tyre fitters agree.
Climate control: has never actually gone wrong, but always gives front seat passenger cold feet. Better to switch it off and use "economy" mode, which by-passes air conditioning unit giving more control over heat distribution in the car.
Recent instance of battery going flat. Dealer couldn't find reason - suspected relay on heater rear window.
Lovely car; quiet, comfortable and reliable. It smooths out bumps in country roads exceptionally well.
Sound system excellent.
Fuel consumption reasonable - I get around 29-30 mpg with mix of motorway and urban driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2002
I have a Vauxhall Omega Elite 2.5 Turbo diesel. I had the same problem with the front tyres wearing excessively on the inside edge, worst I had was 10000 miles on two front tyres. I took my car to a Chemix garage and they set up the camber, toe and alignment by laser as they advise the car should be set up, not as the Vauxhall recommendation. The car handles superbly and I get in excess of 30000 miles out of the tyres now. Well worth the £27 to get the wheels aligned.