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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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)
2.0 180 F-Pace R-Sport - Great car and I would have another, 27k miles travelled with no issues
2.0 240 Velar HSE - Another great car, same platform as the F-Pace but with a softer suspension setup and loads more gadgets, another will be ordered this week
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« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« 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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