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
69 reader reviews for Vauxhall Zafira MPV.
  • 2.0 DTi Energy 5dr

    john tilston , Lancs . Date: 18/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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 bought a Zafira Club 2.0 DTi on a 53 plate (Oct 2003 ) and generally enjoyed the vehicle.

    On the latter basis, I bought a second 2.0 DTi for my daughter-in-law; again this vehicle was excellent. Well satisfied with the purchased Club versions, I decided to upgrade to the 2.0 DTi Energy with its extra refinements, this being on a 54 plate (Oct 2004).

    Unfortunately I've had a bad engine vibration from day one. It has been incurable via the dealers with Vauxhall's field engineers finally diagnosing it as a "characteristic of this vehicle and comparable to other Zaria diesels". Not true, for I have two other mechanically identical Zafiras WITHOUT this nasty and sickening vibration.

    The matter has again been referred back to Vauxhall for further investigation with just 3700 miles on the clock. I await their remedy, and hopefully it will not have the "characterisitc" tag attached to it.

  • 1.6 16v Breeze 5dr

    Wim Goddyn Date: 17/03/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own the Opel version, but it is the same. I think it is a rather useful car if you are talking about interior space. If you need a car that gives you a little bit of driving pleasure, you'd better not buy this car.

    The comfort is very poor because of its jumpy rear axle. The front axle springs are too weak, especially in Holland where we have lots of traffic bumps.

    As soon as possible I'll go back to a BMW 3 Series Touring, even though there is less space in it. I won't buy General Motors products anymore.

  • 1.8i 16v Elegance 5dr

    Derek Farrington , South Yorkshire . Date: 01/01/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car four years ago and overall I have been delighted with its practicality and performance. I have not experienced a single problem in that time, save to say that the driver's wiper does not clean the screen right up to the door pillar.

    In very dirty weather, the unswept area of screen coupled with the very thick door pillar can result in a dangerous blind-spot. However, I would recommend this vehicle to all except speed merchants and posers.

  • 1.8i 16v Elegance 5dr

    Colin Ford , GLOS . Date: 05/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    Good all round mpv but trim rattles a bit.

Vauxhall Zafira MPV

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