Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

We bought the Zafira for it's practicality and seating capacity. On balance it probably hasn't been any worse than most other second hand cars for reliabilty, it has it's niggles, the electrics and brakes aren't great but it has been an ideal family car and the 7 seats sometimes come in very handy. We would happily buy another and would hope for better brakes on the next one.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally good however the front power socket located under the handbrake can be ackward and lack of a dash board tray on then top edge. Would like the rear passenger seats to split 2/1 like the seat backs as when the seats are pushed forward no room for one back seat passenger. The A frame is really large and can hinder visability. However these are minor items.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

In the 4 years that we have owned the car there has only been one issue and that was with a main beam bulb. so far we have only ever had to carry out the regular 12 month service. In the main parts are reasonably priced, but running an mpv on an island (we live in jersey) with stop/start traffic and slow speeds with a 1.8l petrol engine is going to take it's toll.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Most things have been replaced from shocks, all the exhaust, needed the ecu re-done as it was driving like a dog, used a lot of fuel. also the alternater packed up in makro car park! Seems to go through brake pads and disks more than any other car I have had, I guess it is a heavier car but even so. thirsty too, worse than the bmw I had before.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts and drives well.have had problems with brakes...rear discs/etc replaced after 5000 miles.still have heavy usage pads and discs.tyres(front) replaced after18000..now on verge of needing new raplacement again at 29000. Very satisfied...but actual mieage not in line with vauxhalls figures shown in handbook.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Although a people carrier it provides exciting performance that puts a smile on my face yet will carry loads that a saloon vehicle could not do. People do not expect that type of performance from this type of vehicle, great!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

always had fords for work and pleasure.and always let me down
bought a vauxhall zafira for 4000 done 40.000 miles.
now done 120.000 miles and never let me down and never spent a penny on it.
what more could you ask for

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very versaitile car packing good space into a small footprint.
Like the upright seating position and visibility.
Good performance too.
Could do with a some more mpg but get consistently 34/35 mpg overall.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Zafira is a SRI model I bought it for its style and performance plus it is very practical.It can carry seven people or with the seats down go to the tip!
Great car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

a bit thirsty on petrol and terrible not having traction control or stability control, would not but another car without them. otherwise a brilliant car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

One hell of a car, for performance and handling which has seven seats as well, but it is a bit thirsty on petrol but you cant have everything can you...

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Just recently it has been letting me down by losing power. Just about to have work done on it for the first time so I will find out costs involved then.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good solid performer - could have more toys for the money that similar models have as standard eg - cruise control trip computer traction control

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It doesn't handle the snow too well. Just used around town, so fuel costs aren't too bad. as it's motability, parts don't come into our costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

i have the gsi model so good performance the only thing is when you have all 7 seats up there is no space left for luggage and drinks fuel

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good to run around. Very epensive sometimes because I have to maintain it all the time to be able to take my four children.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

When asked how the car was after the first week ii replied can I have the wings so it will fly to the usa. I only pay for fuel.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has proved very practical and reliable. Good driving position and comfort. Reasonable performance and handling for an MPV.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It's perfect, very practical with the kids and has excellent performance when i'm on my own. Car is a Zafira VXR

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've been very impressed with the Zafira B. I had a Zafira A a few years ago and the Zafira B is so much better.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

ideal big car for a family that doesn't cost too much.but it doesn't drive like a minibus like other 7 seaters

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I am stisfied with the fuel consumption. I have not had the car long enough to have incurred any other costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a good car that fulfill smy current requirements - but it's not exciting it gets me tfrom a to b.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Decent handling for a tall car, gear box too stiff, huge boot but rearmost seats awkward to access

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the zafira is a medium car with more space than it should have.it does what it says on the tin.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Oil level ran low without warning causing car to only drive in emergency mode. Generally ok.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a fairly new car that had very little mileage. It passes it's mot every year so far.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A few parts have worn and been replaced but no major issues. The main cost is fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
55-reg , Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent car will replace with different car as my needs have canged

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Ran well utill engine blew up. Heavey on petrol when driven hard.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

More or less what i bought it for, fast family car. Zafira GSi

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Had no trouble with it. On average 10 pound a week on fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Great starter handles road well. Not sure at the momeny.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Great so far - no issues what so ever. As expected.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, good performance and loads of space.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not had it long enough to judge yet. As above.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very good. Usuall for the type of car I think.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good car indeed. Good for running cost.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Value for money motoring for a family of 4

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does exactly what is says on the tin

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what it says on the tin!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Coils and brake cyl failures

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Pretty good. Ok. Not bad.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does its job well.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Not very exciting

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Functional

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Na. A.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5