2001 Vauxhall Zafira Reviews - Page 2 of 7

2001 Vauxhall Zafira elegance from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Faults:

Could anybody help with finding the reversing light switch and which fuse feeds it as the lights have packed up.

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2007

2001 Vauxhall Zafira Comfort 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great for families and people who know what they like

Faults:

Nothing at all,

General Comments:

Very practical car with loads of Value for money. Recommend for those who can handle owning quality without the flashy badge and price tag!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2005

2001 Vauxhall Zafira Club 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

A versatile, well thought out, small MPV.

Faults:

Spare wheel was stolen.

Engine ran out of oil.

General Comments:

This car is one of the smallest MPVs, but is cleverly designed to make the most of all the space it has. With it's versatile seating configuration, it successfully manages to be an occasional 7-seater.

My 1.6 engine is comparatively economical to run, regularly achieving 35 miles per gallon.

It probably isn't the most glamorous car to look at, but personally that was not a consideration I made when buying it.

My only major criticism is its vulnerable spare wheel. Mine was stolen.

Prior to purchase, I was a little concerned that a 1.6 engine would be insufficient for a car of this size, but following a test drive, I am more than happy with my purchase. It has never let me down on pulling power or overtaking.

If I was looking to replace my car, I would definitely consider another Zafira. I think that they are brilliant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2005

16th Feb 2006, 04:36

I have just bought a 2001 zafria and am happy with it, however the spear wheel thing bothers me a little. watch this space!

2001 Vauxhall Zafira Club 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired47350 miles
Most recent distance49750 miles
Previous carChrysler PT Cruiser

Summary:

An excellent choice of car for a growing family, 100% recommended

Faults:

Nothing as yet, even if it does go wrong, it's a Vauxhall and it will not cost the earth to repair.

We also have a Vauxhall Cavalier, which is although getting on a bit, it too is very reliable.

That's another reason why we got the Zafira, owing to Vauxhall building reliable dependable cars.

General Comments:

We have wanted a Zafira, for some time now, since they first appered back in 1999.

Even though we have owned it for a short time, maybe I cannot give a true and accurate assumption of my ownership. But it all bodes well, everything regarding the Zafira is great, we cannot fault the car at all.

Vauxhall certainly produced a winner, and it is no wonder that the Zafira has won numerous awards, we are 100% happy with it.

The 1600cc engine is brilliant, it combines fuel economy, and performance a snail it's certainly not, you don't even have to 'rev the thing either.

The handling is brilliant, you kind of forget your driving a relatively large car, and you find yourself chucking it about on country lanes. But yet The suspension/steering has been so well thought out that you are almost compelled to push on.

Even so it does not come out in a sweat, you point it, and it goes, it is a very confident drive.

The interior is a master stroke, the 'flex 7' is excellent, so adaptable the interior feels huge, but yet no larger than an Astra estate. Although it would be fair to say it is more of a large 'six' seater car, than a seven. The centre middle row person would be slightly crushed, it could be done, but rather them than me.

We have found that Road and tyre noise are really hushed, at any speed, on any road surface, even above the legal motorway limit. Before we purchased I had read a lot of reviews whom regarded the Zafira as 'noisy' the review did apply more to the smaller engined Zafira, this claim I feel does not apply.

Our previous car/cars were down right horrible at most speeds, a conversation was hard work, a steady 65 mph was in order. But that does not apply, with the Zafira, I will have to take it easy, I still have a clean driving license. We will have no problem driving from County Durham, to the likes of Dorset/Cornwall when on our camping 'Hols.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2005

16th Jun 2006, 03:32

Does anyone else have a petrol Zafira that uses a LARGE amount of engine oil. I know that the diesels' do use OIL, but our petrol is a nightmare. It pretty much drinks the stuff, it might as well have a hole in the sump.

Quote from original reviewer.

HELP ANYONE...

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 25 reviews