1999 Vauxhall Omega Reviews - Page 3 of 8

1999 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72200 miles
Most recent distance72650 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Nice used buy if you don't expect too much

Faults:

Glove box latch needed replaced.

Rocker cover gasket leaks.

Engine mounts are shot.

Jumps in gear when coming to stop.

Violently shuddered and auto gearbox warning on display appeared.

General Comments:

This is a very nice, comfortable car in general.

Reliability has me shaken as I have had the car less than a month and it is worn.

Auto gear box concerns me the most, dealer is checking it out.

Very roomy, handles very well for such a large car.

Engine is dog meat. 2.0 just doesn't cut it on a large car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th December, 2005

5th Mar 2006, 08:57

My Vauxhall omega 2.0 automatic is stuck in forward gear and auto gearbox check displayed on panelplus does not go into top gear. Any ideas?

29th Mar 2006, 01:55

If the auto gearbox display is showing "check auto gearbox", you should have the dealer service it. They can do a diagnostic test on it to see where they fault lies. It may be an electrical fault rather than mechanical. That was the case on my Omega, the engine RPM sensor was malfunctioning, so they replaced that and then cleared the fault codes from the car computer. Now it runs much better, although sometimes it skips when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear.

2nd Sep 2007, 13:54

My glove box latch snapped off as well, i now have to insert a digit and push the mechanism manually.

This can be annoying when trying to get you're documents out after being stopped by the Plod.

Which WILL happen with this fast cruising V6 if you don't pay attention to the speedo.

1999 Vauxhall Omega elite 3.0 24v from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 24v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66400 miles
Most recent distance69600 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Has got it all at such a reasonable price

Faults:

Drivers heated seat not heating up.

Oil level sensor not operating.

Intermittent crankcase sensor fault.

General Comments:

Always felt that the Omega would be a robust car after the Carlton build standard. Found a dark green Elite 3L V6 24V in grey leather with a manual box at a local garage - and just had to have it.

Total bargain for such an executive car. Shear power and comfort with all the gadgets, and not the drinker I feared at 33mpg on the open road and 27mpg around town (helped by being a manual, and driven with care - most of the time!)

A few problems as listed, that the dealer is sorting - eventually!

Eats up the distances with ease and comfort in leather with cruise control. A superb sound system with CD stack and integral phone, sat nav and traffic master.

Very pleased so far, but not looking forward to tyres and exhausts! However, all executive cars cost on tyres and exhausts - But not all give so much for such a low purchase price!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2005

1999 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.5 from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carMazda Mazda 323 turbo 4x4

Summary:

Big and cheap

Faults:

Oil leaks that where costly to locate and repair They required a lot of labour.

New exhaust at 100,000miles (expensive). For MOT.

New front suspension arms 100,000miles. For MOT.

General servicing is expensive, but needed if the car will get to a high mileage. Not a very mechanic friendly machine.

General Comments:

The Omega is a good family car and very cheap to buy secondhand.

Fuel economy is good 24mpg in town and 35mpg on long slow motorway drive.

Its underpowered with very neutral handling which makes it dull to drive (I hoped a 2.5litre and rear wheel drive might be a little more exciting).

It's a great car for going on holiday with the family, posibly while towing a caravan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2005

1999 Vauxhall Omega MV6 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

An expensive looking/performing executive saloon for the price of a new-runabout

Faults:

The air conditioning pump was leaking on purchase (agreed fix with dealer).

It had also just had the entire exhaust system replaced.

General Comments:

I'm overall happy with the car and with hindsight would purchased it again.

Its not a cheap car to fuel, but looking at the whole cost of running its not too bad - economy of 26mpg, tyres lasting 20k.

Would I buy a new one - yer right; £32k new and £7k at 4 years and 65k miles (full Vauxhall service history).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th December, 2003

8th Apr 2004, 07:46

I've since had a problem with the electrics - one of the three coils packed up, meaning 4 cylinders not 6.

And its not a cheap (dealer due to needing the ECU computer) fix. Includes coil at £120, HT leads at £100, 4 hours labour, computer time, etc.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 26 reviews