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Vauxhall Zafira (2005–2014)

Last updated 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018

Report by reader who got 461,000 miles out of his Vauxhall Zafira A with few problems of subsequently getting 471,000 miles out of a Zafira B similarly successfully.

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Introduction

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

4
Load lugger
4
Ok for the price
1
dreadful bluetooth, dreadful customer service
3
spartan
5
Amazing value for £11k
MTD
3
Solid and very practical but niggly problems.
 

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