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Re: I want to pay someone.......
« Reply #30 on: 13 May 2019, 22:57:12 »

Thanks, all, for the kind words, but I think after so many years of omega ownership, the time is rapidly approaching for me to throw in the towel with them, as many others seem to be doing. As much as I adore the car it has 200+k miles and realistically is probably as nick said beyond economical repair
It's a painful conclusion to come to, but I fear you are right. I used to argue that Omegas gave me and my family cheap luxury motoring, but not so any more. Once the rust sets in, it's not cheap any more.

We got 11 Omegas at Brackley last Monday. We got 23 at High Wycombe a couple of years ago. I hope there will be another Omega meeting, but it should be soon.

I currently have 4..... and I'm very attached to NXR, more than I have been any other Omega (Apart from BN51 RUV) which took me all around spain and back without a hitch. When I MOT'd the car, it passed without a mention of anything, so I thought happy days.

A year later, it was scrapped...... on, you guessed it - terminal rust.

Not sure how it can go from no advisories, to terminal rust, in a year, but hey ho. I guess they really are getting that bad now.

I bought it off VXL V6 for a snip, because it needed a clutch. I put one in, and it literally was the most flawless, nice car you could ever ask for  :-[ and was only ever sold because I inherited something much newer
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« Reply #31 on: 13 May 2019, 23:40:26 »

In a similar situation with mine... Rust.. It is sad to see, They where good cars and there are still some well looked after ones out there and i really enjoyed them. But it looks like i'll be getting a replacement as well sooner rather than later sadly... It will be interesting to see in the years to come how many oof members still have a Omega with a MOT.
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« Reply #32 on: 14 May 2019, 11:05:57 »

My children are quite pleased with their Astras, especially the higher spec ones. I fancy something bigger for myself. Have members any views on Vectras or Insignias? I do like manual g/b cars, and enjoy cruise control (rare on Astras).
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« Reply #33 on: 14 May 2019, 17:59:25 »

We got 11 Omegas at Brackley last Monday. We got 23 at High Wycombe a couple of years ago. I hope there will be another Omega meeting, but it should be soon.
I might even bring mine, rather than litter the carpark with the XJ :y
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« Reply #34 on: 14 May 2019, 18:02:57 »

My children are quite pleased with their Astras, especially the higher spec ones. I fancy something bigger for myself. Have members any views on Vectras or Insignias? I do like manual g/b cars, and enjoy cruise control (rare on Astras).
But about 40 for the bits, and then a quick Tech2 chat on an Astra-H.  Some even have the clutch pedal, so 10 plus Tech2 ;)

I find Vectras too hard, but I do have a couple of serious issues with my back.  And anything more than 100bhp overwhelms the chassis.

Insignificant is an much nicer car to drive, though smaller inside.
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« Reply #35 on: 14 May 2019, 18:05:23 »

My children are quite pleased with their Astras, especially the higher spec ones. I fancy something bigger for myself. Have members any views on Vectras or Insignias? I do like manual g/b cars, and enjoy cruise control (rare on Astras).

Easy enough to add though, just need the stalk and a Tech II or equivalent to program. Clutch switch seems to be fitted to most models as standard.

Ooops, posted the same reply LOL
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« Reply #36 on: 14 May 2019, 19:39:20 »

My children are quite pleased with their Astras, especially the higher spec ones. I fancy something bigger for myself. Have members any views on Vectras or Insignias? I do like manual g/b cars, and enjoy cruise control (rare on Astras)."
I,ve replaced my dead Desmond  :'( with a 08 SRI 1.8 Vectra Terry. It,s a well screwed together car and seems more solid than the 07 Mundano that i borrowed from my son in law whilst i was looking. It has one too many pedals and the ride is far more solid than the Desmond was. It,s just passed the Mot with a couple of advisories. The emissions light comes on now and again but still runs and drives very well albeit a bit "clonky". It,s done 86k so not horrendous mileage. BUT, an Omega it ain,t. ;D
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« Reply #37 on: 14 May 2019, 20:42:52 »

Droplinks cheap and easy to change :y
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« Reply #38 on: 14 May 2019, 22:06:59 »

Droplinks cheap and easy to change :y
Yes DG :y, the guy from whom i bought it is doing them next week.
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« Reply #39 on: 19 May 2019, 22:27:22 »

Thanks, all, for the kind words, but I think after so many years of omega ownership, the time is rapidly approaching for me to throw in the towel with them, as many others seem to be doing. As much as I adore the car it has 200+k miles and realistically is probably as nick said beyond economical repair
It's a painful conclusion to come to, but I fear you are right. I used to argue that Omegas gave me and my family cheap luxury motoring, but not so any more. Once the rust sets in, it's not cheap any more.

We got 11 Omegas at Brackley last Monday. We got 23 at High Wycombe a couple of years ago. I hope there will be another Omega meeting, but it should be soon.
If you have another meeting soon and I can make it add +1 to the numbers. Brackley is 20 minutes away, but I was at a family gathering in Hampshire that day. the Omega got an outing, but in the wrong direction! So I'm hoping for another meet very soon this summer please.
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