What is it like on the inside?
This is where you’ll realise you get what you paid for. The cheapest Merivas available do without a lot of niceties, most noticeably aircon, so it’s best to pay a little more for a mid-range version. That’ll then include nicer trim. Leather is optional and probably too much of a luxury in this price bracket, but sports seats are highly recommended.
Aside from the specification, the Meriva’s interior is well thought out. The rear seats slide and tilt to allow you to balance luggage with passenger space, while the centre console has a seemingly endless range of adjustment.