2001 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Don't want to swap!

Faults:

Issues with over revving since purchase - Infrequent but becoming more noticeable, often getting up to 4000rpm before gear change effected.

Several visits to garages has resulted in various opinions ranging from 'lack of experience in driving an Automatic' to crank/cam shaft sensor faults.

Most recent visit to have cam shaft sensor replaced (which did not fix the fault) has resulted in the car running too poorly to drive - poor acceleration due to gears not deploying, serious over revving and poor gearbox management up and down the gears.

Garage has now suggested faulty gearbox (not recognizing pressure changes to force gear change?)

Any other Omega owners familiar with similar fault?

General Comments:

Love my OMEGA - Loved my Carlton.

Reliable and a real pleasure to drive.

Handles well at all speed.

Acceptable running costs on longer journeys (especially motorway).

Spacious cabin and boot space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

17th Oct 2009, 16:52

Hi. Sounds like sticking pressure valves or faulty ecu sender or solenoid, check oil level and filter in gearbox you may have to change both, worst of all brake bands burnt out. All the best.

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18th Oct 2009, 01:49

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php

Try this superb owners site. I have recently acquired a 2000 2.2 auto, and they have been exceptionally helpful, with impeccable advice given on a variety of themes within hours of posting a query. I have also sourced cheap parts and specialists through it - invaluable!

Carsurvey is fantastic, but this Omega site is more focused to the vehicle, and is used by all the Omega experts and enthusiasts hourly!

22nd Feb 2011, 15:39

Can anyone give me a realistic general fuel economy figure for this car, as I am dithering about buying one (Auto)? No fancy figures produced by unrealistic driving methods.

2001 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Underrated, understated luxury and refinement.. get one!!

Faults:

Nothing as yet, but just owned it 3 days.

General Comments:

10 out of 10 for image and comfort. A lot is being said that the Omega is plain and boring, fair enough, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? I think it is really elegant, reminds me in many ways of my Granada Scorpio which I loved to bits.

First day driving home distance approx 38 miles. I had just filled up and felt a jolt in my chest when I noticed the fuel gauge had gone from 1/1 to just under 3/4 full!!! Next day topped up and it only came to £13. Admittedly I applied a little more pressure to the pedal a few times on the motorway, giggling like a little kid as everything moving ahead suddenly seemed to be stationary as the big beast whispered past.

Golden rule is simple drive sympathetically if you want to reduce visits to the filling station. All else is 10/10; I don't thing you could excel much better in terms of comfort and luxury with any other car without the expense.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2007

2001 Vauxhall Omega GLS 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Nice, but expensive to maintain

Faults:

The day after purchase the idle of the car became erratic at stand still. After a few days of this occurring, I took it into a local garage to be informed that the idle valve was sticking; this is a common fault with Ecotec engines of this age and mileage. They cleaned the valve and all was good for about 3 weeks, although the garage did inform me that this may not fix the actual problem fully.

The problem then started again with the revs increasing at stand still. £240.00 later - a new idle valve and labour, the car was going fine until the alternator decided to fry the electrics on the way back from work! Smoke appeared from behind the dashboard, so I pulled over and called the AA; they came and said the alternator was increasing voltage to all the electrics.

The car went back to the garage - £250.00 for a new dashboard - second hand alternative (cheaper), and £190.00 for a new alternator.

I've had Vauxhall cars for years, this has been the most problematic car I've had.

General Comments:

It's a shame, it's a lovely car to drive, very comfy and handles like a dream. Downside is the faults that have occurred and the fuel economy is poor.

The cabin is spacious, and although some may say it looks dull, I feel the GLS spec looks more in keeping than the false wood found on the CD models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2007