Vauxhall Meriva Energy
Sitting directly in the middle of trim levels, the Vauxhall Meriva Energy is a positive small people carrier that really does perform superbly for families. It’s great value for money, nicely practical, good to drive and not bad to look at either. With a decent amount of equipment, it’s a great everyday motor and also boasts versatility, as well as positive safety and reliability scores. What you get is a good all rounder that just works, and engines span 1.4 to 1.6 litre petrols, plus 1.3 to 1.7 litre diesels.
The Vauxhall Meriva Energy lives up to its name as there’s a lot of positivity about it that really does appeal. Featuring some wonderful exterior designs that are understated but likable, the interior is nicely roomy, practical and well put together; you also get 350 litres of boot space. On the gear and gadgetry side of things, expect to find air conditioning, steel wheels, a CD stereo, cloth seats, electric windows, airbags, spare wheel, remote locking, service indicator and a great deal more. Always nice to drive, the Energy feels confident and responsive on the tarmac, which only increases appeal. Get yours for £4,000 used.