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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.
  • 2.2 DTi Limited 5dr

    Andrew Reed Date: 13/06/2006
    • 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

    This is an excellent car but don't advertise the fact too much, or more people will want one.

    Horror stories of earlier models put buyers off and leave them an unbelievable bargain. Mine has 100,000 miles on it with absolutely no problems evident and tows a 23ft caravan most weekends.

    Grip off-road is excellent and I have recovered many cars from fields and beaches.

    This is a proper 4x4; most of the modern road 4x4s run on road tyres, not off-road tyres like these, which makes them completely pointless.

    My only problem is what to replace it with. I have driven a Shogun Sport, which again gets bad press, but I love it - it's the current Frontera.

  • 2.2 DTi Sport RS 3dr

    Robert Milligan Date: 29/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My partner has owned two of these vehicles over the last 4 or 5 years. Both vehicles have been purchased from new.

    The latest vehicle was purchased in March 2004 from the main dealership here in Northern Ireland. She had no problems worth recording for the first year, in October 2005, the car developed a major lack of acceleration and loss of power.

    We took it to the dealership, we were informed the engine software was needing upgraded. The car was collected that evening and within 5miles of the garage, we became aware that the fault was not rectified. We returned the vehicle the next day and were now informed that the turbo was needing replaced.

    As the mileage was slightly over the recommended average, we were informed we would have to pay for it. After several phone calls, vauxhall agreed to pay half. Guess what, a few days later.....the problem returned.The car has been back on 5 seperate dates since then and still the fault persists. Can anyone out there suggest what we can do, other than burn it. bobbymilligan@ireland.com

  • 2.2i Estate 5dr

    Sheila-Jane Bardoe , Surrey . Date: 23/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I just love this car. Nice chunky feel,power steering is superb and easy to park.My first experience of a 4x4 and wouldn't change it.Lovely big boot on the estate model as I have three dogs and they love it too.It's a very comfortable drive with fully adjustable seats. Airbag light always on but will fiddle with wires under seat as advised by other reviewers!Nice view when driving as high up and can see whats ahead of you.

  • 2.2 DTi 16v Olympus 5dr

    Scott Reilly , Renfrewshire . Date: 19/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I can honestly say I have had no problems whatsoever with my Frontera, apart from the usual running costs of servicing and so on.

    It pulls a caravan with no problem with three kids in the back and the dog in the rear.

    I've yet to take it off-road, although I did have to pull my neighbour's sports car home in the snow recently!

    It's no X5, but at a fraction of the price, it absolutely represents value for money in my book.

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