2003 Vauxhall Zafira Elegance 2.0 DTi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Excellent and reliable runner
I always wanted to buy a Zafira, as they are what I needed, as I have 4 kids.
The day I bought the car, I was on the motorway doing 70 mph, and yes the EMS light came on and the computer switched to limp home mode. After pulling over and switching off, then restarting, it was fine for a couple of weeks, then did it again on the motorway. Vauxhall didn't listen to me when I explained what was happening, and did diagnostics without asking and then tried to charge me 45 quid, which I didn't pay for as I didn't ask for this. Then they tried to charge me 600 quid to have the car in and change the turbo. (I'm a mechanic myself so knew the turbo wasn't faulty). After heated words at the garage, I got a new EGR valve and fitted it, thus eliminating the problem.
Since fitting the new valve, I've had no problems with the car. Excellent runner and bloody quick off the mark after installing a Superchip and getting the turbo serviced.
Never take your car to Vauxhall, always go to a small garage as Vauxhall manipulate you into paying rip off prices.
Interior isn't much to speak about, but is comfy for long drives.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2009
I wonder if anyone can help? Any idea how many miles should I get out of Vauxhall Zafira Club 2.0 DTi on 52 reg?
It is only doing me between 25-30 mpg, which I think far too low.
Any idea or advice?
Hi there, I have a 1.9 DTi, and mine is doing around 45 to the gallon... you are either driving it to hard, or if not that, I would expect you are in limp mode; maybe you need a new EGR valve, easy job to do yourself.
I bought a 2004 2.0 DTi Astravan from a Vauxhall dealer in 2006. I drove it home and the spanner light came on. I took it to Vauxhall under warranty; they stuck it on their machine, told me it was the EGR valve and that it wasn't covered, They even tried charging me for the diagnosis. I bought one from ebay for £205 and fitted it myself, much cheaper than the £563 quoted by Vauxhall. After this it has always run perfect.