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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 120 Breeze 5dr

    Mark Odell , Northamptonshire . Date: 30/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    We had a Xsara Picasso before and loved it but wanted something that had a slightly better build quality. We looked at various MPV's including the new C4 Picasso which we would have brought but these were so expensive at the time as they had only recently been launched. We settled for a Zafira 1.9CDTi 120.

    I have to say we have owned the car since September 07 and apart from a rattling driveshaft we seem to have been luckier than others. We also have had the burning smell at the rear of the car which is the DPF regenerating itself. Told by the service department at my local dealer, maybe shouldve been told at delivery.

    A couple of things which aren't so good.

    1) Bench seat in the rear is not as handy as the individual seats on the Picasso 2) There are not enough cup holders or storage areas 3) Steering is heavy at stand still 4) Diesel is not as economical as i thought it would be (only averaging 35 tops)

    Other than these, i would probably recommend the car. We use it for towing and it seems quite capable. Maybe the 150 would be better though.

    If you are in my area, i recommend York ward and Rowlatt as they are superb in every area. I have not received this level of service since my BMW 5 years ago.

  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Design 5dr

    robert mallam , norfolk . Date: 27/10/2008
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Now back to dealer Monday for removal of gearbox 3rd time.? if grease between dual mass and clutch is adequate going to check clutch etc again.I have a slip with the clutch and tolerancy level is bad feels like clutch is thuding about, stiff to operate.Has anyone else had same problem?

    New dealer is good though trying to at least sort it.Poor service from previous one.I'm really hoping they may resolve it.Car has had two DMF now still no cure ?slave cylinder don't know,be grateful for any feedback

  • 2.2i 16v Design 5dr

    peter roughley , merseyside . Date: 02/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    Did love this car until it went for its 3rd year service and 1st mot. The A/C was`nt working asked them to check it out under warranty. They phoned me and said it needed a re-gas, not covered by warranty £991. Then phoned back to say ther was a fault on the A/C so it was covered. Car in for 3 days! After a few days noticed it was warm in the car..warranty no expired..took it back and they found that the condenser had broken. Replaced under warranty as they had failed to diagnose it originally. After a week clutch problems and back in. In dispute with vauxhall, who have asked my permission to take out gear box so they can diagnose fault. Have said they will pay a % of the cost, but not how much.After reading reviews on the web I can see why, there are major faults on this car, really wanted an S-max and was fairly happy with the car up to now. But it will be going soon. Am not happy with the masterfit centre or vauxhall, offering to pay a % is an admission of guilt to me and I think other owners should contact each other and contact watchdog or some other agency.

  • 1.6i 16v Club AC 5dr

    anne ben , grampian . Date: 18/09/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for 18 months and it was just over a year when I bought it. I too have had to have the A/C replaced, which was a huge job done under warranty. I have also suffered problems with loss of power on motorway. However that said, this is a great car for the money. I needed a car large enough for my dog cage (therefore needed back seats to stay folded, but I wanted to be higher up than an estate. I don't use my back seats often, however they come in handy when friends are visiting, although there is very little boot space when back seats are up. The handling is good for a large car, although as I have a 1.6, it is very sluggish and I do regret not buying a larger engine. The economy is good and I do a good mix of driving around the city and touring Scotland. I agree with the problem with the front pillar obstructing view and this can be dangerous at times. The indicators are also a pest and I find myself constantly fighting with them. Despite these problems, I like this car and it does what it says on the tin!!!! Its cheap to run, proves a comfortable drive with lots of space, well done vauxhall.

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