Opel Meriva Review from Greece

2004 Opel Meriva 1.6 Ecotec

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Ecotec Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Good for travelling, do not raise high expectations


A general feeling of cheap plastic, though leather seats add to comfort. Annoying noises generated from front panel when heat vent is on. Bad assembly causes the door panels to creak when speaker volume exceeds mid (and I am not a bass-freak!).

Consumption 9+ ltr / 100klms??? Tech not very Eco.

General Comments:

Seats are comfortably high, although front-side visibility might trouble in some cases. Travels very comfortably and reasonably quiet over long distances, while the tight suspension keeps it on the road.

I would buy it again for the spacious interior, the height of the seats, its concise body and vibrant engine. I can live without fine plastics...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th February, 2010

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review