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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135 reader reviews for Vauxhall Zafira MPV.
  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Life 5dr

    Graham Austin Date: 18/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A bus of a car - no pull no fun, badly underpowered which leaves the you feeling exposed when overtaking an uncomfortable seating position which doesn't allow you to get far enough from the steering wheel. Vision while driving is generally ok but obscured by chunky A posts.

    The rear washer is a joke requiring frequent long blasts to keep any kind of visibility. The hand brake is a triumph of design over practicality and the front arm rest looks as though it was hastily added at the last minute. Add to this Vauxhalls annoying and clumsy indicators and user unfriendly radio I am left amazed that this car has won awards.

    Fuel economy is not bad at around 42mpg over 11k but well short of the stated 46.5 probably due to the heavy right foot required to gain any kind of performance

  • 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.

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