We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
30 reader reviews for Vauxhall Frontera 4x4.
  • 2.2i Sport RS 3dr

    Derek Buxton , Aberdeenshire . Date: 13/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this 4x4 since May and it is a good car overall.

    The only problem I had was after three weeks - the cylinder head cracked on it. So I took it back, got the head done, and it has been perfect since.

    I have not let that problem stop me driving this car - it's better looking on the outside than any other off-roader I have seen. It looks even better with Good Year AT tyres.

  • 2.2 DTi Limited 5dr

    Catherine Fitzpatrick , Down . Date: 08/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My Frontera is 2001 with 74000 miles,I have driven Terranos,Shoguns,Landrovers and Fortracks etc. I rate my jeep as good or better than any of them the only small faults are a few small rattles in the interior. Mine has not used any oil in the 4 months I have owned it, nor has it had any of the other problems which are book listed. I think these problems are only evident in the old Frontera and that the new Frontera is underrated.

  • 2.2 DTi Estate 5dr

    Rob Devonald Date: 01/07/2006
    • 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 recently purchased a 1999 Frontera 2.2 DTi five-door with 30,000 miles on the clock.

    My first trip involved towing a caravan. On the outbound journey everthing went fine, but on our return I noticed the temperature gauge rise each time we encountered a hill. Once we start to decline, the temperature returns to normal. Has anyone had this problem? Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks.

  • 2.2 DTi 16v Olympus 5dr

    hazel marchant , essex . Date: 27/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had an 03-plate 2.2DTi for two weeks second-hand from a dealer, and I am also having loss of power problems.

    I took it on the motorway at the weekend and three times lost all power while driving, as well as a few jolts while driving in town. I have taken it back for the dealer to say the same as in other readers' reviews - "no fualt found."

    If it happens again, the dealer has asked me to drive directly to them (if possible), because when the car is switched off, sometimes the computer resets itself and data is lost, so if I don't turn it off, they can plug straight in and hopefully find any fault.

    I really like this car otherwise, but I'm a bit upset that within just two weeks I'm having such big problems, but I am hoping to get things sorted out as soon as possible.

Vauxhall Frontera 4x4

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014