Vauxhall Frontera Review from Spain

1992 Vauxhall Frontera LWB 2.4i

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4i Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired214000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Vitara

Summary:

Robust, durable workhorse

Faults:

Changed leaking and dirty radiator.

Air conditioner does not work, due to a gas leak.

No maintenance had been done at all to this vehicle in the last few years, by its previous owner.

Changed the oil (it hadn't been changed in the previous 3 years).

The gearbox was a bit hard, because it was missing almost 3 litres of gearbox oil. After refilling, it was fine.

General Comments:

I have had a few 4x4s in the past (Vitara, Jeep Cherokee, Asia Rocsta and Lada Niva). This one is the most comfortable one to drive on the road of them all, the Cherokee had horrible imprecise steering, offroad it's a very capable 4x4 within its limits.

Has a good load space with the rear seats folded down.

The turning circle is not so good compared to other 4x4s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2011

12th Apr 2012, 15:19

Update of review: I had to get rid of it; constant electrical problems with sensors, cables and was drinking way too much petrol. PX changed for a 1999 Peugeot 406 HDI 110hp.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review