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Vauxhall Zafira (2005–2014)

Last updated 13 June 2019

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 29 May 2019

R/2019/082: Movement of the wiring harness connector to the fan speed resistor can in rare circumstances lead to electrical stress. Affects models between November 2004 and November 2014.

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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

Owners' reviews

Load lugger
Ok for the price
dreadful bluetooth, dreadful customer service
Amazing value for £11k

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