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Old 02-27-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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http://www.motorauthority.com/news/c...eriva-concept/

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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looks small I bet it's the corsa replacement

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: This could be the next Astra or Corsa

I think it's a replacement for this:



That's why it says 'Meriva Concept'. It's not the Astra or the Corsa, it's something that we may get here but it's more like the Mazda 5 MPV than a car.

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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Yea i agree with you saturn 69, has to be that

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #5
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The Meriva is based on the Corsa. The Zafira is based on the Astra.

Either way I really do like this next iteration of the Meriva.

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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it's not the next astra.

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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The current Meriva is the leader in his class but also getting old. The design do not fit with the rest of the line up. One of the reason Meriva are popular is the FlexSpace system. It was and is a innovation in this class.




The Meriva OPC shown by Saturn69 is a fast and fun to drive car. 180hp from the 1.6 Ecotec Turbo combined with a 6-speed manual (same engine is also available for Astra) is more then enough on this kind of small car.


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Old 02-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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Wow - look at that interior! Would have loved to see that nav, the cup holders, those seats, and that 6-speed gearbox come to the US in the Astra...

Anyhow, more on the Meriva concept from Autoweek:
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...73310043889735

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Old 02-28-2008, 04:34 PM   #9
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those cupholders are placed in the same position as the ion cup holders that so many have complained about. the rear seats look as hard and flat as a pancake griddle. the nav is placed just like the ion's gauge cluster, an idea that works because one can now place the tilt wheel for comfort and not so one can see whats behind your hands and wheel.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:50 PM   #10
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Yeah, it's all about the Ion...

You forgot to tell me that the 6-speed was stolen from the Ion too...

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Old 02-29-2008, 12:17 AM   #11
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Who needs Cup Holders!! Somethings i wish were illegal here also.. Like eating and Drinking While Driving, thats as distracting as Talking on the Phone,Reading the paper,putting makeup on, Shaving etc..

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Old 02-29-2008, 12:33 AM   #12
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paul i don't understand where you came up with the it's all about the ion comment, and the stolen 6 speed. i'm sorry i just don't understand what your trying to say or why.

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Old 03-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #13
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Default Re: This could be the next Astra or Corsa

That is neither the Astra nor Corsa but a preview of the next Opel Meriva microvan. The Corsa North America is expecting will be built on the global subcompact Gamma platform with GMDAT taking the lead and featuring the 140-hp 1.4L turbo engine and Opel-esque exterior styling. The next Chevrolet Aveo is expected to be built on Gamma as well.

The 6MT OPC variant of Meriva is sweet! That would be an ideal transmission to team up with a small-displacement turbo like the FamilyII 1.4L!


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Old 03-03-2008, 06:53 PM   #14
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Here are the first Spy shots of the next Astra.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080303....ied-in-finland

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