Is Opel Meriva a good car?

The Meriva has a good reputation for reliability, as did its predecessor, with few reported breakdowns. It’s known for being one of the more reliable cars in the small MPV class. Vauxhall as a brand finished in 18th place out of 32 manufacturers in our latest reliability survey.

What are Vauxhall Meriva like?

There’s a fair amount of body lean, but the car grips well and the handling is safe, secure and entirely predictable. Generally, it’s a comfortable car, too, but the ride often gets caught out by sharp ridges, joints and potholes, and there’s too much fidgeting at lower speeds around town.

Is a Vauxhall Meriva a big car?

Composed handling and decent refinement give the little Vauxhall a bigger car feel, while the supple ride does a good job of soaking up bumps. The Vauxhall Meriva is a supermini-based MPV that’s designed to rival practical models such as the Ford B-MAX and Nissan Note.

Is the Vauxhall Meriva a small car?

The Vauxhall Meriva is a compact people-carrier that shares mechanical components with the Vauxhall Corsa hatchback, tilting against rivals like the Ford B-MAX and Nissan Note. In common with the B-MAX, the Meriva’s side doors are hinged at the rear, like those of a Rolls-Royce.

Does the Vauxhall Meriva have a handbrake?

It works just as if you have the traditional handbrake leaver in your left hand. just let the button go when you are ready to pull away. Or you can use automatic pull away and the car will release handbrake itself when you pull away.

How many seats does a Meriva have?

Leg room, head room & passenger space The Meriva’s FlexSpace seating arrangement allows you to slide the rear bench forward and backwards. You can also fold the middle seat into an armrest, and then push the chairs inwards to switch from a five-seater into a more spacious four-seater with much-improved shoulder room.

When did they stop making Vauxhall Meriva?

The Meriva is smaller than a Vauxhall Astra but much more versatile. It competes with cars such as the Ford B-Max and Nissan Note. Like the Nissan Note, the Meriva is no longer available new (it was discontinued in 2017), so your only choice is a used one.

What Insurance Group is a Vauxhall Meriva?

Insurance group The Vauxhall Meriva’s insurance groups range from 9 to 15 for petrol-engined models, depending on how much power the engine makes and what trim you choose. The 1.6-litre diesel engines vary from group 13 to 17.

What year did they stop making Vauxhall Meriva?

Like the Nissan Note, the Meriva is no longer available new (it was discontinued in 2017), so your only choice is a used one. Don’t let that put you off though. There are currently 17 Vauxhall Merivas available on BuyaCar. Prices start from £5,199 for 2014 models.

What goes wrong with Vauxhall Meriva?

Unfortunately, the Meriva has been known to have power steering issues. It may cause the steering on the car to jam up as well. Many Vauxhall dealers may be willing to fix this fault for free.