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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

    M. McDonald Date: 15/09/2008
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Don't touch this car with a bargepole!!! Persistent, recurrent problems with the EGR valve make this a VERY unreliable car. First the car loses power and then shortly afterwards just dies at the roadside. Having suffered repeatedly I contacted Vauxhall. They advise making a 25-30 mile open road journey once a fortnight to stop the car from having this problem...at my expense! This car is not made for low mileage, short journey users, ie.families. If you have recurrent problems you should contact Trading Standards as they are looking into this case.

  • 1.6i 16v Club AC 5dr

    Anthony Knight , essex . Date: 09/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for two and half years and despite the faults we have suffered i still really like this car.For a heavy 1.6 litre engine the fuel consumption is good.On a run it will achive 48mpg if it is kept to 65 to 70 mph and on a recent run from London to the lake district we managed 52mpg which is amazing.The size and the 7 seats make it the most practical car i have owned.engine and road noise are quite.The worst aspect of the car is the thick A pillar which does restrict your view.14000 miles still plenty of tread on tyres.we suffered a problem from new with a faulty sensor on the exhaust manifold which caused loss of power.This was rectified by main dealer straight away.The second problem was a faulty demister flap which required the entire dashboard and heater and air con units to be removed .A major job that took a week but was satifactorily done by the main dealer under warranty.After that the clutch had a judder that was a known fault with the 1.6 engine this was also replaced under warranty.After sales service by Magnus in Brentwood has been first class dealing with the faults.For the price i would say the Zafira is vitually unbeatable .Build quality and paintwork are good its also an atractive design.We chose a petrol engine as we do a lot of relativly short journeys and it was also around 2000 pounds more for the diesel

  • 1.6i 16v Breeze 5dr

    Charlotte Martin , West Sussex . Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Many Zafira owners on this and other web sites are reporting a dangerous loss of power when driving at speed, sometimes accompanied by the EMS light coming on. Vauxhall will not admit there is a problem with the Zafira and local dealers are apparently unable to rectify it. I have contacted Watchdog and suggest others do likewise.

  • 1.9 CDTi 120 Elite 5dr

    AZHAR BUTT , MIDDLESEX . Date: 21/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      35

    My car

    I HAVE DRIVEN THE VAUXHALL SRI THE ELITE AND THE DESIGN WITH THE SPORTS BUTTON AND I CAN TRULY SAY THEY ARE VERY SLUGGISH THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH DRAG AND THE ENGINES CANNOT TAKE THE SLIGHTEST OF HAMMERINGS. WHEN YOU DO START RACING WHEN BRAKING AT HIGH SPEEDS THE STEERING LIKE TO TURN ITSELF TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT AND MY GOD ARE THEY TERRIBLY NOISY OVER 80MPH U CANT HERE THE PERSON SITTING IN THE BACK TALK WITHOUT THEM SHOUTING FOR 20K THATS THE PRICE OF A 5SERIES BMW LUCKLY MINE HAVE ALL BEEN COMPANY CARS BUT I SERIOUSLY WOUYLD NOT RECOMEND A ZAFIRA TO ANYONE NOT EVEN THE GSI OR VXR CAUSE I THINK EVEN THEY WOULD BE LET DOWNS LIKE THE SRI AND THE ELITE. AND JUST INCASE YOUR THINK THEY WERE ALL 07 AND 08 PLATE CARS WITH 500 MILES ON THE CLOCK BRAND NEW CARS THAT SIMPLY DID NOT LIVE UPTO EXPECTATIONS I RECCOMEND THE HONDA OR PREVIA.

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