2010 Vauxhall Zafira Design 1.8 petrol

Summary:

Good family car

Faults:

General wear and tear such as oil changes and belts changed.

Brakes discs and calipers done.

Heater system checked and repaired - very important this is done on all these Zafira cars as it may result in a fire which you probably heard about in the press a couple of years ago. All have probably been recalled and fixed by now, but double check if you are thinking of buying a Zafira that this has been done.

General Comments:

The spacious, airy, excellent designed cabin was why I bought this car - Good visibility and lots of room and storage areas, a genuine 5 seater in comfort, but the 7 seater option is really only for kids; at a push you could get 7 adults in though.

The 1.8 petrol is a good all rounder with decent acceleration and does close to 40 MPG if you drive carefully. Handles pretty well for a large family car, and gear change and brakes feel tight.

Design model is near top of range and has lots of equipment. Looks nice in a dark colour with tinted windows and alloy wheels. Handbrake is rather strange - it is a massive lever. Still, it is better than those electronic button handbrakes that are on most modern cars.

Overall not got much more to say about, it is what it is, just a good all round family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2017