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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.
  • 1.9 CDTi 150 Design 5dr

    Allan Harvey , Sormlands . Date: 27/07/2011
    • 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
      40

    My car

    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.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 SRi 5dr

    Tammy Lilley , south yorkshire . Date: 09/05/2011
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    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 .....

  • 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excite 5dr

    Matthew Waterworth , down . Date: 12/03/2011
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    we got this car three weeks ago and we are happy we did we have had no problims with it at all its fast fun to drive prictical lots of gagets i personily live the heated seats and the auto lights it is very easy to drive and the cruse control is really good its range is 10-120 of corse i don't do 120 im sensable the running costs are good we have a deasil and we get about 33 mpg around the town out of town i got it up to 56 mpg but that was pusing it there is so much room so its not hard to get comfy there is plenty of room in the boot even with the two back seats up the drivers arm rest is handy but can sometimes get in the way when using the handbreak at traficc lights but there is good storage space in the armrest plus the seats have so meny ajustments hight tilt lumbar ect the rain senisng wipers are good but can be ocward to set gear changes are good and with the additional 6th gear its even better also when parking its very easy with the parking sensors frount and rear and the bigger wing mirror's all in all i think this is a great family car and great value for money and i would defonitley recomens it to anyone.

    ps please forgive the bad spelling

  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Design 5dr

    Neil Oakshott , West Midlands . Date: 16/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I have driven a Zafira from new, since September 2005, and have put over 85k miles on the thing with little problems throughout. The car has taken me to all corners of Europe on business and although never the most comfortable of drives, it has more than held its own on roads of ever varying quality.

    Amongst the likes is the load carrying capability (especially with the centre-row seats folded down) and the average return across it's life of in excess of 53MPG.

    Dislikes may seem petty, but a distinct lack of cabin storage space has been a constant bugbear, a rattle from new within the dashboard has never been rectified despite many visits to the dealers and a non-existent windscreen demist (15 minutes to clear slight fogging!). The biggest dislike has to be the very poor forward visibility because of the A-pillars that intrude. Very dangerous.

    Overall a good, reliable workhorse that I am going to miss, albeit grudgingly.

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