I HAVE OWNED MY OMEGA 2.5 V6 CDX SINCE JANUARY 2003. NOW WITH 123K ON THE CLOCK. WHAT A FANTASTIC CAR! I PREVIOUSLY OWNED A BMW 325 AND THIS WAS NOT A PATCH ON THE OMEGA. NEVER HAVE I DRIVEN SUCH A COMFORTABLE CAR, WITH SUCH DRIVER FRIENDLY CONTROLS AND A FANTASTICALLY RESPONSIVE ENGINE. MY V6 IS AN AUTO MODEL. THE ONLY REASON I BOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE YOU WILL STRUGGLE TO FIND A CAR WITH AS MANY EXTRAS ON IT, FOR SO LITTLE MONEY, AS AN OMEGA V6. I NEVER RATED THE OMEGA BEFORE I DROVE MY BOSSES 2.0 16V, ALTHOUGH THE CAR WAS TOO HEAVY FOR THE ENGINE IT WAS ALL TOO EASY, WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL OFF, TO SLIDE THE BACK END OUT IN THE WET. ANYWAY, ENOUGH OF THE BOYRACER STUFF, ALTHOUGH IT IS A FAIRLY GOOD MATCH TO MY GIRLFRIENDS SIERRA COSWORTH, I WOULD MOST CERTAINLY RECOMMEND ONE OF THESE! PLEASE NOTE, FROM BEING 17, I HAVE DRIVEN ABOUT 15 FAST CARS INCLUDING A 250 BHP ESCORT RS TURBO, A 200 BHP ASTRA GTE, A 200 BHP XR4I AND A 385 BHP 2WD SIERRA COSWORTH. AS SAD AS IT MAY SOUND, I WOLUD HAVE AN OMEGA ANY DAY. MY NEXT WILL HOPEFULLY BE A 3.2 MV6.
Ok now for the tale of wo... Bought the car in June 1999 with 17500 miles on the clock from a network Q garage, in the first week it develops an oil leak which they should of spotted at the inspection as there was a dodgy gasket in the engine, car runs ok for a while......As I was at that time doing a lot of motorway miles the principle of the car was fine, but the backup and support from the Vx dealers all over is I'm afraid diabolical, in fact, anyone would think that you'd bought a car off of a dodgy back street dealer in south london... For an example :- 1)Misdiagnosed fault by 3 different dealerships in different chains that there was cambelt noise, in fact it was the aircon pump making the noise 2)3 attempts to fix a dodgy tracking/balancing problem But the main thing that has really really really really taken the biscuit? Well the cambelt according to the manufacturers guidlines (which this car was always serviced to) is due to be changes at around 70k miles, at 68, on of the tensioners broke, basically writing off the engine, now we're talking over 2k in repairs here, and did I get any support from vauxhall? Did I hell, car was off the road for 3 weeks, as I drive automatics only, and the garages dont have auto courtessy cars I had to hire an Auto car, and basically Vx just didnt give a monkeys left dangley bit at all..... Basically avoid VX like the plague, their dealerships should have water troughs outside and somewhere to tie their horses as they're COWBOYS........ Expect bills more akin to a jag or a porsche on an elite as well for servicing, its completely crazy.....A lot of parts are also not standard stock for this model and have to be shipped from luton or opel in germany