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greatallrounder

great all rounder when you get a good one they stay good

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.8i Club 5dr (Review date: 7th June '14)

4

my zafira has been with me since 2007 love the space and the compactness of it only downfall need more cup holders and would benefit from a better air conditioner in the back back 2 seats have to be pulled out by putting front bench seat all the way forward great boot space even with the 2 boot seats up you can fit small buggy umbarella fold if you only have 3 children the boot space is ace ive gone from having 2 children to 4 in 2013 so thinking of selling and would recommend the 1.8 club don't do this model anymore one of the best in the range I would honestly say in all this car over the years has been good to me and at the milage its done high it only had a fan belt new tyres brakes pads disk and servicing the 1,8 could do with a 6 sped gear box the engine is the same as what the put in the sri astras and vectras wel what else can I say other than thanks zafira its been a good one

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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hbhagat

worthy family car

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Life [120] 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 16th May '14)

5

I am not big fan of zafira but seen people with growing family driving around zafira and with same thought I bought this car so that my wife can drive around with kids, this car wont give you satisfaction if you are driving luxurious sporty cars (Audi, BM etc..) but I choose zafira on my Audi when I have to go on motorways for long drive.

Zafira is the best family car which is economical and easy to drive with the family.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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dasamane

Great value, flexible, insanely practical, family wagon

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.8i Design 5dr Easytronic (Review date: 9th May '14)

4.3

I've had 3 Zafiras, each one for at least 4 years, so have plenty of experience of them. Each time I've checked out the competition it's still been the trusty Zafy that's won out. Why, you may ask:

It's versatile, insanely practical for a young family, low cost to run and service, there are plenty of dealerships to find a local one, and they have all been pretty reliable.

The hiccoughs in the running: the cam belt went on the 1st, which could have been catastrophic, but seems I lucked out.

There was a turbo hose loose on the 2nd, so lost all power over 40mph (!). 2 minutes with a screwdriver sorted that one!

On the last the semi-auto "tiptronic" transmission failed, though luckily I could limp to the garage to get it fixed,

So it's been one main failure in 4 years for each generation which is not too shabby compared to some. So with a full dealer service it's been a reliable motor over three generations.

Now having moved to the country, if they had a 4x4 version I'd be a really happy man :-)

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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tonymac

BRILLIANT 7-SEATER BUT NOT FOR CONSTANT SHORT JOURNEYS!

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi SRi [150] 5dr Auto [Euro 4] (Review date: 17th April '14)

5

This is a brilliant concept: extremely roomy and flexible 7, 6, or 7 seating, with unusually large dimensions inside and yet not too long for the average garage! Good looking car in a lovely blue colour with attractive chrome emphases and roof rails. Very useful removable floor tray for the load area included.

The diesel engine is powerful, zippy, and economical BUT continual short journeys will clog up the Diesel Particulate Filter designed to capture the dangerous particles which diesel engines put out. Ideal for someone who travels some distance to work or on deliveries.Extremely economical - we averaged 34 mpg overall, measured accurately.

Very peppy and powerful: pulls a caravan with ease. Strong tow bar with full electrics. Front and rear parking sensors were fitted as extras and colour co-ordinated.

An ideal family workhouse in an attractive package!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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s.miah

Low cost to run & maintain familys etc..

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi SRi [150] 5dr [Exterior Pack] Auto (Review date: 21st March '14)

5

very good looking family car sporty looks etc..suitable for middle class range family low cost to run etc..

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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scotts

2010 1.6 design

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.6i [115] Design 5dr (Review date: 15th February '14)

4.8

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

£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 £ 230 per year, very pleased.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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kylefish96

Excellent Car

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi SRi [150] 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 10th January '14)

4.8

This car is great! The way it drives is amazing, just feels like a big astra! I am only 17 and already changed my old corsa to one of these! It is so fast and just flyes by Astra and Vectra's!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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russmatthews

expesive zafira

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Design [150] 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 26th December '13)

3.3

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

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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apltd999

Vauxhall zafira diesel

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTi Energy [120] 5dr (Review date: 25th November '13)

2.5

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 !!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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theoracle

Happy and sad

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 2.2i Design 5dr Auto (Review date: 30th October '13)

2.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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