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Do not buy if you value your time/bank balance! Vauxhall Meriva

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12.11.2010

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will get rid of it one day

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stuck withit for the time being

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I bought my Meriva from new in September 2004 and now wish that i had driven past vauxhall and gone to another manufacturer. At 11400 miles in 2006 my timing chain needed replacing which was ok as it was under warranty. Then there was the knocking in the engine when going at slow speeds, then there was the battery being drained by the radio switching itself on, then the radio display through a wobbler and was unreadable, there are noises from behind dash when driving and the whole interioir seems to creak and moan, probably due to the cheapness of it. The a big serious problem the power steering kept on failing constantly, luckily this was highlighted on watchdog and a new steering column fitted free of charge, but whilst it was in the dealership having the new steering column they told me i need a new timing chain! WHAT!! It has only done 32000 miles which is only about 20000 since they last replaced the faulty part! Customer services are accepting no responsibility as my husband has done the servicing since it was out of warranty ( a qualified engineer for over 18 years BTW) A car should not get through 3 timing chains in 32000 miles. DO NOT BUY A VAUXHALL THEY ARE AWFUL AND CUSTOMER SERVICE IS APPAULING!!!

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RICHADA 12.11.2010 23:36

Hello and a warm welcome to Ciao. Although this is your first review, I am sorry to give such a low rate, but unfortunately you are going to have to read some reviews on this site in order to discover just what we are expecting to see here. You really have been extraordinarily unlucky with your Meriva - a great small MPV, unfortunately Vauxhall have always produced more than their fair share of Friday cars - as I well know having owned Astras, Cavaliers, Calibras, Vectras and an Omega! R.

FORCE6 12.11.2010 18:16

This is actually (on paper) the fastest MPV in britain today =)

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Vauxhall present the Meriva Life 1.4i 16v People Carrier with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unlead...

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Manufacturer Vauxhall
Boot Capacity (litres) 1410, 415
Weight 1255, 1280

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