2005 Vauxhall Zafira Design 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland
Very minor - the INSP (service due) warning has always come on as you start the engine - I guess it was never set - I will know when it has done 20000 miles for the first service by looking at the mileage!
Windscreen washers sometimes do not work - no they are not empty or frozen!
It seems very slow after the Mondeo diesel, but it cranks up OK on the motorway. Very roomy and quiet. Love the way the seats move around/configure.
Main rear seat not that comfortable, but lots of leg room with it right back.
Good to drive - good driving position. Company car, but my Wife drives it a lot - she loves it. Easier to park than the Mondy - due to driving position - also seems to have a very small turning circle like a London taxi. Interior is a bit dull, but I like the white dials in the 'Design' they light up orange at night like a Rover 75, which is a bit classy. (Small things...)
The Kids like it as their mates can come out with us - oh and the Dog.
I have seen pictures of the forthcoming new Zafira, and I have to say I do not like it as much as the present one. Maybe it will look better in the metal.
Will update when things start to go wrong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th April, 2005
20th Apr 2005, 12:21
We love our Zafira too, it's a really great car. We wanted the turbo diesel, but unfortunately funds would not stretch that far.
Our friends bought a Zafira... within a week of ours... after only having rode in it just the once, they liked it that much, but... a diesel!!
We have found our Zafira, a whole load better than our previous car, and if I was to pick faults, it really would be trivial.
You have commented on the new Zafira, I ain't that sure also. But I have seen one of those 'spy' photos of one, and it did look better, the body looked really beefy.
Although I have to admit the current Zafira still sails my boat, at least at present.
NB: Great review...