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Omega replacements- what's yours?
« on: 02 June 2019, 22:16:05 »

After three Omegas I had a Zafira for three years. I hated almost every moment of ownership but looking back it was a solid car, reliable and was very useful when I moved.

Then I had a Vectra 9-3 2.0T for two years. I was happy with it right until the moment it caught fire.  It was a good example and quite rapid.

Now I have come full circle and back in another Omega but it doesn't feel as nice as it used to. The Vectra in drag was a much nicer car to drive and a better place to be in. Slightly unfair comparison because the Omega is twice the age - and still alive!

I think long term I might go German instead of British  :-X

What have you lot replaced or intend to replace yours with?
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #1 on: 02 June 2019, 22:27:02 »

Range rover L322 V8 and .... Omega Elite :y
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #2 on: 02 June 2019, 22:41:23 »

After much searching and research, and not because I wanted to ... an Audi A6 Allroad, 3.0ltr TDi .. but I did have a rather specialised "want" list ...

It is certainly a lovely drive, nice place to be, loads of power, tows like a dream, loads of toys, I actually do enjoy driving it ... but its not my Omega ..  :(
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2019, 23:05:16 »

First replacement was a Merc R Class .... I'd never heard of them either and now I have a ML350  :y
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2019, 23:07:44 »

Since the Omega went I've had :-

1999 BMW 530d E39 Touring
2006 Land Rover Discovery 3
2008 Ford Mondeo 2.2TDCi Titanium X
2004 Volvo V70 2.4D5

All good cars and I still have the Mondeo and the V70. :y

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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2019, 23:17:30 »

My current plan when the Omega goes is to replace it with a Merc CL500.
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #6 on: 03 June 2019, 05:42:22 »

I Went from a 3.2 MV6 Estate to a CDTI 150 Zafira for economy and family reasons
More recently got a more apt replacement, Merc E250 Estate
Shame there wasnt a 'new' Omega to buy

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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #7 on: 03 June 2019, 07:11:18 »

 When I stopped using the Omega as a daily, that was replaced by a Monza GSE. That has been replaced by a Monaro
Daily drive since the Omega has been Zaf A 1.6 and currently Zaf B 1.8. That will eventualy become a Vivaro combi or minibus due to my need for more space
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #8 on: 03 June 2019, 08:53:44 »

Since the Omega, I've had:

2004 BMW 645ci
2006 BMW 650i
2014 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2016 Skoda Superb Estate

And..

Range rover L322 V8

I pick one of those up this week, although it's a 2010 TDV8 rather than 5.0 Supercharged because I just couldn't stretch to the latter.. the 650i is still here, too, and I still miss the Ranger.
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #9 on: 03 June 2019, 09:46:24 »

Just 2 for me
Audi a4 estate
Now driving a BMW x3 3ltr petrol
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #10 on: 03 June 2019, 09:55:19 »

The ones I can remember since the Omega went :-X

Merc w124 estate
BMW E39 estate
MG ZTT estate
Merc CLK 230
and now Saab 9-5 Aero estate :y
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #11 on: 03 June 2019, 10:04:31 »

Since the omega I've had:

2016 M140i (briefly)
2004 S80 D5
2003 Hyundai Terracan
2019 VW E-golf

It wouldn't be correct to call any of these a replacement - more like different cars for different jobs.


I pick one of those up this week, although it's a 2010 TDV8 rather than 5.0 Supercharged because I just couldn't stretch to the latter.. the 650i is still here, too, and I still miss the Ranger.

Very nice  8). Did you go for the 3.6 or the 4.4 TDV8? Also, are you ditching the superb, or just expanding the fleet?

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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #12 on: 03 June 2019, 10:06:24 »

The nearest to my wish list, which the Omega met in nearly all respects apart from age and economy, was a 2010MY XJ tractor.

Features I miss from the Omega are:
  • The interior mirror being on the seat memory.
  • The clock has to manually adjusted/reset
  • Mrs TB complains about the lack of a front passenger grab handle
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #13 on: 03 June 2019, 10:07:32 »

Mrs TB still has "her" Omega though. You know, the one I bought for me, as a 40th birthday treat to myself.
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #14 on: 03 June 2019, 10:42:13 »

Having only owned GM products since passing my test, I did have a mini 850 van for a year, till I got a ha van, I know have a Vectra in a posh frock, 9-3 anniversary estate 2.0t.
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