Those cheap Vauxhall Zafira's
Where are they 10k? I’d have a new one for that price.
A few places, Bristol Street Motors is where I first saw them though.Posted 4 years agoamplebrewSubscriber
My wife bought one in March and to be honest it’s been great.
For the money. I don’t think you’ll get a bigger brand new car.
The one complaint I would have would be that it revs quite high if on the motorway and could do with a 6th gear. Not a problem for us though as we don’t have motorways on the Isle Of Man.
I wanted us to get a Berlingo to he honest as I think it’s got more room in the back and is certainly wider. It’s my wife’s car however and she would rather walk than be seen In a Berlingo.
There are a lot of folk quick to criticise Vauxhall’s, but I drove an Astra patrol car for a few years and it never missed a beat; not like some of the current Ford Focus which have needed visits to the workshop.Posted 4 years ago
And it’ll fall to pieces.
So do VW’s.
I’d love to read the T&C’s of the 100k warranty. For instance if in a service they include the ‘critical free safety check’* items as essential to be fitted by them to get a service stamp (that ensures the warranty remains valid) I’d bawk.
*You’re tyres/pads etc are 70% worn sir.
Plus knowing Arnold Clark -they’ll probably pre-reg the car thats new to you and you’ll only find out when you receive the V5 a few weeks later.Posted 4 years agomatthewlhomeMember
it’s the ‘old’ model zafira so i would imagine thats why the prices are good.
Main concern would have to be interacting with a vauxhall dealer. They may just be particularly bad round here but they are terrible for customer service (IMO).
we have vauxhalls at work and to keep the warranty they must be serviced at or before the scheduled dates, and then the warranty must be validated by a vauxhall dealer.Posted 4 years agoWozzaMember
Having driven several Zafiras it’s an experience i’d never like to repeat. Not only is it a Vauxhall and therefore held together with spit and sticky tape, but it’s actually the worst Vauxhall they do.
Let me put it into perspective for you. If cars are countries you would be buying the equivalent North Korea or maybe the Democratic Republic Of Congo.
We bought an ex lease diesel V70 estate with full dealer service history for less than that and it’s a million times bigger and better than the Zafira. Don’t do it… ever.Posted 4 years ago
im a frontera OWNER currently(not through choice)
i concur the zafira is worse…..
the fronteras actually quite good if you take it for what it is … its not a land rover BUT its surprisingly capible in snow and seeing as mines the diesel thats largely an isuzu then that probably accounts for that …. how ever bad it is it beats our golf into a cocked hat – it squeeks alot less than the golf and it has alot more go about it since its not powered by a rubber band.
ALL the petrol ones were woeful in power , fuel , and headgasket failure.Posted 4 years agoRscottMember
might be wrong on the fly wheel but the rest still stands.
I had a astra and had nothing but issues with it mechanicaly and electrical. my local garage runs a 1.6 astra petrol same engine and transmission as the zefira and the only reason he has it as he has so many issues and poor fule economy that he wont sell it to a valued customer.
I am fully converted to the never buying a VX Again, as i had mine replaced 3 times,and had the same issues with all 3Posted 4 years ago
And at £10k, you’ll get nothing else near as that’s basic hatch money.
Although what I havn’t told you, is that I’d be trading practicality with my paid for ’52 330i saloon. Seems though that I’d be swapping that impraticality for a short lived nightmare. Obviously the 330i is a nicer place to be, but the fuel / bills won’t my much cheaper (mines capped at £260). I’m pretty sure from the above comments it’d be 10k badly spent.Posted 4 years agofreeagentMember
My boss just bought one.
It has its faults, but for his 20 mile round trip to work each day (and requirement for a 7 seat bus) it is perfect.
It isn’t great on fuel, it is a sea of slightly cheap looking plastic inside and it isn’t the greatest drive, but 10k for a new 7 seat car with a 100k warranty is a great deal.
If it suits your needs – then why not?Posted 4 years ago
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