2001 Vauxhall Omega Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2001 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.6 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance69950 miles
Previous carVauxhall Omega

Summary:

Fantastic value for money; speed and performance

Faults:

I have had this car for 6 months now, and nothing has gone wrong so far.

I bought it with full main dealer service, and all I've had to do is put 4 new tyres on.

General Comments:

As you can see I have marked this 10/10 for performance, as this is the fastest car I have owned, and I love it. The V6 is great, and powerful even for a car of this size!

The running costs are the same as my old 1997 2 litre 8V Omega, which surprises me, but the V6 is an EcoTec, and runs a lot more economically.

I have an Estate, and it just swallows the loads, and is really comfortable.

The auto box is smooth, and the sport button, though I hardly ever need to use it, is a lot of fun!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2007

1st Dec 2008, 14:34

Hi I have just purchased a month ago a 2.6 V6 auto 51 plate with 66,000 miles on the clock and what a lovely motor. I have got 1 fault on it which I am taking back to the dealer tomorrow. This is that the alarm siren noise is sounding when and wherever it feels like it (not the actual alarm flashing just the noise under the bonnet).

Apart from that it's going great.

2001 Vauxhall Omega CD 2.6 V6 24 Valve from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 24 Valve Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

A Family Car, With Sports Car Perfomance, But Not Sports Car Money, Wonderful Car

Faults:

Slight gearbox fault, fixed easily for £100.00.

Electric height adjustment on seat stopped working, not bothered fixing it as its not a major problem.

General Comments:

Well where do I start.

This car really is a dream to drive. The v6 engine is so smooth and quiet I have been known to turn it over not realising its running!

The power is exceptional for a car of this size, easily pulling 0-60mph in 8 seconds and have been told they are good for near on 150mph.

Extremely comfortable driving position, although I would specify a need for xenon lights. This car doesn't have them, and how I miss them from my vectra, for the lights on dip beam are very very poor!

Petrol consumption varies on how you drive it, I took a steady 245 mile drive to wales (75 - 80mph) and it used bang on half a tank.

The stereo is very decent, producing very good sounds to the point a friend of mine asked if I had put a "bass box thingy" (her words) in it!

The boot is huge, on our trip to wales I fitted 2 full size cases, 4 holdall bags and bed linen, boxes etc etc in there with ease.

The engine every 9 months or so might start tapping, don't get drawn into expensive bills for this, its normal, it just means you need an oil change, once that's done its gone.

The front tyres wear away on the inner edges a lot quicker than the rest of the tyre, this is due to the position the wheels are set at to maximise handling (so a police officer told me).

As for handling, well, I have driven a lot of cars in my time, and have never driven a car that handles this good, at high speeds into, and out of corners, it does stick to the road like its on rails.

CDX range adds cruise control and sometimes leather, but its not a major thing if you want to save a few hundred pounds, hence why I chose the CD.

Not sure if I am allowed to put this on here, but I bought mine from DK Car sales in Newbury, and they really know how to look after customers.

I have never had service like it, great warranty, loan cars if you need them, and very cheap labour rates for there customers.

Hope this helps anyone out wanting to buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2006

17th Feb 2011, 09:38

Thank you for your reviews, this has led me to put a 2.6 on my short list. I need a heavy car to tow with and think this might be worth a look at.

Thanks again.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews