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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #15 on: 15 January 2007, 10:54:55 »

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Interior space is similar, but ride and handling aren't up to Omega.  Still very comfortable though...


I beg to differ.!

interior space is on the senator is larger... especially with regards to rear seat leg room ...   Senator B was "well endowed" to say the least...   I'm 6'2 with long legs... and i did NOT need the seat all the way back...

but I Do in the Meega.

and even when the Sennie seat was all the way back... the kids had more leg room left than the do in the meega.


although i'd  concede that the ride in the meega is PERHAPS marginally better for some, I personally feel the Senator handles better, especially "on the limit" where I find the Omega much more twitchy...  

overall, I would not consider the Omega a massive improvement on the senator......  probably quite the opposite...   it was a step down...

why?/

Well, the Omega replaced Both the Carlton and Senator.

I WOULD agree that the meega is an improvement on the Carlton...   not massively perhaps... but definitely nontheless.

however the Senator was hugely superior to the Carlton...   and to some extent remains so with the Omega.,


IMHO Vx/opel never made a proper replacement for the Senator.....




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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #16 on: 15 January 2007, 11:02:07 »

Just noticed Tunnie the radio looks to be the same as what was in my Omega when i first got it, do the buttons on the panel work ok as mine were crap so added another radio and left the changer in the boot for now.  :) all the same it looks like a good buy.
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #17 on: 15 January 2007, 12:11:37 »

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Just noticed Tunnie the radio looks to be the same as what was in my Omega when i first got it, do the buttons on the panel work ok as mine were crap so added another radio and left the changer in the boot for now.  :) all the same it looks like a good buy.

Still got original head unit and cd changer in the boot, not sure whether to get a replacement one or pay £20 to get the car pass... it has a tape slot up front so i can use an adaptor and swap it between iPod / Sat Nav.

Senator Vs Omega? Well its like Senator vs Carlton really... tbh.

Power? Well thats unfair my regular drive is not a 3.0 V6... however with some basic checks and replace some fluids i reckon it would be faster. 80 mph ticks over at about 2.8 rpm  :D

Off the line its quick, but were is most impressive is 30 to xxx mph  :-X

Ride and handling? Well it goes around corners better thanks to the electrically adjustable air suspension, put it in sport mode and corners like a dream. Bit of a boat in comfort, but nice for motorways.

I find the Senator slightly more comfy, it does not absorb the bumps quite as well but it is 15 years old. Wind noise is louder too, but this is only noticed at 80/90+ really.

But my god do i love the sound it makes!  :D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #18 on: 15 January 2007, 22:44:07 »

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although i'd  concede that the ride in the meega is PERHAPS marginally better for some, I personally feel the Senator handles better, especially "on the limit" where I find the Omega much more twitchy...  

Try a manual MV6, I haven't driven an Elite but I expect the MV6 will be noticably more controllable and fun through the twisties as the stiffer suspension and better control of the manual box really make a difference at the limit.
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #19 on: 15 January 2007, 23:07:29 »

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although i'd  concede that the ride in the meega is PERHAPS marginally better for some, I personally feel the Senator handles better, especially "on the limit" where I find the Omega much more twitchy...  

Try a manual MV6, I haven't driven an Elite but I expect the MV6 will be noticably more controllable and fun through the twisties as the stiffer suspension and better control of the manual box really make a difference at the limit.

If i want Elite suspension i put it on comfort mode, if i want an MV6 suspension i put it on Sport!  ;)

I loved driving it at the weekend, a 300 quid car that can do 150mph... if i chip, it can crack 170  :D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #20 on: 15 January 2007, 23:30:23 »

Great condition for the year Tunnie - just need to tidy the boot!  ::)
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #21 on: 15 January 2007, 23:48:51 »

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Great condition for the year Tunnie - just need to tidy the boot!  ::)

I only did a half arsed clean (student remember  :D)

The boot has a few bits that needs sorting, has a sill cover for the drivers side. The clips have broken need to get them from the scrappy, also got a replacement water pump on there (cheers Graham  :y)

It needs another good clean really, it was just too cold last weekend.

Got some deadlines this week at uni, looking forward to going back at the weekend to tinker on it  :)
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #22 on: 16 January 2007, 13:21:28 »

Very nice indeed Tunnie ...... and same color as mine...... have you noticed yet that even beemer and merc drivers move over when you come down the outside lane

And how the traffc boys look at you 'n' your car with a hint of respek

LOL

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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #23 on: 16 January 2007, 14:12:28 »

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Interior space is similar, but ride and handling aren't up to Omega.  Still very comfortable though...


I beg to differ.!

interior space is on the senator is larger... especially with regards to rear seat leg room ...   Senator B was "well endowed" to say the least...   I'm 6'2 with long legs... and i did NOT need the seat all the way back...


but I Do in the Meega.

and even when the Sennie seat was all the way back... the kids had more leg room left than the do in the meega.


although i'd  concede that the ride in the meega is PERHAPS marginally better for some, I personally feel the Senator handles better, especially "on the limit" where I find the Omega much more twitchy...  

overall, I would not consider the Omega a massive improvement on the senator......  probably quite the opposite...   it was a step down...

why?/

Well, the Omega replaced Both the Carlton and Senator.

I WOULD agree that the meega is an improvement on the Carlton...   not massively perhaps... but definitely nontheless.

however the Senator was hugely superior to the Carlton...   and to some extent remains so with the Omega.,


IMHO Vx/opel never made a proper replacement for the Senator.....






As much as i love my Omega, I'm going to agree with maxV6
Don't get me wrong guys, i've had a long time love affair with my Senator and have no regrets in buying the Omega
The Senator left a large pair of shoes to fill

IMHO Vx/opel have'nt made a proper replacement for the Omega either
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #24 on: 27 July 2018, 15:54:32 »

lol wheres the pics gone Tunnie! :y

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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #25 on: 27 July 2018, 18:02:52 »

lol wheres the pics gone Tunnie! :y

Ten years, probably went with the car!
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #26 on: 27 July 2018, 18:48:33 »

Christ, its a but dusty in here.  ;D...…………...I also still agree with Maxv6 on this. The Omega was a car to fit between the Carlton and the Senator. I would still love another one.
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #27 on: 27 July 2018, 20:25:26 »

Wow, old thread. I do have some photos. Let me have a dig...
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #29 on: 27 July 2018, 20:56:49 »

Looks lush Mr T! (Not that one, obviously)
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