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2000 Vauxhall Omega CDX 2.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

A vastly underrated car, with a luxurious level of comfort combined with Germanic build quality

Faults:

Power Steering intermittently heavy. Cured by new steering pump.

Balance on radio (in the front, the radio switches to the right or the left speaker, but will not play through both).

General Comments:

The car is very quiet and comfortable with a very smooth ride.

It has a cavernous boot and the back seats fold down to increase the depth.

It is very well equipped with a wonderful on board computer system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2002

2000 Vauxhall Omega Elite 2.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Rapid luxury hotel on wheels

Faults:

Power steering pump failed 3 weeks after purchase. Expensive fix (>

General Comments:

20000 mile service cost £180 at a Vauxhall main dealer.

Quick-fit and Vauxhall quoted between £140 and £180 per tyre. Headley Tyres (near Newbury) quoted £84 for the same make.

Handling is a bit barge like, but it is a big car.

Parking can be a nightmare as the car is generally longer than the spaces provided in places such as supermarkets, multi-story car parks etc.

Not a great 0 to 60 time, but after 60 just keeps going.

The quietness of the car can be dangerous as it belies the speed you're doing.

Lots of toys to play with, although you can't remove CDs unless the car is in gear!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2001

2000 Vauxhall Omega CDX 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance15500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra GSi

Summary:

An ideal car for a family with dogs

Faults:

No faults at present.

General Comments:

Compared to the Vectra GSi this car is slow, but for a large estate car car it's like an Exocet missile.

The auto gearbox is a treat and the handling is very good.

Visibility is fine and the heated seats make a nice change during this snowy weather. And what a lovely noise the engine makes in kickdown.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

19th May 2001, 00:36

What can I say I have had my Omega estate for 2 years in May.. Even though it is only the 2.0 16v there have been no problems covering its 62302 miles. It may be slower than the 2.5, but you can still have fun on the roundabouts. Yes I am still young and could get faster cars, but my company pushes you towards Vauxhalls. The reason I got the Omega over a Vectra GSI was towing. It may struggle up big hills, but wouldn't you towing a 23 foot Sportsboat.

People might say they are big and clumsy, but just try one out and if you're like me and like a bit of fun, try it in the rain (there is nothing like having the back end go out on you - my Vectra 2.5 could never do that).

24th Jan 2002, 02:30

I too have the 2.0 Petrol Estate and it's fine for me - no speedster but fine for commuting 5 up. I've done nearly 100,000 fairly trouble free miles. My one gripe with car is the ventilation system - I have the version with manual Aircon. In wet weather and without the aircon the car rapidly mists up. It is even worse if you use the aircon and then switch it off! I wonder if this a trait of the model or it is just mine.

6th Oct 2002, 05:12

We have had 4 Vauxhalls in our family - Cavalier, Nova, Carlton and currently Omega. The only one with effective heating and ventilation was the Nova. The Omega does not provide enough heat and easily mists up in damp weather. Our Ka however is excellent. If Ford can do it why can't GM?

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews