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.
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.
I bought the 1.9cdti 150bhp Enjoy (Swedish ) Model from new in October 2006. Initially I enjoyed the handling and general ownership of the vehicle. There is no doubt the high riding position, flexible seating and Astra normal car handling is very rewarding, however, the honeymoon is soon over after just a few months. I must say I have been very dissapointed by the quality of build of the diesel 1.9cdti engine. I have had the EGR valave , turbo and alternator replaced in the first two years of ownership and now having done 100k miles with full service with mainly motorway miles it now looks the Dual Mass flwheel has gone. Added to that I know have paint bubbling up on the drivers side sill. Overall, I would not recommend the CDTI engine models and would be reluctant to recommend the Zafira at all.
Having bought this car when it was a year old we have poured money away on repairs in the last 3 years and will be glad to see the back of it!- it has had 3 replacement egr valves,a gearstick cable, 2 replacement alternators and in the last fortnight has had a manifold, another egr valve and a gearbox!! only one of the alternators was replaced under warranty as was the first of the egr valves. You only have to google vauxhall faults to see that these are common faults that have cropped up time and time again and they aren't cheap parts to replace. Vauxhall customer service haven't been very helpful so I'm sure you may think this is sour grapes but when you have a car that suddenly loses power on the motorway or can't pull out of a junction without risking your life when the power fails you will know how dangerous this car can be. having to always splash out on diagnostics at £70 a shot for them to not identify the problem fully is also poor service from a vauxhall dealership - so far we've paid out 3 times in the last 2 months for these and we even told the dealership we thought there was a gearbox problem and the diagnostics failed to pick it up. If you don't have a full vauxhall service history they will not help with costs. This is on a 4 year old car with only 45,000 miles on the clock .....
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