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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #15 on: 03 June 2019, 10:54:46 »

1.9 CDTi Zafira, good reliable little work horse until a cyclist on crack appeared through the windscreen (circa 190k miles by me)
2.0 X260 Jaguar XF, truly fantastic mile cruncher and a great handling car, for me the best balance of ride and handling in its class. (circa 20k miles by me)
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #16 on: 03 June 2019, 11:13:51 »

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?

Whoops - in my case, L320 Sport rather than L322 "full fat", so the 3.6 :) The Superb went a couple of months ago - basically I just got tired of spending a small fortune each month (the PCP agreement assumed I'd be doing ~30k miles p/a) for a fairly bland car, albeit brand new, (almost) rattle free and loaded with gizmos.. I thought I'd be happy with just one car, but it turns out I get squeaky bum syndrome when hers becomes incontinent and mine needs new brakes, and there isn't a third backup option ;D ;D

Plus it can tow 3.5t, has a boot large enough for several bodies.. ;D
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« Reply #17 on: 03 June 2019, 11:47:03 »

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?

Whoops - in my case, L320 Sport rather than L322 "full fat", so the 3.6 :) The Superb went a couple of months ago - basically I just got tired of spending a small fortune each month (the PCP agreement assumed I'd be doing ~30k miles p/a) for a fairly bland car, albeit brand new, (almost) rattle free and loaded with gizmos.. I thought I'd be happy with just one car, but it turns out I get squeaky bum syndrome when hers becomes incontinent and mine needs new brakes, and there isn't a third backup option ;D ;D

Plus it can tow 3.5t, has a boot large enough for several bodies.. ;D

I'm tempted at the mo by an 06 L322 4.2V8 with LPG that's on ebay.  ::)  It has no MOT though so I think it would definitely be a project car, but at the moment it's cheap enough....   :-\ 

My neighbours get a bit sniffy though when I have more than 2 cars on the drive.  ::)  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: 03 June 2019, 11:57:28 »

What put me off a (cheap) L320 with the 4.2 (Supercharged) V8 was the interior - it's so dated in the RRS .. I haven't been in a similar vintage RR, mind.

I'd love an L405, but can't quite stretch to the 30-40k still needed to buy one ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #19 on: 03 June 2019, 12:51:41 »

In 2002 through to 2005, I went for a break from Omega's and other Vauxhall's for financial reasons (marriage break-up) and bought a 1989 (F reg) Toyota Carina II 1.6 estate for 300.  It was an amazing car for it's age, being great for motorway journeys and around town.  I kept it going by doing all jobs required, like replacing the brake pipes, a full engine overhaul, and all general servicing. It never let me down, and with my builder boyfriend at the time, the back could be often loaded with his tools and materials, along with pulling a trailer, after I fitted a towing hitch and assembly, also loaded with building materials.

I took the mileage from 160K to 250k, when I traded it in against a 2.5 Omega, so back with them, but I still miss the Carina! :'( :'(
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« Reply #20 on: 03 June 2019, 13:22:08 »

What put me off a (cheap) L320 with the 4.2 (Supercharged) V8 was the interior - it's so dated in the RRS .. I haven't been in a similar vintage RR, mind.

IMO the FFRR interior from that era holds up much better than the RRS, I think the RRS was looking to be more modern, and hence is now showing its age, whereas the FFRR was more the traditional wood and leather type of setup
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« Reply #21 on: 03 June 2019, 13:26:45 »

still have an Omega elite estate 3.2 and a Lexus ls 430 :y
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« Reply #22 on: 03 June 2019, 15:08:14 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
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« Reply #23 on: 03 June 2019, 16:23:37 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.
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« Reply #24 on: 03 June 2019, 16:26:46 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
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« Reply #25 on: 03 June 2019, 16:43:23 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: 03 June 2019, 16:53:24 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
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« Reply #27 on: 03 June 2019, 17:39:10 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: 03 June 2019, 17:42:09 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D

Insurance quotes inevitably rise when motorists become old and infirm.

Not much you can do really. :)
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« Reply #29 on: 03 June 2019, 17:50:01 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D

Insurance quotes inevitably rise when motorists become old and infirm.

Not much you can do really. :)
There is that. But, what you've got in your favour, the only person likely to try and steal your car is the local scarecrow.  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: 03 June 2019, 18:21:13 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D

Insurance quotes inevitably rise when motorists become old and infirm.

Not much you can do really. :)
There is that. But, what you've got in your favour, the only person likely to try and steal your car is the local scarecrow.  ;D

One or two pigs can drive ' from these parts'....... :)
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« Reply #31 on: 03 June 2019, 18:26:52 »

Replaced mine this Feb with a 08 Vectra C. Sometimes i like it and others i hate it. Time will tell. Oh, and it has too many pedals. :D
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« Reply #32 on: 03 June 2019, 18:35:19 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: 03 June 2019, 18:42:50 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

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« Reply #34 on: 03 June 2019, 18:50:17 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
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« Reply #35 on: 03 June 2019, 19:00:00 »

I replaced my Omega A (carlton) for an Omega B2  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: 03 June 2019, 19:25:54 »

Not replacements but supplementary to the Omega are a 2000 V70 2.4 n/a petrol manual and just recently a '95 Volvo 960 3L saloon auto.
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #37 on: 03 June 2019, 19:29:52 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
Stop fighting, girls.  ;D


To put it in perspective, the repair on the merc cost more than the beemer was worth.  ;D
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #38 on: 03 June 2019, 19:47:45 »

Still have my three Omegas,and don't see any point of getting rid of them as I still get that old school pleasure of  driving them.The VXR8 gets the odd weekend airing to a car show and it's pretty mental to drive. But I still prefer the Omegas to poodle around in,maybe its possibly a better the devil you know than someone elses old crap thing ::)
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #39 on: 03 June 2019, 20:24:39 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
Stop fighting, girls.  ;D


To put it in perspective, the repair on the merc cost more than the beemer was worth.  ;D

My old Beemer is alive and well, and enjoying her retirement in Torquay.  :)
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #40 on: 03 June 2019, 20:28:07 »

I bought a very low mileage W210 E430 Mercedes after I sold the Omega, just wanted a V8 after having several 6 cylinder cars, not disappointed at all & have had no problems with the old Merc now covered just over 40,000 miles
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #41 on: 03 June 2019, 20:46:50 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

What mighty beast gave you such a dose of the willies that you had to sell her on prematurely then?
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #42 on: 03 June 2019, 21:01:09 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

What mighty beast gave you such a dose of the willies that you had to sell her on prematurely then?
A big merc with airbag suspension. It went psssssssssssssssttttt............. ;D
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #43 on: 03 June 2019, 21:07:06 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

What mighty beast gave you such a dose of the willies that you had to sell her on prematurely then?
A big merc with airbag suspension. It went psssssssssssssssttttt............. ;D

The car, or the owner?  ;D
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #44 on: 03 June 2019, 21:08:49 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

What mighty beast gave you such a dose of the willies that you had to sell her on prematurely then?
A big merc with airbag suspension. It went psssssssssssssssttttt............. ;D

The car, or the owner?  ;D
Well....I suppose he was quite deflated afterwards.  ;D
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« Reply #45 on: 04 June 2019, 01:03:20 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.

Didn't you have an expensive Merc of some description for a short while until the thought of the repair bills made you wet yourself and got rid?  ::)  ;D

This topic is much like 'not mentioning the war' in Fawlty Towers.

Emotions are still raw. :-X :)

What mighty beast gave you such a dose of the willies that you had to sell her on prematurely then?


I believe it was the very good looking CLS500?  :D  ;D

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« Reply #46 on: 04 June 2019, 09:48:29 »


I believe it was the very good looking CLS500?  :D  ;D

Surely an Oxymoron... :-\
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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« Reply #47 on: 04 June 2019, 11:09:18 »


I believe it was the very good looking CLS500?  :D  ;D

Surely an Oxymoron... :-\

I do like the CLS, especially as an estate a shooting brake. I looked but they weren't quite heavy enough for my caravan & the later cars have an iPad glued to the dash for the sat-nav etc
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« Reply #48 on: 04 June 2019, 13:41:03 »


I believe it was the very good looking CLS500?  :D  ;D

Surely an Oxymoron... :-\

I saw one today and thought "Jeez that's ugly! "   ;D
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« Reply #49 on: 04 June 2019, 14:04:04 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
Stop fighting, girls.  ;D


To put it in perspective, the repair on the merc cost more than the beemer was worth.  ;D

My old Beemer is alive and well, and enjoying her retirement in Torquay:)


In which case Basil Fawlty will soon be hitting it with a large branch as it needs a damn good thrashing. :)
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« Reply #50 on: 04 June 2019, 15:47:03 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
Stop fighting, girls.  ;D


To put it in perspective, the repair on the merc cost more than the beemer was worth.  ;D

My old Beemer is alive and well, and enjoying her retirement in Torquay:)


In which case Basil Fawlty will soon be hitting it with a large branch as it needs a damn good thrashing. :)

It got a damn good thrashing every day when I owned it!  ;D
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« Reply #51 on: 04 June 2019, 16:06:48 »

I have not replaced my 2.2 CDX estate which I love to bits but have bought a low mileage 1991 Mercedes 230TE auto estate as a retirement toy.  It has most of the options, aircon, cruise, electric windows and sunroof etc. etc. and it feels a similar car to drive to the Omega but a bit smaller.  However I can still shove a jukebox in the back so all is well.
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« Reply #52 on: 04 June 2019, 16:14:01 »

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

Shame the E39 derv had to be cubed when it was sitting right on the very edge of classic car status and worth  a fortune. :)
Stop fighting, girls.  ;D


To put it in perspective, the repair on the merc cost more than the beemer was worth.  ;D

My old Beemer is alive and well, and enjoying her retirement in Torquay:)


In which case Basil Fawlty will soon be hitting it with a large branch as it needs a damn good thrashing. :)

It got a damn good thrashing every day when I owned it!  ;D

Yes. I believe the black haze could be seen from space. ;D
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« Reply #53 on: 04 June 2019, 21:25:52 »

My 3.2 MV6 is racking up 20K plus a year and is now on 216K.  I figure that before 300K I will need to retire it. In 3 or so years.

If I wasn't buying a (3rd) house and wasn't putting 50K deposit down, I'd be buying a Monaro for about 10K, but I am and I need to find 210K to pay off the 2 mortgages before i retire, in about 15 years. 

So I'm thinking I'd probably replace the Omega with an old CL500.  Cheaper than a Monaro and yet a potentially more expensive way to own a V8 in terms of what might go wrong.
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« Reply #54 on: 04 June 2019, 21:46:57 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.



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« Reply #55 on: 04 June 2019, 21:56:30 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

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« Reply #56 on: 04 June 2019, 22:18:48 »

Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the 250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered 500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy 149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to 600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D

Insurance quotes inevitably rise when motorists become old and infirm.

Not much you can do really. :)

I'm not complaining, 3 cars fully comp,  3.2, 2.0 Mondeo, 1.4 Jazz for under 600. ::)
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« Reply #57 on: 04 June 2019, 22:38:00 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

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That would be next on the list. I don't like any of the German alternatives.
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« Reply #58 on: 04 June 2019, 23:33:59 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

I quite like my V70, it's grown on me.  :y

If I saw an auto AWD with reasonable miles and at a decent price, I'd be tempted.  :)
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« Reply #59 on: 05 June 2019, 10:43:30 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

I quite like my V70, it's grown on me.  :y

If I saw an auto AWD with reasonable miles and at a decent price, I'd be tempted.  :)

Unfortunately I rather think you've hit on the two richest veins of Volvo unreliability there! At least from what I've read online.
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« Reply #60 on: 05 June 2019, 10:45:12 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

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« Reply #61 on: 05 June 2019, 12:09:20 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

Join the posh Vectra appreciation society.

Yes......buy the hand crafted Signum.

I said appreciation, not depreciation....
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« Reply #62 on: 05 June 2019, 12:27:25 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

Join the posh Vectra appreciation society.

Yes......buy the hand crafted Signum.

I said appreciation, not depreciation....

Very little depreciation left in the mighty Signum.......soon to be an appreciating classic. ;) :D
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« Reply #63 on: 05 June 2019, 12:33:25 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

Join the posh Vectra appreciation society.

Yes......buy the hand crafted Signum.

I said appreciation, not depreciation....

Very little depreciation left in the mighty Signum.......soon to be an appreciating classic. ;) :D
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« Reply #64 on: 05 June 2019, 12:46:00 »

The replacement for my estate will depend on the available budget. If it's good, then I'll buy the latest petrol, manual V70 I can afford. If it's not very much, then I'll be looking for an Astra or Rover 75 estate.

Join the posh Vectra appreciation society.

Yes......buy the hand crafted Signum.

I said appreciation, not depreciation....

Very little depreciation left in the mighty Signum.......soon to be an appreciating classic. ;) :D
Well, it won't rust away like an Omega, so you could be on to something...

I really like the car as an everyday 'does what it says on the tin' type of device.

Mind you, I'm probably not the full shilling.......being part of this forum is further proof. :)
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