SOTW: Vauxhall Omega 3.0 MV6


A large part of the appeal of an old Omega has always been the chance to pretend you're a traffic cop.


These days, however, a Vauxhall Omega is really too old a car for you to convincingly pretend that you are undercover BiB (and besides we doubt if such a fetching shade of beige would ever be picked by the boys in blue).

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).


This particular T-reg example, fortunately, seems to have sidestepped both fates, having racked up only 66,000 miles in its 13 years of life and with a tow hitch notable by its absence. It also seems to have reams of paperwork attached, and is owned (or at least being sold by) someone with a commendably interesting taste in cars, if the two 944s, E36 M3 and Audi S8 in the background of the photos are anything to go by.

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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  • vxlomegav6 07 Sep 2013

    Big Rod said:
    That is a very tidy buggy! I am envious.

    There arent many left now!! Can't remember the last time I saw one!

    (Actually, it was yesterday, but I can't remember the time before that!!)
    Thanks Mate, She's done 190k as well smile

    Full of gadgets these 3.2 Elite's..

  • MadmanO/T People 07 Sep 2013

    CDP said:
    B'stard Child said:
    MadmanO/T People said:
    CDP said:
    Do you ever get any "What's a Vauxhall?" comments?
    A lady at a petrol station asked me "What kind of car is that?" That's all I've had so far.
    Should have badged it as an Opel wink
    I don't think the Americans have as much hatred of all things British as there is over here...
    Quite the opposite. Americans seem to love all things British. I've seen plenty of average-to-ugly looking British blokes score with American women because they can't get enough of the accent. Even if you sound like Mike Brewer off of Wheeler Dealers, Yank birds will still think you're Prince William!

    BTW, I've just ditched the Cadillac/Vauxhall and have a B5.5 Passat estate now. I've posted the new one in the Reader's Cars section.

  • MadmanO/T People 07 Sep 2013

    CDP said:
    B'stard Child said:
    MadmanO/T People said:
    CDP said:
    Do you ever get any "What's a Vauxhall?" comments?
    A lady at a petrol station asked me "What kind of car is that?" That's all I've had so far.
    Should have badged it as an Opel wink
    I don't think the Americans have as much hatred of all things British as there is over here...
    Quite the opposite. Americans seem to love all things British. I've seen plenty of average-to-ugly looking British blokes score with American women because they can't get enough of the accent. Even if you sound like Mike Brewer off of Wheeler Dealers, Yank birds will still think you're Prince William!

    BTW, I've just ditched the Cadillac/Vauxhall and have a B5.5 Passat estate now. I've posted the new one in the Reader's Cars section.

  • Big Rod 07 Sep 2013

    Hudson said:
    On the lookout for a budget comfy auto for trundling to work and back, and i'm finding it hard to find any reason not to get one..
    If I had space on my drive, I couldn't find a reason not to have this...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Vauxhall-Omega-2-6i...

    Unless you're bothered about MPG, don't buy anything under a 2.6.

    (Although the 2.5 diseasels can be tweaked up to about 170 BHP apparently)

    The 3.2 MV6 is the one to go for. I had an estate one and I wish I'd never parted company with it...




  • Hudson 07 Sep 2013

    Someone on here has my mum and dad's old car, it's a blue 2.6 CD, numberplate contains JVC or VCD or something along those lines (been a few years). I keep seeing it around the Harpenden area.

    On the lookout for a budget comfy auto for trundling to work and back, and i'm finding it hard to find any reason not to get one..

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