This was a company fleet vehicle, which I obtained from new, and did just under 60,000 miles in till I parted with it.
The van had the tiny 1.3 turbo diesel engine in, and this engine was a constant source of problems, mainly with the engine management system.
There were numerous occasions when it just would not start for no reason. If I left it a few minutes it would then start OK. It also had a habit of going into Limp Home mode and would not rev above 2000RPM properly, then it would suddenly be OK again.
The turbo intercooler pipe split, resulting in oil all over the front of the engine and a loud whistling noise on acceleration, which was annoying.
The performance was dreadful, it was hesitant on acceleration due to the electric controlled accelerator pedal, which does not use a cable linkage, the 0 - 60 time was diabolical, and even worse if the air con was on.
It went into Vauxhall soon after I had it for the performance problems, they told me there was nothing wrong and I wasn't driving it properly.
The fuel consumption was appalling - 300 miles from a tank, probably because I had to floor it to keep up with everything else - I am sure this was related to the other ECU problems the van had.
A dreadful van in terms of its engine.
Not as bad as the previous Combo I had, an old shape one, the one that looked like a hearse, big and bulbous.
That chewed drive belts and got through alternators like there was no tomorrow, many a time I was stranded waiting for the AA.
It is better looking than its predecessor, but no more reliable. The seats were hard and although it had air con, it didn't have electric windows - strange.
The load space in the back was OK, and if it had been more reliable, I wouldn't have minded driving it, but each morning I always thought to myself, will it last through today without problems?
If I was buying a small van myself, I would have preferred a Transit Connect. The Vivaro is OK but that's a Renault built van with a Vauxhall badge.