Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

During the time I have owned the car its reliability has been fantastic due to usual maintenance and servicing . so far the car has cost me an air filter,fully synthetic oil, spark plugs , and two tyres in almost two years which is quite good value. I mainain the car myself except where the need for a hoist is needed so, I keep my costs as low as I can. if I do alot of urban driving the car gets quite thirsty . but, on the whole I tend to use about ł12.00 of petrol in a week.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Love the car, not happy that it came without a spare. Got caught out and then had to buy and rebuild the boot area to accommodate the tyre rather than the non-sensical inflation kit. Other than that, the car does exactly what we wanted it to do. This is our eigth new Vauxhall, do not anticipate moving away from the brand.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Apart from the usual maintenance items brakes, tyres, etc. the car is very reliable very few problems, not even a broken bulb. The most expensive thing in the past few months has been 2 new tyres . apart from this oil plugs and filters account for most of the expenditure.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

SAME FAULT HAS NOW OCCURED 3 TIMES ON CAR AND PART CHANGED. THIS IS APPARENTLY A DESIGN FAULT COMMON TO VAUXHALLS BUT AT £130.00 A TIME IS RIDICULOUS. OTHERWISE THE CAR IS NICE TO DRIVE AND HAS PROVED VERY RESILIENT AND RELIABLE.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has mystery electrical faults and gearbox failed to select gears on one startup. rear boot switch sometimes fails to open boot. Parts and servicing are fairly cheap but rising petrol costs are making it harder to afford.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Had no problems since buying this car. Haven't had to buy any spare parts.fuel costs are high in the scottish highlands anyway.i am a hard driver and probably use more fuel than if I drove more economically.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Steering rattle at a cost of £120 and seems widespread fault.
Broken rear spring (Under 50,000 miles)
Coil pack changed under warranty
Indicator stalk also replaced under warranty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very reliable car - it has never let me down. My low annual mileage means that my car`s running costs per mile average out at a very high figure, as insurance is so expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's a lovely, comfortable car to drive and I find it very reliable and I even love the colour. Because my car is a diesel , I find it very cost effective .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

cant say only had it a month but it is the only one my wife can get in and out of easly also i can lift her scooter in and out of

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fairly reliable apart from niggling problems eg: door locks freeze, hazard lights do their own thing! Spare parts are expensive.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A well designed family car but my vehicle just will not drive smoothly. Faults like this nether seem to get put right.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. A bit thirsty and beware that some vauxhall dealers over charge for the first service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults what so ever. Have not had to buy spare parts good fuel consumption for size of engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems can not fault. Tax is high for a new car. insurance cheap. economical on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. Fuel consumpsion is very god, it's the fuel tax that is the ploblem.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

We've had the car for 6 months and (so far) haven't had any problems with the car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Pretty good, now that persistant fault (power Steering) has been fixed (we hope!)

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. Suits our needs and we were prepared for increased costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Normally quite reliable. Quite reasonable for parts.fuel is too expensive.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Have had no problems at all. Better than my other car, vauxhall astra.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Fuel consumption is not as good as was stated.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Has intermittent throttle problems & intermittent stereo problems

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great little runner, but outer shell as flimsy as a tin can

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Since owning the car I have not had any problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No significant problems. Too early to tell.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. No repairs required.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Had 3 merivas never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I think it has been brilliant

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. Na.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel

Most reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I like it

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5