SOTW: VAUXHALL OMEGA 3.0 MV6
What was once a favourite of the motorway patrol is now a fine alternative barge, says Shed
But the big Vauxhall still appeals, and for exactly the same reasons that the police sought it out: it's got plenty of space, a solid and amusing rear-drive chassis, a chunky V6 (211hp in this case) and (we hear tell) strong brakes.
But other people sought out the big Griffin, too - it's a firm favourite of the caravanning set, as well as appealing to more than the odd mini-cabber. As a result many suffer from moon-and-back mileages or soggy rear suspension. And often the faint odour of old kebabs and vomit, masked by some 'pine fresh' Magic Tree nastiness (and that's just the ones used by caravanners).
Although we would perhaps take minor issue with the vendor's assertion that the Omega - MV6 Irmscher model or not - is a 'very rare sports saloon'. Still, whatever you want to call it this Omega seems like a fine bargain barge. As long as you don't mind being mistaken for an undercover copper with a penchant for the colour beige...
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