Zafira or Touran??

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Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 09:48

Post by MoptopFri, 21st Apr 2017, 9:48am

Hi all.
Need a bigger car, wife wants a Zafira, I want a 2litre diesel VW Touran.
How do I convince her? Anyone had any experience with either?
By all accounts the Touran is more reliable than the Zafira.
I don't have a P.H.D. but I do have a pee each day.

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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 10:03

Post by roryeggontoastFri, 21st Apr 2017, 10:03am

I had a touran for years much better engineered and very reliable definitely the better of the two + there is still a problem with zafira's catching fire spontaneously.
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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 10:04

Post by craigusFri, 21st Apr 2017, 10:04am

Having had both I would go for the Touran.
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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 10:18

Post by jcc90Fri, 21st Apr 2017, 10:18am

I have to disagree iv got a 1.8 diesel zafira and all the recalls on them about catching fire are free plus its only certain models and years. very good car and a lot of space.

I have never had a touran so don't have an opinion on that.

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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 11:16

Post by skirbeckFri, 21st Apr 2017, 11:16am

I've got a 2003 Zafira, had it over 5 years now, it's a real workhorse!

I've never a vw of any sort and never plan to either, as I use a small local garage for servicing & repairs on car and van, & Vauxhall is one of the cheaper brands to maintain.
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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 12:33

Post by Care7akerFri, 21st Apr 2017, 12:33pm

mmm vauxhall or volkswagan! no brainer, if you want a cheap throw away car that may even self combust before you have to pay a scrapie to take it and has absoulutley no kudos or kerb appeal get vauxhall, you want well built well equipped good looking and good resale volkswagen! i recently sold my vauxhall before you call me a hater, and yea the value was almost nothing despite it being in ok condition. it was reliable though but that means nothing the next one of the line could of been a dog its hit and miss. do some research of course, whats the running service costs what are owners saying about both etc, and most of all dont rush into the first car you see.

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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 12:36

Post by Care7akerFri, 21st Apr 2017, 12:36pm

forgot to add watch out with diesel, you do know the government are about to start mugging diesel owners all over the country, bound to happen as they encouraged everyone to get them...

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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 12:38

Post by Care7akerFri, 21st Apr 2017, 12:38pm

skirbeck wrote:
Fri, 21st Apr 2017, 11:16am
I've got a 2003 Zafira, had it over 5 years now, it's a real workhorse!

I've never a vw of any sort and never plan to either, as I use a small local garage for servicing & repairs on car and van, & Vauxhall is one of the cheaper brands to maintain.
another reason to watch out for this car, great workhorse! lots are used this way and then cleaned up to sell as family cars without you ever knowing, you wont see a touran being used this way.

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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 12:40

Post by omega1987Fri, 21st Apr 2017, 12:40pm

Get the Vauxhall over the VW. Voltswagen reliability is a mith, just look at the reliability surveys to see how terrible they really are.
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Re: Zafira or Touran??

Apr 2017 21 13:12

Post by MoptopFri, 21st Apr 2017, 1:12pm

Thanks for the replies.
I heard the rumours about the government penalising diesel owners.
I researched it and it seems they will charge more to go into London city centre and some other cities. Is this the only thing or is there more stuff they'll bring in to penalise diesel? I don't go into London much so that wouldn't really bother me.
I don't have a P.H.D. but I do have a pee each day.

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