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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:54 PM

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Saw this model at a roadshow in Toa Payoh Hub today. Was attracted to the looks and instrument. The model comes in 1.8 MTA and 2.2 A.

The pricing for the 1.8 MTA is advertised at $82688 on the website but $69xxx on Sat paper.

Anyone driving the car? How does it compare with Toyota Wish and the new Honda Stream?

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:18 PM

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Not sure if they've sold any 1.8's yet but it's on my "must check out soon" list.... smile.gif
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:28 PM

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Let's hope they don't have the same attitude towards test drives as the last time...
 
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:32 PM

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$69k is after rebates...

I'ver never drove any but it is a class above Wish and Stream in terms of material quality and equipment, as most likely handling. That fancy roof is also unique. The new VVT engine is good but FC, may not be as good compared to Wish and Stream due to heavier body.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:41 AM

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Test Drove Zafira B, quite good car. But you need 3 people in middle row to get out to get two more into the back row. And when it rains.....saw new Stream in Japan. I would wait until trying that before deciding. Also coming to SG is Chevolet Captiva, 7 seater SUV, also worth looking at before deciding. Chevy makes the 5 seater captiva for Opel to be sold as Antara.

However, a good bet might be a used Odessey.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:40 AM

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"...after rebates..." ?

You mean there's creative acconting at work here again? With all its rivals priced in the 60-ish range (eg., Wish, Stream, Edix, etc.), why can't they just say it's $69k, for heavens' sake shakehead.gif
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:49 AM

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European styling would be key factor in sale of Zafira,which was popular as a mid size mpv,but slightly higher priced than
Wish or Stream.For the 2.2 A , might as well take the Ody or Grandis.

Another contender is VW Touran aka taxi
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:51 AM

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Most dealer post after rebate or lowest possible price.
Its a bait
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:54 AM

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Well, if anything great I can say about the Touran, it's that it makes its rivals look really good value - unless things have changed, the last time I asked, they were charging about $90k for the 1.6FSI... hur.gif

And we were just complaining how poor value the 2.2 Zafira was....and we haven't even touched on the aesthetics yet laugh.gif
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:54 AM

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Let's hope they don't have the same attitude towards test drives as the last time...


Attitude? What attitude? rolleyes.gif
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:06 PM

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Drove one in the UK - 1.6 Manual, which was underpowered ...

1.5 tonnes - smaller but heavier than a PICNIC.

Decent ride and handling but not great refinement.

Mazda 5 and Honda Stream both weigh 150 kg less for about the same size.
Both will perform better and drink less

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:32 PM

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I believe the present 1.8MTA Zafi is pretty alright.. nod.gif

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:37 AM

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Dear all,

I drove the 1.8 MTA and the 2.2A. Need to get use to the MTA but the 2.2A comes in naturally as a traditional auto=transmission.

Wonder if anyone may be able to compare it with the Grand Scenic (which I believe is a 7-seater too)

Thank you.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

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Hello,

I am currently driving a rental Opel Zafira 1.9CDTI in Austria. The torque of the engine is mind-blowing. The power and torque characteristics of the engine are able to propel the car with no problem. However, this model will never make it on the roads in Singapore due to our road tax structure.

The seating system is innovative. It can be a 5 or 7 seater. However the rear 2 seats are best left for kids or adults who are not taller than 1.7m.

My main gripe with this car: Constant rattles at the dashboard area. This is not I will expect from a 5 month old car with less than 17,000km on its odometer. The construction of the centre console is the main cause of the rattling problem. Take a look at the number of adjacent plastic panels used in the construction and the answer is not difficult to adduce.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:57 AM

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Hi,

Thanks for the feedback.

I have just booked a Renault Grand Scenic, after some considerations. Looking toward a successful COE bidding.

Cheers!
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:51 AM

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You are welcome. Enjoy your new ride.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:08 PM

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Just tried the Zafira 1.8 today.

the drive is great!

but does anyone know whether the maintenance for the car is high?

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:14 PM

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I test drive the zafira 1.8 too today because they don't have the vectra 1.8 which I'm interested in. I was told it comes with 1st 3 yrs free servicing (labour & material, except wear & tear)

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:14 PM

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I'm afraid the maintainance is quite high from what i gather from other owners. i was previously looking at opel meriva but decided not to buy due to its potentially higher running costs

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:28 PM

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My friend's Zafira recently needs a fuel injectors rail change bcoz the engine can suddenly die on the road at anytime.
Cost $2k approximate, she gave up and sold away the car. laugh.gif
I think it is a nice car, but prepare to spend for maintenance.


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