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2010 1.6 design
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.6i  Design 5dr (Review date: 15th February '14)
2010 zafria design 1.6 but with v v -t, not the quickest but fantastic on petrol, easy 28 around town and close to 40 on a run, no problem with seven up, being the 2010 it has eletric wipers and head lights, just missed out on the parking sencers which are on the following year i believe
Â£175,00 per year road tax and servicing is has cheap as chips, just a standard astra just a little bigger, fantastic car and insurance for me was Â£ 230 per year, very pleased.
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Design  5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 26th December '13)
would not buy another .. a bit of a disapointment ..still got it but a case of having to keepit to get your moneys worth ..79000 miles 56reg 1.9cdti design with half plastic leather look interer dont even get a spare wheel .. its got a fiat engine and a dpf fillter that goes wrong it keeps wanting to regenarate but on short jouneys it keeps trying and fills up the oil sump with fuel thus rising the oil level and it starts to smoke ..but i have sorted that by going mid remaps had dpf removed and remaped no more prob...car had full history two keys new ault ...new battery ..new egr valve..new inlet manifold ..had seat alahmbra befor a far better car than this shed
Vauxhall zafira diesel
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Energy  5dr (Review date: 25th November '13)
This is the most awful car I have owned.
New clutch800 pounds
Blown turbo800 pounds
New dpf filter 800
New heater 260 pounds
New tyres every 10000 miles
And this was within 6 months , some people say you need to give the car a blast to clear the dpf filter . How much I do 1000 miles a week and it still failed. I am sick to death with it and will be selling for a family friendly vehicle that I can rely on. No wonder gm. Nearly closed down selling substandard cars like this. Never again !!
Happy and sad
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 2.2i Design 5dr Auto (Review date: 30th October '13)
I ran my Zaffy for 4 years it was my third one. It was showing signs of the dreaded timing chain rattle, which seems to exist in the Z22YH engine the same as the previous version. An expensive (£800 - £1000) but not permanent fix did not seem worth doing as the garage said it could last 12/18 months? But a new chain kit could fail destroying the engine, It had a fuel pump (see BBC Watchdog) every year during the warranty period, this pump has lasted since the warranty expired, scary when it fails though car goes into limp mode no matter where you are! In my auto on the motorway losing engine power is not fun at all, I found myself holding the gear shift waiting to push it into neutral to coast to the hard shoulder. But the running costs are punishing! It would only return between 15-20 mpg! On a long run the fuel gauge needle dropped at an alarming rate. Main dealer servicing is very pricey and the road tax is expensive for a family car. It was a day of mixed emotions when we parted. But now glad.
An Ideal Family Car
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Life  5dr Auto [Euro 4] (Review date: 2nd August '13)
It is wonderful family car which can easily accommodate 7 people. The last two seats are fold-able which leaves the boot spacious. The second row of seats can be moved forward and folded and then it becomes a big van where you can load lots of stuff. You can carry long pipes or timber which can fit in between two front seats. It is very economical to run. It gives 52-55 miles per gallon on motorway and around 45 miles in the city. It has a good road grip, however one has to be careful on sharp bends at high speed as it is quite high from the ground. Road tax is relatively high Â£250 per year but insurance is cheap. It is very reliable car, never gave us any trouble in 4 years. It is practical and cheap to maintain. It has been a pleasure to keep this car.
Dissappointing - Won't be buying another one
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi SRi  5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 3rd July '13)
We have had this car for 5 years and have now just got rid of it. Fairly poor economy - averaging about 34MPG.
We really only call this a 6 seater car and two of those have to be kids. It is quite difficult for adults to get into the 3rd row of seats and they aren't very comfortable either - so have to be kids. By the time you have got two kids in carseats, or boosters in the middle row there is no room for a third person in the middle between them.
We have had considerable amount of trouble with this car over the years, and it has spent a lot of time in the garage with all sorts of faults. The most dangerous one being the alternator went on us while driving on the motorway late one evening.
We also had loads of trouble with the DPF and EGR side of things too, even though it had a long run - 100 miles + twice a week.
Needless to say we won't be buying a Zafira again.
No more Vauxhall's!
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.6i Breeze 5dr (Review date: 18th April '13)
I have owned my Zafira now for about a month and it has given me nothing but trouble. When collecting the car, not only was I given only one key but the heater fan failed! I was told it was the resistor pack and it was replaced but a few weeks later it failed again. This proved dangerous as it failed when the windscreen condensated so I was driving blind! The O2 sensor also became faulty and I had it replaced which cost over Â£200. While the car was being repaired the garage told me that the air conditioning unit is coming loose and would cost more than Â£400 to fix. Also, the dashboard has developed a very loud rattle.Bearing in mind it is the smallest engine, 27mpg isnt brilliant. On the plus side it is fun to drive and comfortable. It is also very practical and stylish in Breeze trim. The reason I bought this popular car was with the expectation of value for money and low running costs, but it has been the complete opposite. Will I buy another Vauxhall? Never, ever again!!!
Its Ok but not good
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Breeze  5dr (Review date: 2nd April '13)
I have owned this Zafira for 2 years now, its the 1.9 diesel and we use it for trips to town and the odd hall across Europe to our second home.I purchased the car when it was 3 years old, Its first MOT was due a week after I collected.With in 2 weeks of owning it I had a DPF fault which cost me £170 to fix. Since then luckily I have had no other dreaded DPF problems.The build quality in my eyes is not good, I shut the drivers door to have some of the trim button fly across the car. The handle that pulls the two rear seats up came off twice, I have since had to glue it in place. The sill trim fell off, so I have had to glue this as well.I also cannot figure out whay Vauxhall have made a low front bumper, the rubber bit around the bottom has been ripped off twice in potholed carparks taking my son to football. I have also had a fault with the heating fan, it wont work on settings 1, 2 and 3 but only works on 4. This is a common fault cause by a blown resistor. This can be fixed for around £25, however it goes again very quickly. I have now been told the fault is with the fan motor and its a £250 to fix all!The steering wheel controls are failing, some days they work other days they dont... Watch out for the models with no spare wheel... annoying when travelling Europe as you have to buy a spare and chuck it in the boot.The Diesel engine is not a good Cold Starter, compared to the fords at work you really have to turn it over before it fires. A couple of times I didnt think it would start.The MPG is disspopinting for a modern diesel, on a long haul caross europe averages at 44 mpg loaded, I did get 46 when it was just two of us. However when back in the UK and just going to town and back I'm lucky to get 35MPG which is very dissopointing for a diesel. When its going it goes well, its smoothe and changes nicely. The 120 BHP is ideal for long drives and can keep up with traffic in Germany with out a problem. It just purrrrrrs along. Handling is good for a car of its size. When its not loaded to the gunnels it handles well almost sprightly! Its the best bit about the car. Would I buy another... Nope. which is a shame as I have had a few Vauxhalls and loved my old Zafira, Im just not impressed with this one.