2007 Vauxhall Zafira Club 1.9 TDI turbo diesel
Big, noisy and airy
Vehicle dropping into safety mode when being driven.
The car is designed to car a large family and that's what it does best, plenty of headroom and luggage space (Until rear seats are put up and then you could just about get a laptop in the boot)
The Zafira will cruise happily at 70mph on the motorway, but don't expect to hear what people in the rear are saying to you, the interior does not lend itself to lengthy conversations due to road noise and the general acres of air space in the vehicle!
The rear seats will accommodate adults up to around 5'6" in height comfortably, so the car can be used a small minibus if required?
Engine does not have the dip in first gear that was so common on 2.2i diesel engine previously in the Vectra and therefore getting away from lights is much smoother.
If you are over 5'8" tall, then your left knee is going to hit the center consul when you are driving and if you wish to push the seat back and stretch your legs during a break forget it.
My wife finds the aircraft style handbrake a nightmare to use, must admit its not been an issue for me?
The diesel engine is very economical and at 160grms one of the lowest in the fleet market currently.
First major issue:
First serviced two weeks ago, now dropping into safety mode at 1000 rpm when going along, going in today for repair (No issues until serviced at 13,000 miles)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th April, 2008