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Vauxhall Zafira (2005 - 2014)

Last updated 19 April 2015

Compact yet can house seven people. Rearmost seats fold into floor. More versatile mid-row seating than previous model. Excellent diesel auto.
Spare wheel is vulnerable to theft. Some build quality concerns. Potential catastrophes with 1.9 diesel engine. Avoid any 1.9 diesels more than 6 years old as a used buy.
Updated 19 April 2015

2009 Zafira 1.9 diesel pretty much fell to bits at 73k miles. First the turbo failed, then the little ends failed necessitating a new engine, then, 20 miles after the engine was replaced the transmission...

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This test is to answer an often-asked question. The World isn't exactly overflowing with 7-seater diesel automatics. So is the new Zafira diesel auto any good?

It's up against the Touran DSG, the forthcoming new Sharan DSG, the forthcoming new Galaxy 1.8 diesel automatic, the last of the old Shalambra diesel automatics. And that's about it.

Vauxhall Zafira Diesel Automatic 2006 Road Test

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Amazing value for £11k

On 22 March 2015

Solid and very practical but niggly problems.

On 16 October 2014


On 29 August 2014

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