People carriers, especially with 7 seats are cool and I don’t care what you say.

As many of you will know, a couple of months ago our family car went in for it’s MOT and never came back out. After a week or so of wondering what we were going to do, a friend almost angel-like came to our rescue with a great offer.

A little back story. 

Before Donetta and I met I managed to bag myself a Vauxhall Astra 55 plate and it was AWESOME. We’re talking pre-wife and kids so this thing was my pride and joy. It was as good looking on the outside as it was inside. The Vauxhall dashboard and interior design has always been a favourite of mine and I still miss my Astra to this day.

It was amazing that Corben was at the time on his way to make our family a 5 rather than an Astra filling 4. Although it did mean it was time for me to let go of my first love for the greater good of the family. We’ve gone on to have about 4 or 5 different cars over the years and none have even come close to my Astra.

Until now. 



Back to the present day and our angel-like friend mentioned earlier had a 7-seater Vauxhall Zafira, yes that’s right, basically the family version of the Astra! Ever since getting to that time of life when a good people carrier gets you going, as opposed to a 3-door hatchback with a go-faster stripe, I’ve longed for another Vauxhall.

Now, our current circumstances have landed us a 57 plate Vauxhall Zafira and we couldn’t be happier, it really is the exact car I’d been looking for, unless you’re throwing me your bank card with unlimited resources obviously! We’ve got bluetooth to bang out some Westlife via Spotify, we’ve got those ever so useful extra 2 seats in the back to throw the least favourite child in (Joke obviously, or is it?!) and we even have a built in DVD player where the sound comes through the car stereo, its AMAZING!

Our DVD player is a custom extra but being the ambitious forward thinker I am, we’ve been speaking with PG Motors about their latest Vauxhall range, in particular the family cars available today.

I can dream can’t I?! 

As much as I love our family car I’d swap it for this Vauxhall Zafira TOURER tomorrow, I mean look at these things, they’re epic. They’re the upgraded version of what we have so they’re naturally a strong choice for us in a good few years.

I’m going to guess that many of you reading are more like ourselves than not, in terms of finances for a new car. I think it’s fair to say there’s only few people that can go a purchase a brand spank motor, especially high end one’s like this. When we were drooling over what could be on the PG Motors Unbeatable Car website, we spotted they also deal USED cars, so maybe it’s not such a stretch for us to be thinking about an upgrade.

I’m really happy going back to Vauxhall, I have to say they’re my favourite for sure. Our Zafira has all the features mentioned above that really do make family car journeys much more bearable, the design of these cars make them nice to drive and their so spacious and comfortable. It’s everything we want in a family car.

What do you look for in a family car? Let us know in the comments 🙂


This post in a collaboration with PG Motors UnbeatableCar.com




  1. 16th June 2018 / 9:19 pm

    When I first met my husband he had a Vauxhall Astra. He loved it! I’m more of a Ford girl than a Vauxhall girl through. Having said that, we’re currently a Nissan family. For me a family car really needs to have room for everyone in and to be comfy

    • DadvWorld
      12th July 2018 / 9:19 pm

      You’d suit a Range Rover 🙂

  2. 12th July 2018 / 11:34 am

    My first car was a Nova (wasn’t everyone’s?) and I loved it. Then I went to Ford, then Ford, the Vauxhall….
    Anyway, that’s a blog post of my own!
    We’ve literally just got rid of our 57 plate Zafira. It’s the car I’ve had the longest (6+ years) and it was a good car. Sadly the whole “Zafiras catching fire two recalls” issue turn my love of our car to hate. It turned out that when it went in for recall number 1 that our car had actually caught fire in the fan motor housing. It was all melted in there and we were damn lucky that it somehow must have extinguished itself, otherwise, we would have had, at best, a burnt-out shell or, at worst, death! They had our car for 3 months during that recall, then it went back for a second! I don’t want to Vauxhall bash on this but their handling and outright problem denial throughout all this has tarnished their reputation with me forever. It’s taken me longer than planned to get rid of that death-trap but it’s finally done and we now have a beautiful Kia Sorenti 4×4 SUV 7-seater (see my upcoming blog ;-)).
    Sorry, don’t wish to Vauxhall bash and I truly hope you never have any issues with your Zaf.

    • DadvWorld
      12th July 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Ah I can imagine that was an awful time. You expect maximum safety and service to achieve the safety every time don’t you. Your new motor looks incredible. This is our second Vauxhall and I couldn’t be happier, they’ve both been awesome but that’s just my experience. Hopefully we won’t have any of the issues you had.

  3. 12th July 2018 / 11:36 am

    Also, how the heck you got Bluetooth in a 2007 car? You have the CD30 entertainment unit, the same as was in our Zaf and that didn’t even have an AUX port! Was this an aftermarket fit?

    • DadvWorld
      12th July 2018 / 9:08 pm

      It’s a plug in device that connects to my phone and the cars AUX so any sound on my phone will come through a set frequency on the radio. It’s awesome. Cost £10 from eBay and car is Bluetooth ready. I should share this tip shouldn’t I ! HA!

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