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Overall reader 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

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134 reader reviews for Vauxhall Zafira MPV.
  • 1.8i VVT 140 Design 5dr

    adrian jenkins , tyne & wear . Date: 26/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    Bought a 1 year 1.8vvt design for £9200-so dont buy new!

    Comfy & handles well, cabin feels nicely screwed together but even though it 2nd top of the range it hasnt much kit-no cruise control, blu tooth or ipod connection (if the manual is to be believed).

    I bought it as a large estate rather than full time 7 seater and when there are extra kids they fit in the back no problem.

    Performance is what i expected (average) but why no 6th gear?? 80mph is 4000rpm!!!!! to make matters worse the shift between 1 & 2 is notchey.

    If you can afford it go for the 150bhp diesel, more torque & that 6 speed.

    However still a cracking car for the money.

  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Club 5dr

    S Penney , Granada . Date: 25/02/2012
    • 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

    had this car for nearly 6 months now, and it's been fantastic. it replaced our old shaped Zafira 2.0d which we'd had for nearly 5 years and clocked up 250,000 miles on! The new car is quieter, more economical, more refined, more spacious (which seems to be due to thinner seats) and with the glass roof option, plenty of storage space with the row of drop down cubby holes in the roof. MPG is much higher than the other car, more advanced engine and 6 speed gearbox helps I guess. the ride is softer which I prefer, but not too soft. Holds the road well and on long journeys of which we do a lot, it's a joy. Love the 7 seat option and the space when the seats are down. I've read all the reports about EGRs, DPFs ALTs Turbos etc. So far no problems. A common problem on these cars is the emission pipe from the DPF breaks at the bottom of the bulkhead where the metal pipe joins a plastic pipe. This will cause the engine warning light to illuminate. Easy fix with a length of pipe and two hose clips. I work as a mechanic so an easy fix for me. Only other gripes are the engine is a bit rough and noisy on idle and around town, but once cruising it's fine. Would love proper cup holders in the front also. Haven't had less than 44mpg. We are driving to the UK from southern Spain in a few weeks so will be interested to see what mpg we get then. First car I've ever had with cruise control, it's a joy and no longer get the dead right leg after long journeys!

  • 1.8 VVT Club 5dr

    Edward Foster , Middlesex . Date: 23/01/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.2

    My car

    This has been an excellent family car for us over the last 4 years. I hate to tempt fate but we have had no trouble with it at all, except for someone stealing the spare wheel which is clamped under the car (we've had a lock installed now). Whilst it won't turn heads, it looks better than most in this category, is enjoyable enough to drive and comfortable on long journeys. The flexible seat configurations are easy to operate for when we need to cram in kids, ourselves and the grandparents. Servicing has been fairly cheap, and given that I bought it at 1 year old for just over £9k 4 years ago I won't be too hammered on depreciation. Our friends own one also and have been similarly impressed.

  • 1.6i 16v Breeze 5dr

    Damien McCormack , Surrey . Date: 09/01/2012
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Multiple new alternators, new starter motor, new door AND new engine. Need I say more?

    I don't know the MPG, but this app is forcing me to put in a figure.

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