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From manual to automatic-Vauxhall meriva?

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mishymashy Tue 04-Sep-12 19:18:53

I have just sold my manual peugeot 107 and thinking of getting a Vauxhall meriva automatic.

I havent driven an auto before, are they really easy as everyone says and has anyone owned a meriva? Are they reliable?

My 107 was so cheap to run with no problems other than i hated driving it!!

LunaticFringe Tue 04-Sep-12 19:24:17

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mishymashy Tue 04-Sep-12 19:39:22

I love the qashqai but its just out of my price range. Mine is the second car which will only be used for the school run especially as i hate driving!

I was worried that maybe auto's have more major problems than manuals. Dh has kindly said 'get what you want'angry so he is absolutely no help!

LunaticFringe Tue 04-Sep-12 19:59:17

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WMittens Tue 04-Sep-12 20:47:34

From my brief experience and tales from others, you need to be very alert at junctions - not very responsive from a standstill (depends on the type of gearbox, torque converter, or whatever). They're good if you drive in stop/start traffic and don't mind the car arbitrarily deciding what gear you should be in.

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