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Zafira or a Ford Galaxy

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Stuck on the 2 above cars. I would like to buy one which is about 3 years old.
I know the Galaxy is a lot more money but holds it's value more than the Zafira.
Galaxy seems to be more comfortable and spacious but insurance is also higher.
Would like to hear your thoughts about these cars.


Many thanx in advance
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
zafira wins for me.7 seats fold down to five easily where as galaxy seats have to be removed.
cheaper insurance.also u can fool the car wash people and get it cleaned for a cheaper
price. ha ha.
#2
Afraid I have no idea, but if you haven't already ruled it out a Chrysler Voyager is very nice.
#3
I agree, had a Zafira and it was excellent!
#4
Ha, I have EXACTLY the same dilemma although I'm looking at older ones.

The VW Sharan is also on my shortlist with the above two.
#5
The Galaxy seats fold into the floor, all the rear seats fold completely flat and it carries objects just over 2mtrs in length. We have just sold ours - it was an '07 and we miss the huge carrying capacity!! It was like a mini Transit van to us, we carried home a complete Ikea kitchen (flatpack) in the back of it with no problems whatsoever. Ours was a 2.0L diesel and hubby says it was extremely torquey. Handles really well, averaged 45mpg.

Hope this helps with your decision making.

In the old model the seats had to be removed - think it was '06.
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#7
TUSSFC
Ha, I have EXACTLY the same dilemma although I'm looking at older ones.

The VW Sharan is also on my shortlist with the above two.


The VW Sharan is almost identical to the Ford Galaxy... Only minor differences in the interior..
#8
used to work on the motorway servicing SOS phones - we used Zafira's - great on diesel and had the power to get off the hard shoulder fast.. plus shed loads of space for all the tools and eqpt..

Zafira - Hands down :)
#9
What about a Ford Smax? I have one:thumbsup:
banned#10
I have a Zafira and would not buy another. Wished I'd part ex'd it when I bought my new car. In fact, I'd never buy another Vauxhall. When the engine warning light came on a couple of years ago, I rang a local garage that had been recommended and explained the fault.... his reply, "which Vauxhall iss it you have sir". I was shocked! He said that 9 out of 10 cars he had in with engine warning lights were vauxhall!

I wasn't inpressed on paying £200 to change the dashboard light bulb either!

The Galaxy is more spacious, though the Zafira is quite good in that front (with seats folded down). Probably wise to expand the options, but just eliminate the Zafira.

Anyone want to buy a 2001 Zafira 1600 club? :w00t:
#11
Thanks for the replies, seems to be good and bad on both cars.We know from looking at the cars, that from 1996 the back 2 seats now fold flat on the Galaxy so therefore no need to remove the seats as in previous models.Did not mention that we are after a manual diesel.Went into the car shop in Swindon but they blew it with their over the top sales tactics. We were thinking of going to the Car Giant in London but heard they were the same, anyone been or had dealings with these before?

Hope you find the right car TUSSFC, also with the Sharan the 2 back seats have to be removed and do not fold flat like the older Galaxy. The Seat Alhambra is also like this so thats a contender for you!
#12
i get alot of company hire cars lately and find vauxhalls seats very uncomfortable after 30 mins after driving. dont have that probelm with fords or volkswagen.

i found the zafira seats ok but the pedals seemed strange and afected my sitting position
#13
No experience of the Galaxy but was in similar position to you last year.

Bought an 06 Zafira, 32 months old with 33,000 on clock.

I'm really happy with it & have had no problems (apart from fuse blowing when windscreen wash is frozen).

The rear 2 seats are super quick to put up & down & I've had 2 adults in the back seats on a journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh - both said they were comfier than expected.

When i was looking to buy I couldnt find more bang for my buck. I would buy the same again.

btw - Paid £5300, private sale, 1 owner from new (who was moving abroad) - it is the 1.6 petrol version - would have preferred a diesel but happy to go with petrol for the price.

Just paid £180 for years fully comp (protected) insurance.
#14
Tomb
No experience of the Galaxy but was in similar position to you last year.

Bought an 06 Zafira, 32 months old with 33,000 on clock.

I'm really happy with it & have had no problems (apart from fuse blowing when windscreen wash is frozen).

The rear 2 seats are super quick to put up & down & I've had 2 adults in the back seats on a journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh - both said they were comfier than expected.

When i was looking to buy I couldnt find more bang for my buck. I would buy the same again.

btw - Paid £5300, private sale, 1 owner from new (who was moving abroad) - it is the 1.6 petrol version - would have preferred a diesel but happy to go with petrol for the price.

Just paid £180 for years fully comp (protected) insurance.


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#15
Update............ just had a test drive in a 58 plate 1.9cdti sri Zafira seemed very nice 28,000 miles £13,100.
Skurray's garage would give £1500 on my Mondeo 1.8 zetec. They would also fit the spare wheel cage and spare wheel.
#16
If you can't afford a Dodge, dodge a Ford.. :thumbsup:

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