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Car advice - Vauxhall or not? (Zafira Tourer)

 
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MaFt
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Car advice - Vauxhall or not? (Zafira Tourer) Reply with quote

So, the trusty MaFtMobile (2006 Focus) is reaching the end of it's life - engine etc is mostly OK but the body is getting more and more rust (needed to tape over some sharp edges to get it through it's MOT - wasn't worth spending £400 on replacing the whole wing when the car is worth about £500-£700 max).

I've always had Fords and fine them reliable and cheap to maintain however, I've seen a Vauxhall Zafira Tourers that pretty much ticks all the boxes - but I've not had Vauxhall before and don't know anyone with one...

So, does anyone here have a 2013 (ish) Zafira Tourer that could give me a few things to look out for? Are they reliable? Cheap/expensive to maintain? Any particular things I should avoid?

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure it's had all its recalls to stop it catching fire !

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check 1, has it had the official heater controller fix that stops it catching fire.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, not something I'd been aware of. Looking at this though it doesn't affect this model:
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/your-vauxhall-zafira-could-fire-12959598

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The problem only affects Zafiras from 2005 to 2014 with manual air-conditioning. So if you own a Mk1 Zafira, the current Tourer or any model with auto climate control, you’re in the clear.


It's the Tourer I'm looking at and is full climate control rather than manual air-con.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Check 1, has it had the official heater controller fix that stops it catching fire."


Wow! I didn't even know it caught fire.
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