Used Vauxhall Zafira MPV 1999 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: Our recommendations

1999 - 2005 review
Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
  • Vauxhall Zafira MPV (99 - 05)
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Our recommendations

Which used Vauxhall Zafira MPV should I buy?

The range started out small in 1999, but by 2005 there was a wide range of models available, including a fast 200bhp GSi version.

Thankfully, our favourite engine, the 1.8 petrol, was available from the beginning, so there should be plenty around. Versions from 2000 and later were 10bhp more powerful, but both have a good balance of economy and performance.

Most other engines are fine, but avoid the cheapest diesel or entry-level 1.6 petrol - they're very slow.

Whichever model you pick, it will have a decent amount of equipment, but we'd suggest looking for Elegance models. They'll only be a little more expensive than entry-level cars, but have a CD player, better seat fabric and alloy wheels to the Comfort's air-con, electric windows and remote locking.

Vauxhall's Network Q garages have the best stock, but you could save plenty at a car supermarket.