2003 Vauxhall Frontera Reviews from UK and Ireland

2003 Vauxhall Frontera Olympus 2.2 DTi turbo diesel

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.2 DTi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired18 miles
Most recent distance68500 miles

Summary:

Tough quality workhorse

Faults:

Rear exhaust box replaced at 62,000.

Rear disk brake replaced at 58000 (sticking on).

Alarm sounder replaced.

General Comments:

Quality product - excellent tow car, though a little crude and the ride is poor. It has not been off road.

Handling is superb for the size and type of car.

Zero oil consumption during a year's driving.

Gearbox magnetic drain plugs never have any debris at all on them - unbelievable!

Only down side is that there is some rust on the body.

Fuel consumption can be up to 40 MPG if you drive it with a light foot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2012

2003 Vauxhall Frontera Olympus SWB 2.2 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43300 miles
Most recent distance44500 miles
Previous carSuzuki Jimny

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car. It is in excellent order with no noises or whining.

General Comments:

This car does in no way deserve the bad press that it receives. I drive it 800 miles once a month with no problems. It is comfy and easy to drive.

The only negative is the fuel consumption; I get 350 miles out of 50 quid. Other than that, it's a great buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2009

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews