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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

    Wilson Campbell Date: 29/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had an ongoing problem with fuel economy and road noise since buying this car from new.

    It's now a year and a half later. I have had car with the dealer about six times to look at the fuel economy and also for noise. I am getting nowhere with resolving the problem.

    I have read Hugh Tippett of Surrey's review. He is a lucky man to get it sorted out.

    I mentioned this to my dealer and apparently Vauxhall have no records of anyone having these problems and how they were fixed !

  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Design 5dr

    sotiris vassiliou Date: 25/03/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's very well-built and has more solidity than the previous model. It's not that agile and the automatic gearbox and diesel engine is whiney.

    The Panoramic sunroof and overhead lockers work well and the interior materials are of a high-quailty. The middle bench needs to be moved forward to access the third bench, which is awkward, and the spare wheel is sited under the floor, making it easy to steal.

  • 1.9 CDTi 150 Design 5dr

    Carl Nelson , West Yorkshire . Date: 21/03/2006
    • 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 wasn't going to buy a Zafira, I wasn't even going to buy a Vauxhall, but after a less than pleasent experiance in a Mazda dealership, I ended up at a Vauxhall garage looking at the Zafira.

    I was very impressed and have since brought one. I recently took delivery of the New Zafira and what a car!

    The diesel engine is powerfull and refined. I test drove the 120hbp diesel and it felt slightly underpowered, not something that can be said about the 150bhp version I opted for.

    The build quality is brilliant - you just don't feel like you're in a run of the mill car (German comes to mind!).

    As for equipment, it's got everything that my family and I need and a few extras that are nice to have. I like the driving position and the seats are very comfortable and supportive.

    As for the price - well, I managed to negotiate a discount of almost £4000 from list price.

    If you're in the market for an MPV, take a look, you'll be suprised.

  • 1.6i 16v Club 5dr

    David Thomas , Berkshire . Date: 19/03/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The engine is underpowered for a car this size. A woolly accelerator and poor gearbox make it a very irritating car to drive. As it is underpowered, the car also returns reasonably poor fuel economy because it will need to be worked harder.

    The ride is comfortable and the car doesn't roll too much, but the steering is too light. It is assisted less than many other MPVs, but at speed the steering is too light.

    As mentioned, fuel economy was disappointing, but the car is cheap, and insurance costs are quite competative.

    A driving position is easy to find for almost all drivers, although I'm not sure if the shortest would be OK. There is enough space in the back, and you really can seat seven people comfortably.

    The dash is logical and reasonably well put together. Nothing instantly stands out, but it is very easy to use even after you've just climbed into the car.

    Equipment levels are adequate, but air-conditioning is a must in a car with such a large glass area.

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