Generally I love the car but, I suppose like most car manufacturers, there always seems to be some design problem that they never really sort out.
Over the past couple of years I have owned a Carlton, Vactra and now the Omega and they had noisy anti-roll-bar bushes.
For most components, you can avoid Vauxhall's not inconsiderable charges by using alternaitve suppliers, such as Autovaux.
I don't think they look as bad as most people make out either, especially as mine has the Irscher body kit.
Great value for money. Suspension is a bit soft but it drives as well as a 5-series (I used to have one). The equipment is good and so far is still working. It's a 90K 2.5 CDX 2000 reg and in lovely condition despite the mileage. The manual box can be a bit sticky when cold and first gear is rather low.
I'd buy another.
I'm 18 and I bought this car for 2300, its an R-reg Elite model, which is top of the range, giving everything - electric and heated front seats as well as heated rear seats, climate control, electric sunroof, cruise control, six-slot CD changer, all of this for a bargain price!
The handling of the Omega is superb! And with the automatic gear box - in sport mode you can do whatever you want, 0-60 in about 10 to 11 seconds, making overtaking simple!
With the engine doing 133,000 miles and still going strong, I'd love to find a car that's better value for money!
Having been forced to endure driving the early version Omega 2.5 D for 4 years, the MV6 is a breath of fresh air. With the old model, you didn't so much drive it as set sail in it! The handling and ride were so poor.
The MV6 hangs on well through corners without much understeer and the overall ride is good. The engine pulls evenly throughout the rev range with no noticeable highs or lows in power delivery. Mid-range acceleration is very good, which makes overtaking easy. The engine is thirsty if driven hard - around 21mpg around town and 28mpg on runs.
Heated seats, climate control, 4 disk CD player, trip computer and so it goes on. The only thing I miss in mine is cruise control, particulary useful when going through road works on the motorway.
The dealer I would rate as poor. When I test drove the car there was a hands-free set in it, which the dealer removed. They failed to refit the ashtray correctly, the cigar lighter was missing, the handbook was not in the car, a broken rear light which had been pointed out had not been replaced. The car was 10 months old, 8000 miles.
If you want to retain your anonymity but also have a big battle taxi that's as happy being pushed as pottering around town, then this car will suit you. I'm very happy with mine.
As for the BMW comments on this page, I'm with them. Too much money, not enough car.
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