Vauxhall Viva (2015 - 2019)

5

1.0i 73ps SE 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Roy Fuller on 7 March 2020
5
Overall rating
5
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

A smashing little car for my retirement.

Bought to replace a tired old skoda diesel that I used for work, doing 25000 miles a year. Now that I have retired I just need to pop to the shops or visit family and friends. The viva comfortably seats 4, and the rear seats fold down to reveal a good load space for DIY and trips to the tip. Just as well, because the boot is small, but still big enough for a weeks shopping. The on board entertainment system is really clever, able to navigate my I pod and sync to my mobile. The ride is firm without being harsh, and I am genuinely getting 55mpg average. The viva keeps up with other traffic well on the motorway, and the engine sings at 70. Quite pleasant. Only time will tell if the viva proves reliable, but compared to my first car, which was a three wheeler with a motorbike engine, this is fabulous.
Having had the car for almost two years now, covering about 5000 miles a year, fuel consumption has settled down to 50 mpg, mostly on short journeys. The clutch is sharp and still catches me out sometimes. Performance is brisk and often surprises other drivers away from the lights. The only real problem is that it's rubbish in snow. The light weight means that it struggles to find grip where other cars have no problem.

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Price£9,140–£11,555
Road TaxA–B
MPG55.4–65.7 mpg
Real MPG91.3%

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