Written on: 12/06/2010
When I bought my fronters, I was not to impressed by the stering , a little bit to light, till I got used to it, now I love it, use it to tow a caravan, brilliant, struggles a little on the hills, but gets there no problem, use it on the fields fantastic,also got an Audi A4, which one I prefar, well , you guess (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
We bought a 1994 model to tow our caravan after owning a 3 door Frontera Sport. They are excellent tow cars with good pulling power. The build quality is good so even if you do buy an oldie, you should have a good workshorse. We had a Range Rover prior to our Fronteras and that was so thirsty on petrol it had to go. By comparison, the Fronteras are a much better ride aswell.
We have been so impressed that we now have a newer 2.2 'facelift' model which is equally as good, although slightly... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008
My present Frontera, a 3:2 V6 Petrol has it all, Leather, Air-con. Radio/CD, Spots, Side runners, Adjustable steering wheel etc. My 6th Frontera, but by far the Best.
Also,mustn't forget the SWITCHED 2 to 4 < in Motion>system. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2006 by Bob Esler
We bought our 2.2DTI Frontera new in 2002. It is our third Frontera and the best so far. The old 2.5TDS had great torque and was quicker but the new engine is more refined and has better mpg. We have taken the car to France on 3 trips and the cabin space is great. The huge boot eats up luggage and boxes of wine on the return. We use the car on the farm for towing and it excells when hitched up. Took two big cows to market and out pulled 2.8 Shogun over the hill. Have recently had new... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by djmike2006 (1 review written)
I've got an M reg 2ltr sport. Not amazingly fast, but plenty fast enough. If you want performance get an Astra!
Good looking, great fun, and very reliable.
I do all my own servicing - so costs peanuts to run.
Styling is unique, and i'm never gonna get rid of mine. Why would I want to?
To anyone who's maybe looking to get one, do not dally around, get out there and buy one!
Just do all the normal used car checks first... I promise you will not be disappointed! (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2005 by the gazman (1 review written)
I picked up my P-97 Vauxhall Frontera 2.2 LWB 4x4 with only 64k on the clock for 5k. The body is mint, Spectral Blue paint job (nice colour) when I had this motor I had it fully serviced inc cam belt + rollers, all fluids replaced, new tyres and put a few bits on it to brighten the look up a bit. Done 10k miles when the cam belt snapped @80 on the M27 resulting in totaling a perfectly good engine, I had it recovered and sent to vauxhall for inspection where they told me the belt had not been... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2004 by deanla51
I have an X reg Vauxhall Frontera, that hasn't let me down so far. I had a crash where a guy crashed into the back of my towbar and it stood that. The car is rather good and as I picked mine up for ten grand I am rather pleased with it. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2004 by Stephie
Taste is individual but my Vauxhall Frontera 2.0 Sport 4x4 is great. We tow with it very adequately, have rescued cars from the tide in Cornwall with the 4wd, used it open top on any warm day, and my kids have more leg room than they would get in a limo. When we bought the car I had to sell my husband the benefits as he wanted a BMW, he grudgingly gave in and is now converted. I sold cars for years before having kids and so have a good idea of what reviews the Frontera was getting. This... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2004 by jo bloggs (1 review written)
Altogether i really like the look of my 1997 2.2 Vauxhall Frontera 4x4, but as soon as i picked it up the first thing that struck me was the complete lack of power.
The most worrying thing is when you are at a junction and see a gap that you think you can get out of but cant risk it incase it does its usual and completely loses all power and struggles to even move.
Parts are quite reasonable as we just had the brakes done and that only cost 80 quid!
Overall i like the car but i really wish... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2004 by erkut (1 review written)
I've had a Vauxhall frontera 2 door for 5 years 2.0 R reg had no problem with in that time, except a few accidents. It was a strong car until the last hit, now it is scraped. Next day I bought Vauxhall Frontera 2.2RS 2 door 16V. So far so good. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2004 by jonesra (1 review written)
I have just traded in a Vauxhall Frontera (M reg) after only 3 months. It was very comfortable inside and didn't have a patch of rust.
Mr Frontera was costing me a fortune to use as a run-around.
I travelled about 17 miles a day every day and it was costing me £55 per week every week. Yes ! I did have it serviced, which incidently cost me £170 for a basic oil/air filter and window wiper blades.
The most important point I would like to make though is that in wet/snowy weather it slipped... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2004 by divedog (2 reviews written)
I`ve owned my Frontera (2.0 Niagra Sport) for 3 years & 20k(67k on the clock now), and apart from servicing & tyre replacements it`s been ace. The biggest problem for me has been the lack of luggage space. I was going to buy a Freelander, but have decided to get a LWB Diesel Frontera now.
Buy one, but make sure it has a good service history. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2003 by adam01 (1 review written)
IV HAD MY Vauxhall Frontera 2.2 16v ABS LWB 4X4 M REG 2DOOR FOR 2MTHS NOW AND AM VERRY HAPPY.BUT WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I WAS WORRIED ON THE STEARING AS IT SOMETIMES GO'S A LITTLE SIDE TO SIDE ON THE MOTORWAY,BUT I HAD IT ALL CHECK OUT AND IT WAS A1.IT'S ONE OF FRONTERAS LITTLE THINGS AS THE STEARING IS A NOT THE SAME AS A NORMAL CAR,ECT.
BUT NOW USED TO IT.EVERY LOOKS AT YOU AS DRIVING A 4X4 IT THE THING A ROUND MY AREA .I JUST LOVE IT NEED I SAY ANY MORE (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2003 by Richard.
I have a '99 Diesel Automatic Limited Estate with Sun Roof. Silver. Prior to this I had a '96 Diesel manual Estate.
This car is 100% improvement on the '96 model. Much less like a truck. It is great looking even though the design is old. It has done 52,000 miles and has served us well. The first four years of it's life it was my company car, then I bought it.
Main issue is it has a history of major failures. Specifically, in chronological order...
1 - Electric Sun Roof packed up. Needed... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2003 by lee.
i've had a vauxhall frontera for 2 years now and there's no problems with it. I haven't spent much on it. It has loads of extras. It's a 1993 k reg with 95,000 miles on it. Best jeep around (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2003 by boof.
I had an older one which was horrendous and this is just so much a better car. I love it and if you have the money buy one and try one. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2002 by Chris.
i have had my Vauxhall Fronty for over a year now and apart from the normal service items, (brakes etc) i have had no major expence on it. As soon as i got it (67k on it) i changed the cam belt and roller kit, serviced it and the old beast has never let me down!
I tow a 1200kg caravan with mine and it doesn't really know it's there. Also i can still beat an xr3i from the lights (not that impressive but it is a 1900kg car!). Off road again i can't complain due to the fact that i have never... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2002 by Leo.
The 2.2 16 valve engine on the Vauxhall Frontera is far too small for that big "jeep".
The interior is bland. Uncomforable ride. Very hard suspension. Fuel economy for that size engine could be better. Expensive to maintain. Unreliable. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2002 by Frank E.
I've had my Vauxhall Frontera 2.2 16v ABS LWB now for around 7 months without a hitch. I've used it to tow my speed boat around, carry my mates and usual town/motorway driving.
However i've never really used it off road so i couldn't comment on that area, but i have got exactly what i wanted from this car.
Interior could be a bit more up to scratch but that's about it. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2002 by scum.
This Vauxhall Frontera 2.2l 16v LWB was the worst vehicle ever. I bought a 97 model with 80,000 miles. I had a mechanic pick over it with a tooth combe. We changed all tyres, all brake discs and pads, General purpose belt pulleys and tensioners, cam belt and pulleys and tensioners, dismantled and rebuilt the tailgate, lights, new exhaust manifold etc. It was serviced regularly. but....the ECU light flickered on now and then (error code - engine knocking). Dealer could never solve it. When... (read more)
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