Vauxhall Meriva SE
The Vauxhall Meriva SE is a hugely positive small family hatchback that’s positioned towards the higher end of the trim scale and represents great value for money as a result. What you get is something that’s absolute value for money, decently equipped, great to dive and absolutely stylish. It’s friendly and quirky, and features good levels of safety, reliability and security too. Some functional features like rear hinged doors make getting in and out a breeze, and you’ll also get the added benefit of low running costs thanks to 1.4 litre petrol engines and 1.7 litre diesels.
On the design side of things, the Vauxhall Meriva SE is cool and friendly, with a nice profile and loads of curvy shapes on the outside. Inside, it’s roomy, light and bright and robust enough to stand up to everyday family use; kids or adults can fit in the back, and there’s also 397 litres of boot space. Kit wise, expect to see alloy wheels, air con, electric windows, cloth seats, alarm, airbags, CD stereo system, electric sunroof, remote locking, and a service indicator, among other things. Positive to drive, responsive and just cool and composed, it’s a real bargain for £8,000 used.