I have had my 1996 2.016v cd auto for 6 years now and its on 181,000 miles. Reluctant to sell it as its not worth anything now but is still in good nick. Has never let me down although has failed MOT last two years on minor things. On a run get around 35mpg but around town averaqe about 20mpg. I'm sure it used to be better than this. Any ideas on how to improve this as i'm quite attached to the old girl now.
My second Omega is a 52 plate,ex Vauxhall car. I bought it one year old at 7,000 miles and has now reached 87,000. It has leather seats which may account for it being noisier than my previous 2.5 CD which had velour. Or it oculd be somebody mistakenly thinking a sportier noise would be better - or just less soundproofing. A relaxing comfortable drive; with good handling and speed when required. Reasonable costs. Only problem - what to buy next?
I owned one of these for about a year and had alot of trouble with it. The auto gearbox had a fault the day I picked it up from the dealer and was replaced at a cost of £1600 ( luckily under warranty). Then I had camshaft sensor faults 3 times £120 each and airbag fault ( steering airbag went off accidentally ) £250 to replace. Got fed up and got rid ( luckily before road tax changes) and bought a Scorpio instead. Alot cheaper for parts and more toys for less money.
I own a 2.6 V6 CDX, which is excellent value for money.
I must admit that even though mine has now covered over 100,000 miles, it looks, drives and handles like new. The interior on these models is luxuriously comfortable and spacious, with plenty of legroom and height for all occupants.
The equiptment level and specifications are also staggering, with everything very well laid-out and at arms reach for the driver. I have an automatic gearbox, which is just a dream as it drives you home after a long tiring day at the office.
Performance is fantastic. The car leaps into action with the slightest blip of the throttle, or can simply cruise so smoothly and quietly that you would almost think you are being chauffeur-driven.
To be honest, economy is very good - surprisingly so from a 2.6 V6. Okay, if you throw the car around and open up the throttle in Sport mode, then of course like any car you will use more fuel.
Personally, I drive carefully and economically most of the time, and I therefore see a very good return in MPG.
I can often average around 36-42 mpg on a round trip to the office and home again, and have seen on very economical driving conditions just over 46mpg cruising at 60mph on the motorway (unlaiden weight of course).
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owned for 3 years Pro engine, performance, size, looks Cons Service cost (BMW in general), folding rear seats is an option - annoying, no spare…
Even after 8 months I still look forward to driving this car. The handling is superb, the 8 speed gearbox a dream. There is a bit of lag when you…