What used Vauxhall Meriva MPV will I get for my budget?
It’s possible to get a Meriva of this generation for below £3000, but it’s likely to have a high mileage. We’d recommend spending between £4000 and £6000, which would net you 2013 or 2014 cars with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Up the budget to £7000-£9000 and you’ll get a 2015 car with an average mileage for the year.
How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Meriva MPV?
The most economical version of the Meriva is the 1.6 CDTi 110, with claimed average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and 99g/km of CO2 emissions. The 1.3 CDTi diesel managed a maximum of 68.9mpg, while the best petrol-engined car was the 1.4T 120 with a claimed 47.9mpg.
Annual car tax for Merivas registered before the tax changes of April 2017 – and most were – varies according to CO2 output, but is respectable in cost at between £20 and £80 per year, with the most economical versions of the 1.6 CDTi 110 being free.
Insurance groups are similarly modest and servicing costs are reasonable, too. Parts are plentiful and there are lots of specialists that will service the Meriva at cheaper rates than a Vauxhall dealer. That said, there are a number of servicing plans available for owners of used Merivas, ensuring not only an element of forward planning but also payment by direct debit.