2004 Vauxhall Zafira LS 1.8i 16v from UK and Ireland
Good for carrying 7, not so good on economy, performance, customer satisfaction and overall finish
The paintwork is thin, two coats at best and therefore any stone chip or touches on the car from contact with a bike, bag, another vehicle's door, show up all the more. Several stone chips appeared from motorway journeys, costing too much to have remedied.
The cradle holding the spare wheel externally is far too easy to manipulate from outside the vehicle, and as a result the spare wheel is taken with ease, a common problem that has been happening to owners like myself since 1999.
Needed to replace rear wiper and found it is one of the most difficult tasks to do, for a layman and an experienced mechanic. One manufacturer outlet wouldn't aid at all in removing it and I had to improvise.
Economy is not suitable, full tank goes down by the third day and by the current prices you spend £20-£30 a week re-fueling.
The extra 2 seats that make 7 when unfolded are easily done.
For a 1.8i 16v engine, it lacks the expected power for when you want to move quite rapidly. The engine size seems to relate to achievable distance rather than power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st August, 2005