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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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30 reader reviews for Vauxhall Frontera 4x4.
  • 2.2i Sport 3dr

    phil ireland , Hampshire . Date: 20/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned the Sport for two years and it has done 140K. The only problems I have had is the headgasket blow due to radiator leaking and the wife not noticing the temp guage going into the red. apart from that all is good. We have just brought another one the 2.2 LTD estate 2000 model and it drives like new. I looked at the Freelander and it has the Rover 75 engine in it with major headgasket and carb problems so pound for pound the frontera is good value for money...

  • 2.2i Sport RS 3dr

    Christopher Best , Armagh . Date: 11/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned the Frontera RS I thought, here we go, a 4x4 built to take abuse. How wrong I was. The speedo broke before I got it home, the fuel tank imploded meaning that it's empty when the dial shows that it is a quarter full and the engine management light kept coming on all the time and Vauxhall - who need a kick up the backside - liked to charge me to get it fixed, but never actually did anything. Oh and something kept knocking at my feet when I drove off.

    The handling is great off-road, but on the road there where times I turned the wheel and two seconds later it responded.

    The cabin is dated, but practical and comfortable. It is not a bad place to be, but you are always wondering what will go wrong next.

    I am now driving a Toyota Land Cruiser and can say that it's safer to pay that little bit extra for peace of mind and quality.

    I'd like to say sorry to the person I sold the Frontera to.

  • 2.2 DTi Limited 5dr

    dave stokes , west midlands . Date: 12/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE KNOCK THESE CARS! IN 5 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP NOT A SPANNER HAS BEEN TAKEN TO IT, THE INTERIOR IS LIKE NEW, THERE'S NO RUST, IT PULLS LIKE A TRAIN AND IS A DAMN SIGHT QUICKER OFF THE LIGHTS THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.

  • 2.2 DTi 16v Olympus 5dr

    Barry Carlin Date: 30/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have been driving this car now for 10 months and I am very pleased with it. I bought it because it looked great and I needed a car with a big boot. Yes they are many other cars that would fit those requirements and i've thought about that a few times in the early months reading some reviews and listening to rumours. But I have to say I am happy with the car overall. I have yet to tow anyting with it as I havn't got around to fitting a towbar yet. I have been to CO Doneagal a few time over some cruel terrain and found the car really only comes into itself when put to the test.

    LOOKS GREAT AND DRIVES GREAT! NO PROBS.

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