Zafira is a wanted vehicle and this strong demand keeps residuals up. The Astra-based mechanicals are affordable and easy to maintain, plus fuel economy is good for all engines. The frugal diesel 2.0-litre DTi achieves 44mpg, which is impressive for a seven-seater. Insurance groups are average for the class, with the exception of the GSi, beginning at group 5 for the 1.6-litre.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||109p||£1,339 - £1,709 *|
|Diesel||107p||£1,106 - £1,280 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions. Fuel prices are updated daily.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||20,000 miles.|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£200 - £295
See tax rates for all versions
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Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
Zafira is not particularly environmentally friendly. With an average of 191 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a people carrier. The range is not very frugal, averaging 34 mpg.
Highest and lowest CO2 bands
|Engine||CO2 emissions||VED band||Road tax (12 months)|
1.6 Bi-Fuel Bi-fuel
|167 g/km (Min)||H||£200|
|2.2 Petrol||228 g/km (Max)||K||£295|
Thankfully, there haven’t been any major problems reported by Parker’s users. Buyers should check for a few minor problems - such as trim issues, excessive oil consumption and notchy gearboxes - before purchasing, but otherwise it is very durable.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||Notchy gearboxes and engines that use a little too much oil are common.|
|Other||General interior wear, check operation of seat mechanisms.|