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Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 Cdti 16V Ecoflex Tech Line 5Dr Diesel Estate

Overview:

Mileage: 36,653
Trans: Manual
Body: Estate
Year: 14/14
Colour: Red
Fuel Type: Diesel

Quote Reference Number: 073-81668

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Tinted glass
Laminated windscreen
2 speed wipers+variable intermittent wipe
Heated rear window with intermittent wash/wipe
Electric rear windows with safety auto reverse + one touch facility
Chrome effect window side mouldings
Electric front windows
Brakes
Electronic brake force distribution
ABS with Brake Assist
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
ESP plus + traction control
Cornering brake control
Communication
Mobile phone system with Bluetooth (does not include telephone)
Driver Aids
Electric power steering
Adaptive cruise control
Cruise control
Driver Convenience
"Lead me to the car" lights
Driver Information
Rev counter
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Information display
Driving Mirrors
Dipping rear view mirror
Body colour door mirrors
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Chrome effect moulding in rear bumper
Entertainment
Auxiliary input socket
USB Connection
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Body colour tailgate handle
Load sill protection
FlexDoors
Exterior Lights
Door to door illumination
Front fog lights with chrome surrounds
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Pollen filter
Air conditioning
Interior Features
Astor/Sienna morrocana cloth upholstery
Passenger assist handle with coathook
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear door pockets
Centre console with cupholders
Glovebox with lid
Aircraft type trays in front seat backrests
12V power point front
12V power point for rear passengers
Storage bins under front passenger seat
Storage bins under drivers seat
Luggage compartment cover
Leather gear knob
Front door pockets with bottle holders
Leather steering wheel
Flex floor multi-level adjustable load compartment
Alloy front and rear door sill plates
Interior Lights
Rear courtesy lights
Ambient Lighting
Front reading lights
Boot light
Instrument lighting dimmer
Packs
Protection pack - Meriva
Safety
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Side impact protection beams
Front seatbelt force limiters
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Rear child proof door locks
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Airbag deactivation switch
Pedal release system
Front seat side impact airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Seats
Reclining front seats
Height adjustable front seat head restraints
Front seat back map pockets
Reinforced rear seat back
2 height adjustable rear headrests
Split folding 2nd row - 40/20/40
Flex5 seating
Driver seat height adjust
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Anti submarining front seats
Security
Remote central locking
Deadlock
Electric tailgate lock with touchpad
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
17" 5 spoke alloy wheels

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Manager Pic Shaun McGill, General Manager
Key Features
"We are pleased to present this 1.6CDTi Meriva S. This car boasts the Flexi-door System which enables passengers to access the back of the car with a lot more ease than a conventional vehicle. It is also packed with other useful features including Air-conditioning, Alloy wheels, Cruise control and CD radio player. This car has been fully prepared by our trained technicians and is ready for same day delivery. Please call our dedicated sales team to book your test-drive and viewing"
Key Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Stop Start
  • CD Player
  • USB

Ten Second Review

There's little cause for complaint about the latest 1.6 CDTi under the bonnet of the much-improved Vauxhall Meriva. It delivers a 10 per cent efficiency improvement over the old 1.7 CDTi unit, despite being more powerful. It's hard to argue with 64.2mpg in a car this practical.

Background

It used to be so difficult. You wanted a vehicle with decent economy that could do the family duties, yet had something about it when you pressed the throttle pedal. Trying to square those requirements for a reasonable budget could tie even the most knowledgeable car enthusiast in knots. These days things are a whole lot easier. If you want to know how easy, just go to a Vauxhall dealer and cajole them into lending you a Meriva 1.6 CDTi diesel. It's a car that's been steadily improved over the course of its lifetime, but replacing the old 1.7-litre diesel lump with a smaller but more modern, powerful and economical engine has given this particular Meriva real appeal for family buyers. If you tried one of the old Mk 1 Merivas in the past and found it all a bit too compact for your needs, now might be the time to reassess. The second generation car is a good deal bigger and the 1.6 CDTi engine we look at here is leagues better than the old 1.7-litre unit. If there was an industry award for biggest improver, this car could be in with a shout.

Driving Experience

We've seen this 1.6-litre unt before in the bigger Zafira Tourer and if it can do a job of moving a vehicle that big, you know it's not going to have any problem whatsoever shifting a Meriva up the road with some verve. And so it proves. Developing a healthy 136PS, this Euro6-compliant motor also serves up a supersized 320Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm, which lends it a hugely muscular feel. By comparison, a BMW X1 sDrive18d requires a 2.0-litre diesel engine to achieve the same torque figure. In fact this Meriva will get to 62mph in just 9.9 seconds and Vauxhall has worked at improving the quality of the six-speed manual gearshift so that changes are slicker and gear engagement more reassuring. Refinement at speed is a notable strong point, with the engine only really becoming vocal at around 4,000rpm, at which point you will have probably upshifted anyway. Chassis dynamics have never really been a Meriva high point. You buy a Ford B-MAX if you're the sort of driver who wants to take the long route home from the school run. The steering in the Meriva is accurate but decidedly synthetic in feel. Nevertheless, the car generally feels very substantial and reassuring to drive, with plenty of grip and safe, predictable handling. Ride quality is firm but the advantage of this is that body roll is very well controlled. You will have to put up with a few bumps and thumps on very poor surfaces though.

Design and Build

This facelifted second generation Meriva gets a revised grille, but the chrome accents that frame the front fog lamps aren't so obvious. The headlights seem to have soaked up much of the budget and now feature an 'eagle-eye' graphic. For the first time, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights are available as an option. If you're in the mood to tick options boxes, you can also pay extra for some 18-inch alloy wheels. The Meriva still differentiates itself from its many rivals via its rear-hinged back doors. 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. It's all very clever but those who have a thing for plastics quality might feel that some parts of the Meriva's cabin - especially rearwards from the front seats - show clear signs of cost-cutting. Still, that's the case with many of its rivals. It goes with the territory at this price point.

Market and Model

Whereas you used to have legions of trim level variations to wade through in order to find the Meriva you wanted, with this 1.6-litre CDTi, things are a whole lot more straightforward. You either pay just over £19,000 and buy the S trim or you pay just over £21,000 and bag yourself the SE specification. The S isn't badly finished with an ESP-plus electronic stability control system, twin front airbags, an electric parking brake, a CD / MP3 CD player / stereo radio with USB and AUX-in socket, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, remote central deadlocking, front side airbags and door-to-door illumination. Go for the up-spec SE version and you'll find refinements such as a panoramic glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, folding seatback trays and under-seat drawers, a trip computer, cruise control, curtain airbags, leather trim for the steering wheel and gear shifter and heating for both the seats and the wheel. That still stacks up very well against rivals, undercutting the Citroen C3 Picasso and the Ford B-MAX but if you still think that this is a little out of your range, your dealer will also take orders for a cheaper 110PS variant.

Cost of Ownership

There are many MPV or SUV owners who have looked at the cost of petrol and diesel derivatives of the same car, done the calculations and decided that based on the amount of miles they do, they'd never justify the additional expense of the diesel variant. So they buy the petrol model and soon come to realise that the torque deficit you get with entry-level petrol engines requires you to flog them really hard to make progress. They look at their economy figures and then realise the error of their ways. They should have bought a car like this Meriva 1.6 CDTi. Although owners might not replicate Vauxhall's claimed 64.2mpg fuel consumption average, it's a car that doesn't need too much throttle to row along quite nicely, so you shouldn't need to resort to extreme measures to see better than 50mpg on a regular basis. Emissions are also kept well in check at just 116g/km which, like the economy figure, is even better than the lowly 1.3-litre CDTi diesel engine you can also have fitted in your Meriva. Residual values ought to be strong as well, with many buyers being attracted to the Meriva range's best and most economical powerplant.

Tinted glass, Electronic brake force distribution, Mobile phone system with Bluetooth (does not include telephone), Electric power steering, "Lead me to the car" lights, Trip computer, Dipping rear view mirror...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9
Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33
Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed122

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)116 (g/km)
HCN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3
EC Urban (mpg)58.9

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