Opel Zafira Review from France

2000 Opel Zafira Comfort 1.6i 16v

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 309

Summary:

A good adaptable MVP for the price

Faults:

The "bobinage d'allumage" well that's the word, in French packed up after 36500 kilometres. In English it is the electronic machinery that sits just inside the cover on top of the engine and has something to do with the smooth running of the plugs, I believe so anyway.

Sudden loss of oil after one journey. This happened shortly after a service, so I cannot be sure if it was the garage who hadn't re-filled the oil properly. They obviously denied it.

General Comments:

Opel France have refused to compensate the £200 or so, that the new part cost to replace even though the car had done only 23000 miles and the part should have lasted many thousands of miles more than that.

The set up is fairly good as regards the seating, but the seats are not that comfortable compared to a lot of the seats in some other Opel cars.

What is one supposed to do with the goods cover in the back when you convert to 7 in the car?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review