Used Vauxhall Zafira review 05-15

Used Vauxhall Zafira review 2005-2015 review

Alternatives

(2005 - 2015)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Vauxhall Zafira MPV?

The Vauxhall Zafira is far from alone in the compact seven-seat people carrier market, and if its reliability track record has you worried then a Mazda 5 could be a good alternative. Its sliding rear doors make for easy access and it handles well for this kind of car.

Speaking of cars that handle well, the Ford S-Max is another popular contender and the clear winner for enthusiastic drivers. It’s a newer car than the Zafira, and slightly bigger, so you won’t find such low starting prices, but it’s a fine seven seat people carrier.

Sensible family motoring can also be found in the Kia Carens, which is large and well equipped, if ultimately rather dull.

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Used Vauxhall Zafira review 05-15
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Verdict

The Vauxhall Zafira is a cheap and versatile seven-seat MPV, but it's let down by its poor reliability record

  • A cheap seven seater
  • Plenty to choose from
  • Very spacious
  • Diesels can be expensive to fix
  • Recalled for fire risk
  • Lots of tired examples to avoid