2004 Vauxhall Zafira Elegance 2.0 DTi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
You put up with a lot when it is a company car
In first year gear box stuck. It was repaired under warranty. Then had problems with the EMS light coming on and the car slowing down. This was usually sorted by stopping the car and restarting it. Later had problems with clutch slipping. Had to have new one fitted. Then car completely conked out. Problem was due to some sensor in the engine.
Recently we have had difficulty in starting the car.
The EMS light has also stayed on for a while before going out. Last outing it started with difficulty. Stopped the car to go shopping. It would not re start. RAC recovered it to a garage. Gave EMS codes to the garage. Garage said that codes were not giving correct diagnosis, and there is probably a problem with the EMS. Vauxhall quoted me for a new one, £2600 in all. When I said this was a little excessive, seeing as otherwise, after everything else being replaced/fixed, the car worked very well - he said - now listen to me darlin... I might add we have just bought a Volkswagen as our main car, not a Vauxhall. I just regret that we didn't ditch the Zafira on part exchange. If only I had read this web site earlier.
Good concept, pity the car is a bag of -----
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd February, 2011