In-depth Reviews

Vauxhall Meriva owner reviews

“The Vauxhall Meriva is a compact MPV with innovative door design to boost practicality. It’s roomy and high-quality, too.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

53%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (6 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

CDTI

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Nice car to drive and be in - wife loves the car, husband hates electronic handbrake. With the car on 45,000 miles, the gearbox needed to be rebuilt as the bearings had gone. Went to drive to local Vauxhall dealer, Drive Weston Super Mare, power steering had failed. Also leaks from two hoses, luckily gearbox was paid for from the extra warranty we had taken out. We now have a fault on the fuel gauge, and in the past had a leaking drain plug on oil sump. It seems a great pity that a good car is spoilt by weak parts and far from perfect Vauxhall dealerships.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
No problems. Excellent in slippery conditions
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Less than a year old so no work needed yet

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
From new I haven't had to go to the dealers for any problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

They aren't bad but I feel that I should be getting a few more miles to the litre as when I checked the sales booklet the milage was better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33.4
Review
No problems experienced
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Does not achieve sandy thing like manufacturers claim

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
after 2000 miles the cooling system blew up without warning.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Very dissapointed with MPG and power. Pulls away well but after slowing for roundabout or to corner need to change down to get it going again.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
No Problems todate
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Petrol cost going up

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52.9
Review
only had one fault so far error codes
Running Cost

4 out of 5

pleased with fuel consumption

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Its still very new, but so far its very good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Again its new and apart from fuel there have been no other costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Exclusive, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Excite, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Really practical and nice to drive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Design, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good comfortable and reliable

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.4

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
1.4 engine is way too unpowered for the size of the car. Problems with coil packs, and possible head gasket failure, similar to Corsa D of the same engine. Squeaks and rattles, cheap plastic cover over dials rattles. Interior is ok, but could do better. Won't be buying Vauxhall's again, bad history with them with both cars now.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

B series 1.4 5dr

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Over the past 3 months have had code 68 loss of power steering use of hand brake all light on dash flashing central locking now constant locking unlocking whilst driving checks done but still not solved paid out for new alternator which I might not have needed . This was an ex motobility car when I bought it 18 mnths no problems love my car but getting annoyed now .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

76

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
It is 5 star on the moment. Time will show what would be later. Have car for 2 weeks only.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuell consumption little to high but maybe would be better. Car has only 15k miles

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Apart from the initial problem ( would not start from cold) when fixed it has been reliable for nearly two years.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not the cheapest to run. although you need to use the gears more due to the area where i live( hilly in Devon) Must not grumble!

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
ELECTREIC PARKING BRAKE CAME ON WHEN CHANGING DOWN INTO SECOND GEAR RATTLES NOT STARTING
Running Cost

2 out of 5

GOVERMENT FIGURES ARE 54.5 MPG I'M GETTING 44.0

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
car is only one year old and low mileage so dont expect to have any problems, so yes it has been very reliable.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Very poor fuel consumption costing an average of 20-30 pounds a week on local motoring.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
No Problems
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Fuel consumption poor

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I have had no problems.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I haven'y had any yet but this is my second Meriva.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
It's early days yet. I would expect a new car to be reliable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Long distance motorway driving within reasonable speeds gives best results.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Up to now very reliable , but for its age it should be
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Probable better than previous car Renault Megane 1.4

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical, cheap to run & insure. Suits my needs perfectly

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Breeze, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

active, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent, best car i've had recently

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent all round

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Exclusiv 1.4T, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is a new model vauxhall meriva, which replaced a previous meriva. All though it looks larger it is basically has the same interior dimentions. The 1.4 turbo engine is very lively and more economic than the previous 1.6. In all it is a pleasant car to drive and has more features such as cruise control and puddle lights that my previous car lacked.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A surprisingly excellent car in almost all respects. Very practical, very good auto gearbox, handling is very good for a car of this type and it's very highly geared (2000 rpm is 74mph in sixth gear) for a relaxing cruise. Very well equipped too, although at a fairly high price.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 life

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
I bought this Life model as my previous 06 reg was a Life model too. It has lots of equipment eg cruise control traction control, heated front windscreen and with heated mirrors. I've had no problems so far but only done 975 miles in it from new – the car had 48 miles on the clock and was 8 and a half months old as a pre-reg car. I had to buy it. The only thing I am shocked is that the fuel consumption is worse than my 06 plate model. I don't understand how its fuel consumption can be worse while its CO2 emissions are lower! This'll be the last Vauxhall I buy as I was going to get an automatic, but the tax was £220 per year compared to a C3 1.6 auto which was £130 per year. Vauxhall, you need to get the emissions down on your cars. A wake up call, I think.
Reliability
Nothing wrong but would hope so has its done 975 miles from new in a year and one week
Performance
Underpowered compared to even old model.
Running Cost
Mpg is the worst. Can't be true what the government and Vauxhall say mpg should be .1.4 is underpowered compared to even old model won't buy a Vauxhall again unless they sort mpg out compared to the C3 It's rubbish

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.7 SE (130)

Year of registration

11

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Hi, had allready the gearbox replaced because the gearbox is not compatible with the 1.7 and front brake discs on 26000 miles, car is very noisy and pulls to the left all the time. Had wheel alingment checked 3 times even at Vauxhall. Car is getting 42 miles to the gallon and not 65 and is way under power in 2nd and 3rd. Handbrake is a nightmare who drives like that no hill control. Interior is frustrating and many electric faults very poor vehicle. The roof is nice. Shame on you Vauxhall.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4T 120 SE

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
It's true that this car does have some downsides, mainly concerning the electronic handbrake. I simply don't like it, and it seems an overly complicated solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Other negatives - poor headlights, even compared to the 10 year old Nissan with scratched, yellowed lenses that the Meriva replaced. And sometimes the seatbelt components can get accidentally trapped when folding the rear seats - one of our plastic sockets now has a big cut in it. And the ride is a little noisy - it's not the quietest car on the motorway. But the rest is all good. The little 1.4 turbo engine is often criticised in reviews for being gutless, and initially I would have agreed (although maybe that was due to switching from a big, lazy 2.2 turbodiesel), but now it has 4000 miles on the clock, it has smoothed out nicely and is much more responsive. And it really is lovely when revved - surprisingly quick for such a heavy car with a small engine - and beautifully smooth, better the more you rev it. And the handling is very nice for such a dumpy car - lovely firm steering, loads of grip and very enjoyable. The ride is firm though. And its very very well built. Solid and everything looks and feels great. The instruments are particularly well designed - very clear, stylish and nicely lit at night. We bought this car for 2 reasons - my infirm mother in law found it very easy to get into and get comfortable, and the kids loved the full length glass roof. Thankfully there are plenty of other reasons to love this car too. Its great to drive, the kids love it, and its very safe, comfortable and well built.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfect so far.
Performance

4 out of 5

Surprisingly quick and enjoyable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very reasonable. Economical for a petrol car.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.4 Turbo

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Owning the car new from on a 61 plate, it has had plenty of faults, but the severity and potentially lethal issues I have had I cannot in good conscience recommend this car to anyone.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Owning the car from new on a 61 plate, it has broken down 5 times in two years with potentially dangerous faults all involving loss of steering. The steering rack has been replaced twice; the steering motor has set on fire; an electrical fault earthing through the body work also caused loss of steering. Recently, at speed the car can perform an automatic emergency brake, killing the engine and therefore losing steering again. If anyone is close behind you they will rear end you if you are lucky. Worse case the car can skid and put you in the opposite carriageway, a terrifying experience.
Performance

2 out of 5

The engine lacks performance, and often carry on racing ahead even with the clutch down. Test drove the 1.4 but was so underpowered, selected the 1.4t instead, marginally better.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
ITS THE BEST
Running Cost

5 out of 5

IM SATISFIED, WEVE GOT THE COMFORT AND NICE RIDE,AND DRIVE

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Under powered. Has to be revved to get it moving.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
no problems so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

would always like it cheaper

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
NO PROBLEMS SO FAR
Running Cost

4 out of 5

dk

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
I have not experienced any problems with my car so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I will have my car regually serviced. I drive very sensibily which helps with the fuel comsumption. I have a service plan so that keeps the service cost down.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
OK
Running Cost

4 out of 5

nil so far

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
the car has not let me down as of now however there are noises it makes that sound wrong but the dealer is not interested
Performance

1 out of 5

there is such a lag when you first put your foot on the accelerator that at first it was frightening to drive, it is something you get used too but i have never driven any car that had such a lag between pushing the accelerator and moving off
Running Cost

4 out of 5

i am getting better MPG than i thought however the resale value makes the car very expensive run

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Ride is too firm on 18 inch alloys. Otherwise good.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Exclusive, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

club, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A nice tallish car (helps with gammy knee)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Life 1.4 petrol

Year of registration

66

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Bearing in mind what this car is designed for I find it hard to find a fault. It is being replaced in 2017 by a car that doesn't look as good, albeit I am sure it will be very nice. As a result I paid only £8499 for a brand new car. The "LIFE" is the base model, but still has air con, cruise control, electric windows, and Bluetooth. The interior has a decent feel of quality, and the switch gear is both attractive and functional. I would have been happier if the radio was DAB, and I would have sacrificed the cruise control for rear parking sensors. Some people don't like the electric parking break, but I have no idea why. It allows you to pull away without releasing it, which can only be a good thing, and you don't have to worry about getting it adjusted. The space is absolutely amazing for a car that isn't really that big. I can fit all my golf equipment in the back without having to move the rear seats forward. The rear leg room is fantastic, and the suicide doors are great, even though I know some people don't like them. Mine only has the 1.4 basic engine, and although it is far from fast, it is fast enough to keep up with the traffic, and cruises well on the motorway. It is incredibly smooth and very quiet. Road holding is good enough, and unless you drive like an idiot it will do everything you ask of it.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Only had a short time, but no problems
Performance

3 out of 5

The 1.4 engine without a turbo won't throw you back in the seat, but will do the job quietly and smoothly
Running Cost
For a car this size running costs and economy are good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 SE

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
I purchased a Vauxhall Meriva in 2015 which is a second car for my wife, our main car is a Mercedes Benz. The car was an ex mobility vehicle with 2,500 miles on the clock. We find the car very nice to drive and being golfers we appreciate the room in the back when the seats are down. Our previous vehicle to this was a Suzuki SX4 Z which we had no trouble with at all. I have had trouble with the starting, for some reason the car will not start and you never know when this is going to happen. As I write this report the car is in the garage for a second time (not starting). The main dealer who supplied it does not seem to have clue as to what is wrong. This does not instill much confidence in one. At the moment it has only 6,000 miles on from new. We also find that the 1.4 engine is grossly underpowered. On the bright side, being an SE model, the car is very well equipped( front and rear sensores, cruise control etc. etc.)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.4 Exclusiv

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
This car is seriously underpowered - rubbish on the motorway and takes a lifetime to increase speed. On the plus side it's cheap to run and insure. Easy to park - I get in tight spaces with ease which is helped by parking sensors. I have an elderly parent with a wheelchair - this is the main reason for buying car. Owned it for 9 months now without any problems.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Never been a problem and have had to drive throught deep water logged roads due to flooding.
Performance

1 out of 5

Bad bad bad if you drive on motorways alot this car isn't for you. It is underpowered - a 1.6 engine would have been ideal and would be more suitable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Really cheap to run good fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 Tech Line

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Nice car but I regret the 1.4 engine. It is underpowered and despite careful driving, I'm only getting 33 MPG according to the display. It has lots of gadgets that I like but instructions could be improved.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Has been reliable so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel cost more than I expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Always starts well, never falters, no problems at all.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
never let me down but gearbox needed replaced after 8500 miles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

its a bit thirsty around town but i can get into 40 mpg on a longer journey

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Starts first time every time
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For tge size it is economical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
excellent ride and comfort
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Average compared to other vauxhall cars I have owned

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
no problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

only petrol and service so far

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

meriva se 1.4, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant, just what i wanted

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

exclusive, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
List price was too high, but showroom deal was excellent. dealer was amazing and salesman was really nice. car has been superb throughout

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 se deisel

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
This is my third Meriva, I have always been pleased with the amount of space it offers, and now with the new 1.6 whisper diesel the MPG is superb. Generally for its price its pretty unbeatable, but I still don't like the electronic handbrake.
Reliability

4 out of 5

great
Performance

4 out of 5

great
Running Cost

4 out of 5

great

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Vauxhall Meriva 1-7CDTI SE Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
I bought this car used from Thurlby Motors, within 3 weeks had to call breakdown service as car would not start, for the next 3 months had problems with cruise control sometimes working, sometimes not. Thurlby fitted new switch, this did not cure it. I managed to get the car there when not working, they plugged it in and admitted there were faults, arranged to repair it, cost them £781.50, I said was not happy with car and could not trust it. I paid £8,ooo for car and they agreed to change it for a year later model they had on sale for £8,495. My decision was right - while waiting a week for the changeover, I found the same problem was still with the car. In my advice to anyone considering buying from Thurlby in the light of the service department to find and repair faults is for them to think long and hard. Sales staff ok.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Very poor.
Performance

3 out of 5

Fair.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fair.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
apart from brakes being too sharp everything A1
Running Cost

4 out of 5

fuel too expensive, but that is due to government pricing policy. No other appreciable costs to date.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
I have encountered three engine failures since i have had this car. There seems to be some problem with the fuel system. The first failure happened at 203 mls on the clock. The last time it failed, 7000 + mls on the clock was in a situation as I was fearing, on a motorway, in the third lane, overtaking two lanes of HGV's. This put me and my passengers in a dangerous or even life threatening situation. It has been back to the supplier once for a diagnostic. Nothing was found, so nothing was done. It is now booked in for another diagnostic. I await the results. But I am not holding out any hopes for a reasonable result. I have no faith in this car any more
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I find it pretty good for running cost. I have not got a lead boot

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
During the first year had no problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

average

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Starts first time. No problems so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not had a service yet or tyres to gauge properly. Fuel consumption is good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
NO PROBLEMS ALL YEAR
Running Cost

4 out of 5

NO ISSUES

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
Ive had no problems yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol prices are too high

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

18
Review
IT IS ALWAYS WORKING WELL
Running Cost

1 out of 5

I HAVE LOST NEARLY 100 MILES PER TANK COMPAIRED TO THE OLDER SHAPE MARIVA I HAD BEFOR AND UNTIL I HAVE DROVE 5000 MILES VAUXHALL ARE NOT PREPAIRED TO LOOK INTO THIS AS THEY SAY THIS COULD BE WEARING ISSUES

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
not driven far enough to comment
Running Cost

5 out of 5

running costs reasonable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
faultless
Running Cost

3 out of 5

no parts used yet, but car's a bit thirsty

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Life, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

turbo, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Plenty of room, easy to get in/out. Very happy with car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Active Plus, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Poor build quality. Trim very fragile.

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