Review: Vauxhall Zafira (1999 – 2005)


Packs seven people into a short length. Rearmost seats fold into floor.

Fairly bricklike styling. Centre rear seat is a single bench.

Recently Added To This Review

20 September 2018

Report of Vauxhall Zafira A reaching 461,000 miles with few problems until 'retired' in 2002. Read more

13 April 2018

Report that 2003 Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 needed three oil pressure switches in three months and they all leak. Read more

1 January 2005 Expression model added to the range

Height and reach adjustable steering wheel on Expression and Life models from 2005 model year. Life also gets standard CD player. Read more

Vauxhall Zafira (1999 – 2005): At A Glance

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My son's car was hit and the insurer wants to write it off - can he insist on it being repaired?

While stationary, the door of my son's 15 yr old Vauxhall Zafira was hit by another driver trying to manoeuvre. The insurance want to write it off, but it's a reliable car and he has a young family who need transport. He can't replace it for the insurance value. Can he insist on the car being repaired? Are there any other options?
You should be able to replace the vehicle for the market value placed, if you cannot, dispute the market value. If the repair cost are less than the market value, you can insist on it being repaired. Alternatively ask for a cash in lieu settlement at the cost of repair up to the market value.
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