2003 Vauxhall Zafira Design 1.8i from UK and Ireland
It is perhaps the best car that I have ever owned
After 8 months, the roller blind luggage cover failed to retract. It was replaced under warranty, and that is all so far.
The build quality is very good and they have a splendid reliability record.
I chose the Zafira for its ease of entry and exit.The Zafira offers this ease of entry and egress and it is extremely supportive in its seating position on long journeys.
The gutsy 1.8i engine has coped with everything we have asked of it so far and does so satisfyingly economically, returning in the region of 38 - 40 mpg overall.
Several holidays have passed without incident and the Zafira has never failed to satisfy, always giving us a smooth and comfortable roomy ride with ample luggage carrying capacity too.
We have regularly shifted fairly large loads and there is plenty of room in the back with the seats folded to accommodate freezers and the like and be able to close the rear door.
Although there is the superb Flex-7 rear seating arrangement available, we haven't so far needed to use it except for once when a friend's large family of youngsters demanded a road test in this configuration. They just loved it! The system is simplicity itself to set up.
Now that a touring caravan is on the shopping list, Zafira will be fitted with a manufacturers tow bar and I'm sure that she will perform well towing too.
It is perhaps the best car that I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2004
23rd Mar 2005, 13:21
The Zafira a great car... now I do have to agree with, we have just bought one.
Our on-going experiences with an aging Cavalier, Vauxhall build great cars, which are very reliable, and well built. But even if they do go wrong, they do not cost the earth to repair.
I have wanted a Zafira, for some time now, but our funds could not stretch that far. That is until now, the wait has not been in vain... we are really happy with it.
21st Jun 2007, 08:37
I too have a 1.8 Zafira, and I am wondering how did you get on with using it as a towing vehicle?