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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 16v Olympus 5dr

    Tom Tate-Williams , Bucks . Date: 26/06/2005
    • 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 two Fronteras, a manual and automatic diesel. I have had no problems with the mechanics or the road handling.

    It is good on and off road and pulls a horse trailer without any struggle. I have read the reviews in your magazine and others and can say I disagree with all reports. I have driven landrovers that are not so good on road but are off and they are not too comfortable. I have been driving for over 30 years, have been a driving instructor, advanced driver, police driver, hgv and cross country instructor. Although this is not the best looking of cars in some opinions I think it is a chunky study car and would not change.

    I have test driven a few before buying the Frontera and and found a lot worse and it is not expensive or posy. I do not use mine as a school runner but as a work horse which it does very well.

    Thank you

  • 2.2i Limited 5dr

    carl smith , leicestershire . Date: 29/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car only seven weeks ago and I reported a fault the following day. The car was seriously holding back when I wanted power eg up hill, overtaking, general accelerating.

    The dealer had the car on two occasions and reported "no fault".

    We continued driving the car and complained several times. We were then told to take the car to a Vauxhall dealership.

    They had the car for a week and reported "no fault". Then they said they would replace the cambelt sensor to see if would cure the fault. I asked them how would they know if the fault was cured if they hadn't confirmed one in the first place?

    They then called me the next day and said that a fault had been confirmed (hmm suspect). I then collected the car some three days later and guess what went wrong straight away... grrr.

    I re-reported the fault, the car went back for another two weeks, the fuel pump and filter were replaced and, guess what, yep faulty again.

    I spoke to the original dealer AGAIN and they weren't really interested, so the car is still faulty and I'm going over tomorrow to try and sort them out - so wish me luck, but don't hold your breath.

    So to summarise, I've had the car for seven weeks, it's been in the garage for five weeks, we have done about 500 miles and yet the car has done 2000 since we bought it, and still no fault found.

  • 2.2 DTi Limited 5dr

    kevin smith , Lancs . Date: 05/01/2005
    • 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

    After owning a land rover TD5, I was stunned when I took my Frontera on a test drive (the 2.2 DTi 16v) I now own this pretty looking 4x4 and since we first met things have just got better. It is very economical and it is superb both on and off road.

    This car has all the basics such as aircon, heated seats and electric windows and after all this is a very competatively priced car. I do admit the cab could be prettier though, but on the whole this car is a well kept secret!

  • 2.2i Sport 3dr

    Barry Smith Date: 29/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    Mine's a diesel 2.2DTi sport 1999

    I must admit the panels in the back do make a lot of sound. But over all for the price. You can't really go wrong. Mine has done 64,000 miles, I had it serviced about 4,000 miles ago. I've never had to top it up with oil. Also which I like about the diesel engine is that I have never seen the glow plug warming light come on...

    Apart from now the colder weather has set in. I was very inpressed with how quick it is i have left many boy racer's for dust. I know a lot of people do not like the frontera but I have really enjoyed driving and owning it... but now I'm changing to somthing a bit more sporty not sure what though.

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