Used Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1999 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2005 review
Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
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What's the used Vauxhall Zafira MPV like?

Before the Zafira came along, the MPV market wasn't exactly full of bright sparks. Vauxhall's Flex-7 seating really changed things. Each of the rear pair of seats quickly folds away into the floor, while the bench in the middle reclines, slides and tumbles.

The whole system is easy to use, and now much copied by the likes of the latest Toyota Verso. It makes the Zafira's cabin more flexible than rivals of the day such as the Renault Scenic or Citroen Xsara Picasso.

We wouldn't recommend sticking a pair of adults in the rear seats for a long journey, however - and if you're expecting to carry seven people and all of their luggage for a week's holiday, you'll also be sorely disappointed.

Still, it's comfortable on the motorways and if you head for those hills and country back roads you'll find it surprisingly good fun to drive as well.