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Title: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: tunnie on 23 July 2018, 22:09:42
Well, 9 technically but 2 have sold and one is a limo version.

Just 6 standard ones on there, can remember a time with 100’s listed.  :(
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Varche on 23 July 2018, 22:14:50
Exactly 250 on equivalent website here in Spain.

Cars are kept going here forever!
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: STEMO on 23 July 2018, 22:22:12
Exactly 250 on equivalent website here in Spain.

Cars are kept going here forever!
They don't rust over there.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Varche on 23 July 2018, 22:58:10
True.  :y
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 23 July 2018, 23:09:12
250 Omegas for sale in Spain and Varche can't find a car.  ::)

Hang your head in shame Senor!  ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Varche on 23 July 2018, 23:23:35
Ha ! Found a car a couple of months ago in Germany. Very nice, well equipped, economical and comfy too. It isn't an omega .
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 24 July 2018, 03:53:51
And mine was the cheapest by a reasonable margin... Hasn't sold, simply timed out...
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Kevin Wood on 24 July 2018, 08:15:31
And mine was the cheapest by a reasonable margin... Hasn't sold, simply timed out...

On the bright side.. No ebay 'tards to deal with. :y
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 24 July 2018, 19:16:12
And mine was the cheapest by a reasonable margin... Hasn't sold, simply timed out...

On the bright side.. No ebay 'tards to deal with. :y
No Autotrader ones either :'(

Been offered £162 to turn it into beanz tinz...
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: STEMO on 24 July 2018, 19:54:08
And mine was the cheapest by a reasonable margin... Hasn't sold, simply timed out...

On the bright side.. No ebay 'tards to deal with. :y
No Autotrader ones either :'(

Been offered £162 to turn it into beanz tinz...
Surely someone on here will give you £163.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 24 July 2018, 20:12:59
Well, 9 technically but 2 have sold and one is a limo version.

Just 6 standard ones on there, can remember a time with 100’s listed.  :(


Yes. I remember that.

Just 27 Signum of which only 2 have the 2.8 V6 turbo. I suppose the rarity means I can name my price. :)

I'll add an extra zero from now on. :)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 24 July 2018, 20:15:29
2481 Jaguar XF .........99% of which run on lorry fuel.

Just 32 XFR. :)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: biggriffin on 24 July 2018, 21:05:09
Allegedly there's only 4  3.2mv6 estate left,  l'm thinking "be a millionaire this time next year bruv"
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: GastronomicKleptomaniac on 24 July 2018, 21:12:32
I wonder how many Specials are left... And ex plod in general...
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 24 July 2018, 21:13:09
On Autotrader.

3 x BMW 530d E39 Touring  :y

23 x Ford Mondeo (Mk4) 2.2 TDCi Titanium X Hatchback  :-\

On Ebay.

1 x BMW 530d E39 Touring!   :y

20 x Mundanos  :)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 24 July 2018, 22:05:13
It look as though a lot of wealth is coming our way. :)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 24 July 2018, 22:51:36
Maybe I should stop using my Beemer as a mobile skip!  ???  ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Migv6 on 24 July 2018, 23:14:04
Well, 9 technically but 2 have sold and one is a limo version.

Just 6 standard ones on there, can remember a time with 100’s listed.  :(

The same time as this place had more posts in a day than it does in a month now. Inevitable Im afraid.  :(
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: tunnie on 24 July 2018, 23:26:24
Well, 9 technically but 2 have sold and one is a limo version.

Just 6 standard ones on there, can remember a time with 100’s listed.  :(

The same time as this place had more posts in a day than it does in a month now. Inevitable Im afraid.  :(

Yes, sad times ahead  :(
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Migv6 on 24 July 2018, 23:34:26
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: STEMO on 25 July 2018, 06:54:30
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y
Yes indeed, the astra is a fine car.  ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Pmacca2000 on 25 July 2018, 07:53:09
According to honest John the omega is predicted to be one of 10 future classics from the 90s including the Volvo 850 T5R, MGF and Citroen XM.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 08:45:44
On Autotrader.

3 x BMW 530d E39 Touring  :y

23 x Ford Mondeo (Mk4) 2.2 TDCi Titanium X Hatchback  :-\

On Ebay.

1 x BMW 530d E39 Touring!   :y

20 x Mundanos  :)

I was looking at Autotrader yesterday, pondering replacing the Skoda and getting out of the finance early and taking a bit of a bath.. I noticed that most (probably 80-90%) of the E60 5 series were diesel rather than petrol, and given the way things are going I think I'd much rather have a petrol one.. maybe not the 545i though, don't need two cars with weak valve stem seals and "b*stard pipes" through the middle of the Vee that might break and cost me thousands ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: tunnie on 25 July 2018, 09:11:57
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y

I do fancy a V8 at some point, miles wise this is my best time to get one, but with 3.2 running so well don't want to change.

I was thinking e39 540i, but they hold a premium. Then I also watched a video on how to change rear shocks.  :o :o :o

Drove back yesterday thinking how well 3.2 ticks all my requirements, might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Nick W on 25 July 2018, 09:21:01
According to honest John the omega is predicted to be one of 10 future classics from the 90s including the Volvo 850 T5R, MGF and Citroen XM.


Great.
I think.


What does future classic actually mean though? XMs have already disappeared from the streets, MGF prices are dropping like a stone(they're at the dangerous point where a halfway decent one is worth pennies as parts and even less as a car) and the T5R are the only big Volvos that are worth anything. Omegas have never had the image to make them anything other than cheap to buy used(used up these days) but still expensive to own.


They're going to be classics in the same way that a Cresta or Vx4/90 is: I haven't seen one of those for ages, but let's look at the Berkeley parked next to it.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 09:40:22
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y

I do fancy a V8 at some point, miles wise this is my best time to get one, but with 3.2 running so well don't want to change.

I was thinking e39 540i, but they hold a premium. Then I also watched a video on how to change rear shocks.  :o :o :o

Drove back yesterday thinking how well 3.2 ticks all my requirements, might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Go big or go home, Mark.. BMW M5 twin turbo V8 (F10) or E60 V10 are clearly the only choices for a man about town such as yourself ;)

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/m5/bmw-5-series-e60-e61-m5-2006/7042696
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 09:41:36
According to honest John the omega is predicted to be one of 10 future classics from the 90s including the Volvo 850 T5R, MGF and Citroen XM.


Great.
I think.


What does future classic actually mean though? XMs have already disappeared from the streets, MGF prices are dropping like a stone(they're at the dangerous point where a halfway decent one is worth pennies as parts and even less as a car) and the T5R are the only big Volvos that are worth anything. Omegas have never had the image to make them anything other than cheap to buy used(used up these days) but still expensive to own.


They're going to be classics in the same way that a Cresta or Vx4/90 is: I haven't seen one of those for ages, but let's look at the Berkeley parked next to it.

I think Honest John may simply be deluded.. I mean, give it 10 years and there won't be any MGFs left to be classics! They'll all have been scrapped due to the inevitable K series failure. (And I have a soft spot for them - I still think they're a decent looking car, though I prefer the TF)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Migv6 on 25 July 2018, 09:47:22
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y

I do fancy a V8 at some point, miles wise this is my best time to get one, but with 3.2 running so well don't want to change.

I was thinking e39 540i, but they hold a premium. Then I also watched a video on how to change rear shocks.  :o :o :o

Drove back yesterday thinking how well 3.2 ticks all my requirements, might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

I have exactly the same problem. My 3.2 is so nice I really don't want to change it for some time yet. It really is a great car and I know I will regret getting rid of it when the time comes.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: tunnie on 25 July 2018, 09:58:27
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y

I do fancy a V8 at some point, miles wise this is my best time to get one, but with 3.2 running so well don't want to change.

I was thinking e39 540i, but they hold a premium. Then I also watched a video on how to change rear shocks.  :o :o :o

Drove back yesterday thinking how well 3.2 ticks all my requirements, might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

I have exactly the same problem. My 3.2 is so nice I really don't want to change it for some time yet. It really is a great car and I know I will regret getting rid of it when the time comes.

Yup same  :y

Problem is, once upon a time you could sell a 3.2 and pick another one up at any time you wanted, with a variety of MV6 or Elite ones to choose from. So you could scratch that V8 ich, but now decent ones are hard to come by and need to hold onto decent examples.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 25 July 2018, 10:23:22
Citroen XM a classic?

He means Citroen SM, surely.

I'd love one. :y
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Kevin Wood on 25 July 2018, 10:26:57
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: VXL V6 on 25 July 2018, 10:46:38
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)

Two years, 75K for the rears on the daily. starting to mist so a little job to do before the next MOT.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: tunnie on 25 July 2018, 10:50:31
This is the problem, very mixed reviews on B4's. Although I'd be annoyed at 2 years, but guess 75k off sets that.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 25 July 2018, 10:54:29
Aaron, if it's transport rather than a toy, the 525i is more than competent  :y

If you fancy summat alternative, plenty of W124 Mercs around ;)
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Nick W on 25 July 2018, 11:04:25

I think Honest John may simply be deluded.. I mean, give it 10 years and there won't be any MGFs left to be classics! They'll all have been scrapped due to the inevitable K series failure. (And I have a soft spot for them - I still think they're a decent looking car, though I prefer the TF)



It's actually rot in the sills and subframes that's killing them now. Previous shoddy repairs just make the decision to scrap one easier. Just like an Omega, E39, E-class or any other car that's over the hill and worth nothing.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 11:04:46
Aaron, if it's transport rather than a toy, the 525i is more than competent  :y

But but.. POWER! ;) ;D

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If you fancy summat alternative, plenty of W124 Mercs around ;)

For me, they are Mercedes from the decade that styling forgot. Though there are two W123's around the corner from me (one LPG'd car in blue, one red convertible) that I think you'd love ;) If they ever have a for sale sign on them...
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Kevin Wood on 25 July 2018, 11:06:36
Styling and Mercedes in the same sentence...?..?.. :-\
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 11:27:03
Styling and Mercedes in the same sentence...?..?.. :-\

Well, I quite like the SLS..
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: zirk on 25 July 2018, 12:46:27
Exactly 250 on equivalent website here in Spain.

Cars are kept going here forever!
Yea, but the ones on the UK have got 4 doors, 5 seats and come with a Windscreen.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: VXL V6 on 25 July 2018, 13:25:24
This is the problem, very mixed reviews on B4's. Although I'd be annoyed at 2 years, but guess 75k off sets that.

The fronts have done more (about 100K as fitted to a previous car) but the car is always fairly loaded with kit so the rears are working hard.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Tilbo on 25 July 2018, 14:01:17
Sad times for you young man. By the time electric cars are the only option I will be brown bread.  ;D
Five litre V8 Merc next time for me - hopefully.  :)

It is a shame about the demise of Vauxhall though. At least in years to come we will be able to look back on the fact that we were owners of the last decent car they ever made.  :y
.



The Omegas were excellent cars undoubtedly, I changed to a V8 Merc almost 3 years ago a W210 E430 never a popular model but I always liked them , found a real minter with just 30,000 miles from new & full MB history + receipts & all tax discs in a ring binder now getting close to 40,000 miles and hasn't missed a beat .All it has had done since I have had is oil changes at MB & two rear tyres fuel consumption is excellent 32 mpg on a run  & always attracts comments on its condition 19 years old in January & has never failed an MOT, and makes me smile every time I drive it, came with original bill of sale just over £55,000 new .
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 25 July 2018, 14:03:24
Aaron, if it's transport rather than a toy, the 525i is more than competent  :y

But but.. POWER! ;) ;D

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If you fancy summat alternative, plenty of W124 Mercs around ;)

For me, they are Mercedes from the decade that styling forgot. Though there are two W123's around the corner from me (one LPG'd car in blue, one red convertible) that I think you'd love ;) If they ever have a for sale sign on them...
Power you say?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804275957688 Thar do...
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 25 July 2018, 14:20:15
Aaron, if it's transport rather than a toy, the 525i is more than competent  :y

But but.. POWER! ;) ;D

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If you fancy summat alternative, plenty of W124 Mercs around ;)

For me, they are Mercedes from the decade that styling forgot. Though there are two W123's around the corner from me (one LPG'd car in blue, one red convertible) that I think you'd love ;) If they ever have a for sale sign on them...
Power you say?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804275957688 Thar do...

The only bit about that I like is the wheels - I've always liked those wheels for some reason.

I toyed with the idea of one of these in estate trim, though: https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/chrysler/300c/chrysler-300c-srt-8/8710534
Looks only a mother could love, but who doesn't want a Hemi?
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Migv6 on 25 July 2018, 14:29:52
I think the wheels are AMG monoblocs. I really should know as I have a similar set on my 190, albeit in 15 inch form.
To me, Chrysler 300c says very unsuccessful drug deelah.  :D
I don't want a hemi. Imo yank engines are shite. Always have been , always will be. Any number of European or Jap V8 engines that are far superior in every way.
Tin hat on.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: TheBoy on 25 July 2018, 17:59:59
If you fancy summat alternative, plenty of W124 Mercs around ;)
Because nobody wants them ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: TheBoy on 25 July 2018, 18:00:40
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)
Did you ever get round to checking yourself, rather than listening to MOT knuckle dragger?
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Kevin Wood on 25 July 2018, 23:35:02
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)
Did you ever get round to checking yourself, rather than listening to MOT knuckle dragger?
Yep, when the exhaust fell off a couple of weeks back.  :y

One of them is certainly leaking well.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 26 July 2018, 08:56:13
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)
Did you ever get round to checking yourself, rather than listening to MOT knuckle dragger?
Yep, when the exhaust fell off a couple of weeks back.  :y

One of them is certainly leaking well.

I chuckled. ;D
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Tilbo on 26 July 2018, 14:59:03
Had an hour or two to kill last night so took a look on the bay for Omegas a few nice looking ones but oh dear when you look at the MOT history , put me right off & some of the prices absolutely laughable.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Kevin Wood on 27 July 2018, 13:14:53
...might even consider B4's all around when shocks need replacing.  :o

Mine lasted less than a year before they started leaking. ::)
Did you ever get round to checking yourself, rather than listening to MOT knuckle dragger?
Yep, when the exhaust fell off a couple of weeks back.  :y

One of them is certainly leaking well.

I chuckled. ;D
Yes..  ::) That reminds me. Must tidy up the heap of broken / blunt drill bits from the garage floor before one of them ends up in a tyre.
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: aaronjb on 27 July 2018, 13:41:53
*makes mental note to check garage floor in case any suspicious broken/blunt drill bits suddenly appear*
Title: Re: Just 6 Omega’s on autotrader....
Post by: Shackeng on 27 July 2018, 15:12:11
http://www.southwestvauxhallspares.co.uk/breaking-vehicles/vehicle-details/2000/vauxhall/omega/elite-v6/petrol/estate/marseillered-549-72l/automatic/2765/

A nice looking Elite Estate here being broken, scrapped due water leak! What a shame. They only break, as they obviously make more that way, and minimal comebacks. :'(