Just picked up my hire car from work this week, and joy oh joy its another Vauxhall Meriva
The only thing it has going for it is that is is slightly better than a Zafira, but only as it feels a little
more like a car than a transit van.
The driving position is still appauling with ghastly A pillars that hamper your view of the road, there is a mass of textured black plastic with switches that look like they will break next time you use them, and the seat height adjustment is already broken (Its an '05 plate with 13k miles)
Its the 1.6 petrol version, and there is more go in a sick note, and I recon a good gust of wind could drag it accross the motorway no problem
Ive had loads of different cars as hire cars, and the only decent one Ive had recently from Vauxhall has been the Vectra, all their other new models just dont feel up to the job, with poor throttle response, gutless engines, saggy suspension (Even on the SRi Models) and boring interiors.
I got a Zafira a couple of months ago, the guy who had the keys noticed my depression on the phone when we spoke and suggested it was the "Sporty" SRi version. I collected the keys only to find it to be a diesel. I mean, how can a diesel zafira be sporty?!?!?!?
Rant over, lets see how long this Meriva lasts