Vauxhall Meriva 1.4T 16V [140] Exclusiv 5dr Estate (2016) at Doves Vauxhall Southampton

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This Vauxhall Mevira includes cruise control, steel wheels, CD player, ISOFIX anchor points for child seats, traction control and heated mirrors.

28/01/2016

4790

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Petrol 44.8 combined MPG

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open quoteHere we have the Vauxhall Meriva, this particular car has a 'rear-hinged' doors - perfect for large items that need to be loaded into this Meriva.close quote

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CO2: 149 g/km

MPG: 44.8

V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

2 speed wipers+variable intermittent wipe, Electric front windows, Heated rear window with intermittent wash/wipe, Laminated windscreen, Tinted glass

Brakes

ABS with Brake Assist, Cornering brake control, Electronic brake force distribution, Electronic parking brake, ESP plus + traction control, Hill start assist

Communication

Mobile phone system with Bluetooth (does not include telephone)

Driver Aids

Cruise control, Electric power steering

Driver Convenience

"Lead me to the car" lights

Driver Information

'Lights On' warning buzzer, Information display, Rev counter, Service interval indicator

Driving Mirrors

Dipping rear view mirror, Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Jet black upper facia with black trim

Entertainment

6 speakers, Aux input, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB connection

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Body colour mirror housing, Body colour tailgate handle, Chrome exhaust tailpipe, Chrome rear bumper inserts, FlexDoors, Load sill protection

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights, Door to door illumination

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Pollen filter

Interior Features

12V power point for rear passengers, 12V power point front, Centre console with cupholders, Chrome effect interior door handles, Flex floor multi-level adjustable load compartment, FlexRails with sliding storage box and armrest, Front door pockets with bottle holders, Glovebox with lid, Luggage compartment cover, Passenger assist handle with coathook, Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel, Rear door pockets, Skyline/Atlantis cloth upholstery

Interior Lights

Ambient lighting, Boot light, Front reading lights, Instrument lighting dimmer, Rear courtesy lights

Packs

Protection pack with curtain airbags - Meriva

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts, Airbag deactivation switch, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Front seat side impact airbags, Front seatbelt force limiters, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Pedal release system, Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts, Rear child proof door locks, Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger, Side impact protection beams, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

2 height adjustable rear headrests, Anti submarining front seats, Driver seat height adjust, Flex5 seating, Front seat back map pockets, Height adjustable front seat head restraints, Isofix system on outer rear seats, Reclining front seats, Reinforced rear seat back, Split folding 2nd row - 40/20/40

Security

Alarm, Deadlock, Electric tailgate lock with touchpad, Immobiliser, Remote central locking

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.4
Badge Power: 140
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: T 16V [140]
Coin Series: Exclusiv
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 14E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 77
NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 55
NCAP Safety Assist %: 86
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO: 0.6158
CO2 (g/km): 149
HC: 0.0347
HC+NOx: N
Noise Level dB(A): 72
NOx: 0.0095
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1364
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 72.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 82.6
Engine Code: B14NET
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 44.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 54.3
EC Urban (mpg): 33.6

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.1
Engine Power - BHP: 140
Engine Power - KW: 103
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 4900
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 148
Engine Torque - MKG: 20.33
Engine Torque - NM: 200
Engine Torque - RPM: 1850
Top Speed: 122

Tyres

Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1615
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4300
Wheelbase: 2644
Width: 1812
Width (including mirrors): 1994

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 54
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1965
Max. Loading Weight: 557
Max. Roof Load: 60
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 680
Minimum Kerbweight: 1408
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.06

FLEX IN EFFECT (used) 28/09/2012

By Andy Enright

Introduction

It's always cool when a car manufacturer hits its stride and launches onto a successive run of interesting and competitive cars. These fortunes wax and wane with time, but Vauxhall is one manufacturer that's consistently turning out some good stuff right now and that run of form includes the launch in 2010 of the second generation Meriva. The first Meriva was clever, but was massively overshadowed by the Zafira. This time round the Meriva grew up. Here's what to look for when buying used.

Models

5dr supermini-MPV (1.4 petrol, 1.3, 1.7 diesel) [Expression, S, Exclusiv, SE, Excite, Tech Line])

History

It's a testament to the impact the original Meriva had that it pretty much defined the supermini MPV market. Yes, we'd had cars like the Daihatsu Grand Move and its like before but nothing that really made an impact on the mass market. The Meriva changed all that in 2003, offering a car built on a supermini platform - in this case the Corsa - but offering a little more practicality, catering better to the needs of family buyers. That means more space and adaptability than a supermini but the same compact dimensions, low running costs and upfront affordability. The Meriva didn't do at all badly, but was rather put in the shade by the sales success of its bigger brother, the hugely popular Zafira. In 2010 Vauxhall launched an all-new Meriva and it was no longer the cutesy, somewhat built-down-to-a-price thing that the old car was. The new model, dubbed the 'Meriva B' by Vauxhall insiders, debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and received a favourable reaction, going on sale here in the Spring of 2010. It's the first car in its class to offer rear-hinged rear doors, which its makers call the Flex Door system. The range consisted of SE, SE and Exclusiv models at launch but was subsequently augmented by Expression and Excite models in 2011 and the Tech Line trims in 2012,

What You Get

To get a roomy, user-friendly interior, supermini-MPV buyers were once forced to put up with exterior styling so dull it could induce sleep at 100 paces. Things have improved of late though and today's Meriva is a far more appealing thing to look at. The designers of this car were given extra room to express themselves with a 240mm increase over the original model that takes the total length close to 4,300mm and the wheelbase to 2,705mm. The sculpted shape follows many of the design themes seen on the Astra hatch, with a cutaway section in the flanks and a distinctive front-end sporting huge headlamps that smear back along the edges of the bonnet. The real innovation with the Meriva comes in its novel door arrangement. From the outside, nothing unusual appears to be going on except that the handles for the front and rear doors are suspiciously close together. Tug the front door handle and it opens as normal but the rear door is hinged on its rear edge and opens in the opposite direction in the manner of a Rolls-Royce Phantom or a Mazda RX-8. The advantage of this design comes when entering and exiting the vehicle as the doors open to an angle of almost 90 degrees and you can step straight out unhindered. It also helps parents when they're strapping the kids in or fitting child car seats because there's no door in the way to manoeuvre around. The interior itself is based around the FlexSpace seating system which allows the rear seats to fold down and slide individually. Splitting the cabin on the plusher models is the FlexRail, a pair of metal runners between the front seats that various modular storage bins and arm-rests can be clipped to and slid along. The Meriva is designed to give all occupants a great view out with its large glass area and upright seating. A kink in the car's belt line makes the rear windows deeper to help kids see out and a panoramic glass roof is available as an option. All models come with a CD stereo with USB and AUX connections, heated door mirrors, electric windows and an electronic parking brake. The Exclusiv has been a popular choice with its air-conditioning, cruise control, curtain airbags and the FlexRail storage system. Pricing reflects the Meriva's increase in size and sophistication compared to its predecessor. Some supermini-MPVs like the Renault Modus and the Citroen C3 Picasso can be quite a bit cheaper but Vauxhall sees the Meriva's innovative design helping it cross over into the market for five-seat compact MPVs.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The original Meriva had a strong reputation for reliability, being recognised by German breakdown firm ADAC as the most reliable small MPV, having 'substantially fewer breakdowns than the average' in Germany. The second generation Meriva B builds on that with even better quality interiors and tried and tested mechanicals. The engines are all very tough and the load area is also hardwearing. Make sure the electronics work as they should and that the air conditioning systems blow cold. Also check that the vehicle has been serviced on the button.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 1.4 Meriva Turbo) Vauxhall spares are reasonably priced with a clutch assembly will cost in the region of £130, whilst an exhaust is around £280. A new starter motor retails for around £150, although a replacement headlamp will be in the region of £200. Repair costs have been kept manageable with a consequent effect on insurance premiums.

On the Road

There's only one engine in the Meriva range that doesn't have a turbocharger, Vauxhall having bought into the ability of modern turbos to extract lively performance from small capacity engines without major efficiency losses. The engine that goes without is the 99bhp 1.4 16v petrol unit but that same powerplant can be ordered in turbocharged guises packing 118bhp or a hefty 138bhp. The diesels are the 1.3 and 1.7-litre CDTi common-rail turbo units that have served Vauxhall so well over recent years. The 1.3 CDTi comes in 74bhp or 94bhp versions, with the latter getting ecoFLEX branding and various efficiency modifications. The most powerful 1.7-litre engine develops 128bhp and, like the 138bhp petrol engine, it gets a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A six-speed auto is also available on this range-topping diesel though and that gearbox is standard in the 98bhp version of that 1.7-litre unit. The Meriva's steering is on the weighty side for a supermini MPV, which is appreciated on the open road but less beneficial when performing low speed manoeuvres. The car generally feels very substantial and reassuring to drive with plenty of grip and safe, predictable handling. It isn't the most enjoyable supermini MPV to drive but it's comfortable and relaxing which might well count for more with buyers in this sector.

Overall

The Vauxhall Meriva certainly matured in second generation form. It's one of the biggest models in its class, given a little room to grow by the extension upmarket of the Zafira Tourer. That doesn't seem to have dented its prospects at all - quite the opposite in fact. The additional space afforded inside the car and the added practicality of the FlexDoor system has seen sales accelerate. As a used buy, it's a good pick as the availability is good and the cars on offer tend to have been well looked after. We'd be looking for one of the 1.7-litre CDTi diesels or a turbocharged 1.4 petrol.

Vauxhall Meriva average rating: 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

- 02/04/2018, owner of a Vauxhall Meriva Exclusiv Cdti Auto

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
For what seems a small car the size and space we have is very good. The boot space is very important to us as a family and this has enough space for what we need - can fit 4 suitcases in 2 large and 2 medium. It also has a nice feel on the inside and with the 'suicide' doors it makes getting the kids in the car easier. Only bad points we have found is that as it's a generic made car some controls in the car are obsolete and can be annoying, but otherwise a very comfortable and easy car to drive.

- 05/11/2016, owner of a Vauxhall Meriva 1.4i 16V Tech Line 5dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
The Vauxhall Meriva is lovely to drive, comfortable seating heated front seats are blissful now the weather is getting colder! and great for families. 3 kids in the back have plenty of leg room and the rear-hinged rear doors make it so much easier for getting small children in and out of the car. The model I have has lots of extras and, although I have owned it for 2 weeks, I still haven't read the manual from cover to cover so have the excitement of finding out even more great features that my car has!

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