2000 Vauxhall Omega Elite 3.0 24v V6 from UK and Ireland
Very good price secondhand. Fast comfort
Crankshaft position sensor progressively failed giving about 15mins journey time with 45min rest periods! Temperature-related fault. New one diagnosed and replaced for £180 by independent car electrical specialist.
Car wanders badly on its 235/45/17 rubber. New front wishbones have improved it, but not enough. Front bushes were MOT-failures, but entire wishbones only cost £130 for the pair including new bolts. Interestingly my local GM parts supplier said they don't fit new bolts in their workshop - I was going from a Haynes Carlton/Senator manual because GM won't supply an official manual.
Nearside front locking motor went lazy and a new micro-switch solved that for £1.90!.
Air-con appears to go cold after about an hour's use - will have to check sensors. Small loss of engine coolant MAY be in heater matrix as we steam up while parked overnight if it's cold.
Engine coolant level sensor says it's low when it isn't. Appears to be integral with header-tank so will live with it or disconnect.
Lovely car to drive if I can get the wandering sorted.
Excellent sound system, but I have to turn the bass down.
Pulls better than the Senator (3.0 12v CDi) did. Lovely muted growl.
Paintwork (Ural Mountain) looks fantastic, but does chip and mark easily.
Rear indicators (white lenses) not very visible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th March, 2004
17th Jul 2005, 07:22
RPM sensor went on my 98 elite. £120 to replace at Vauxhall dealers. Header tank fault, buy original part with integral sensor for £32 and replace it yourself, easy, I'm disabled as well. Seat heaters have stopped working!!! Fuses all OK cannot find and bad connections, any suggestions welcome.