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“AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by manaboutvan (1 review written)

I owned a 05 Merc van for light building work and like most guys got sucked in by good looks but never again!! Endless problems. Yes it really does chew up the outer edge of front tyres very very fast,both electric windows failed and expensive to fix,alternator had to be replaced twice within 3yrs, engine bonnet release never worked, rear suspension springs had to be replaced along with a clunking noise from the front suspension and lots of road noise.Gearbox like and old tractor clunked into… Read Full Review

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“rust buckets , surposed to have a 10 year paint warranty ”

Written on: 04/05/2014 by 46McFadden (1 review written)

great engine ,but the body work is so rusty , you would think I lived by the sea, went to my local Mercedes dealer , because there is a ten year paint warranty , I had no joy , to keep the weight down they spray the van lightly. my van looks terrible when I turn up for a job , I will leave the van looking rusty , to show other people in the building trade to stay clear , such a good advertisement for Mercedes driving around in a rust bucket , very disappointed with the van and Mercedes… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Merc vito traveliner 650,000 miles 2005 ”

Written on: 02/03/2014

The title says it all,yes it does have its problems main one is rust but we have had it sprayed to cure it for a few years.On the mechanical side it has had no major problem alternator a battery propshaft repair.Electricaly central locking is rubbish and we haven't bothered trying to fix rear doors and lock them manually.The minibus is run every day and we have no complaints with its performance or reliability.very few vehicles will ever reach this mileage on the same engine and running gear… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Reliable quick around town comfortablish on long journeys ”

Written on: 10/02/2014 by Choppermarc (1 review written)

2005 111cdi lwb 80,000 miles love this van she has been good to me parts have been cheap.She fits into every car park we have been too. But seats are wafer thin, cabin is as appealing as Borat in his lime green swim suit, road noise is like sitting next to a Texan from London to Scotland on a slow train. As for the rust well you would think I live in Cornwall on the beach. Will be addressing the seating problem by installing some leather seats from a Vaneo and purchasing a sound proofing kit as… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“58 swb111 panel van 70k from new...best van ive had”

Written on: 12/03/2013 by wooshy (1 review written)

Ok then ive read the other reviews ad im very surprised, I bought the van new fully specd excluding alloys as I work in london and know what wheels go through. Ive used it for work, camping, travelling and it laps it all up. A review here said that rear wheel drive vans were absolutly rubbish... yes the van does slip a bit if you go fast round wet roundabouts, but what I find is that the back stepping out is predictable and easy to correct...if your any sort of a good driver. Ive been caught in… Read Full Review

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“Vito 111cdi 2005 Wished I had not bothered”

Written on: 25/10/2012 by Fishermanandy01 (1 review written)

Having owned a 110 cdi which was great, I must say im very disappointed. Poor suspension issues and always a knocking noise from somewhere,gear selection terrible and now losing power occasionally with rubbish fuel economy. From rust issues on the earlier models this still has not been addressed and as mentioned tracking is always an issue… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“An Independent view”

Written on: 30/08/2012

We are an independent light commercial vehicle dealer established almost 10 years ago.The vito does have it`s faults.Pre 2007 bad for bodywork rust,Heavy on anti roll bar bushes ( £4.40 each ),window regulators,rear coil springs fracturing.In spite of these faults i would always recommend the Vito over any of it`s competition including the VW.Why?? because in the last 10 years we have sold over 500 Vito`s without what i would consider one major problem i.e engine,gearbox.We also find the parts… Read Full Review

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“the Vito wors van”

Written on: 03/08/2012 by STASELL (1 review written)

I am owner of Vito 111 Extra long 2007, shame for Mercedes so far in my experience on Vito put me of on Mercedes VANS and CARS, the Vito worse van ever I had. I ask many people who’s have Vito they told me same thing, electric ways very bad every day different light coming on in dash cost way dear to fix and body get rust everywhere making nose, I advise every one don’t spend your money to buy Mercedes Vito VAN or other merc VAN not worthy. Just go get transit van or any other I am sure… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best Van l Have Owned”

Written on: 28/07/2012 by davebosworth1982 (1 review written)

Having owned 5 previous vans of various makes and models this is by far the best purchase l have made. 2007 Extra Long WB, 111 CDI Owned for 4 years and no problems. Front tyres wear on the outer a little fast, however, l still go 19000 miles out of the last set (only a budget pair of tyres). Fantastic Van… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/08/2012

I am owner of Vito 111 Extra long 2007, shame for Mercedes so far in my experience on Vito put me of on Mercedes VANS and CARS, the Vito worse van ever I had. I ask many people who’s have Vito they told me same thing, electric ways very bad every day different light coming on in dash cost way dear to fix and body get rust everywhere making nose, I advise every one don’t spend your money to buy Mercedes Vito VAN or other merc VAN not worthy. Just go get transit van or any other I am sure much better you make right dissection better then Mercedes don’t go for name, I am very regret to bought the Vito spend over £10000 :( contact me if you have any question leos-(at)live.co.uk 03/08/2012

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★★☆☆☆

“Looks good, drives OK but very flawed ”

Written on: 08/12/2011 by ruddlittle (1 review written)

I Bought a pair of 111 vans in 2009 having been very happy with a 2001 Vito 110. The new van looks the part and drives more like a car but I should have suspected something when I paid the same amount for an equivalent van after 8 years....how do they do that?....by skimping on everything, that's how. There's no temperature gauge and no warning when the washers are getting empty. The dash display panel would make a mobile phone feel cheap. The comfort seat has less padding. The metal body is… Read Full Review

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Powerclocks's Response to ruddlittle's Review

Written on: 20/03/2014

I fell for the name also, The three Pointed Star, Mercedes should Share the emblem with the Proctologists Guild.

I can say without a doubt my 1999 108cdi Vito Van was one of the Best to Drive vans I have ever Driven (I have to qualify that comment, that is when it was running) This is the Great Deceit. You think, Drives Great, Sucker!!!

So Far I have Replaced the Glow Plugs, Glow Plug Relay, Full Set of Injectors, Fuel Lines and Now the Computer, it continues to go into limp home mode, (who devised that scheme to keep you coming back to the workshop) all this after the previous owner replaced the motor at 140,000k, It has rust in the roof and 90% of mechanics politely say, "I don't not want to work on it, take it somewhere else!" Way to go Mercedes, product Recognition in the Industry!

Grand total so far $5500.00 in six months not including the motor swap done by the previous owner, I removed the Water Bottle to get at some hoses and when I applied just a little pressure to the Water Bottle it crumbled in my hand, Bio-Degradable Plastic? looks like Mercedes are on to something? made to last 10 years then crumble to dust!

p.s The computer had a faulty capacitor, it leaked and burned the case and motherboard, Mercedes takes no responsibility, just put out the hand for $3000.00 for a new one, I had a second hand one cloned to match mine (against their advise) and had them refit it, this is still being done as we speak so I cant add that cost yet to the tally, so it's $5500.00 + Motor (second hand $4500.00) $250.00 for a replacement computer + $300.00 for reprogramming + whatever Mercedes Charge me, probably another $1000.00 knowing how they operate.

I should have known after I saw no end of Mercedes Vito Vans on e-Bay selling for under $1000.00, all around 10 years - 14 years old and only around 240,000ks Is that pathetic or what? Even 2007 Vans can be snapped up for around $4500.00, Tax Losses Galore! Someone needs to get a Class Action Going against Mercedes, tell them to stop pouring mega millions into F1 and start making quality product again. Is it any wonder Kia, Hyundai and Renault are expanding their market at Mercedes expense. Mercedes 100 Years Gone! Learned Nothing. Once comedians get a hold on them and the Champagne set go somewhere else for their Glitz Fix it will be Sionara Mercedes and Good Riddance!

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★☆☆☆☆

“money pit”

Written on: 11/09/2011 by stevenneary (2 reviews written)

I have had my vito for 2 years now and in that time have had my vito back to mercedes about 6 times. I had a problem with the engine management system they fixed that. I had a problem with the tracking I told them again and again and they said it was okay even after I went through 2 pairs of wheels costing £170 a pair in the end I tike it to a local garage. They said the tracking was well out so they fixed it. Brakes are always going. I've gone through 2 sets of Mercedes Vito 111CDI Brake Disc… Read Full Review

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Lupussarcina's Response to stevenneary's Review

Written on: 29/03/2014

We have had ours for nearly 9yrs now and it has done 76,000 and we are still on the original brakes.

Our main problem with it is front springs 2 in 2010 and now 2 more 2014

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★★★☆☆

“bought my vito from new loved it from the moment i got...”

Written on: 24/04/2011

bought my vito from new loved it from the moment i got into it drove like a dream.
for three years not a problem but no sooner had it come out of its warranty it started to have issues the main one the engine management light came on,brought it to Mercedes ans came back just one of those things broke down again done system check no ans broke down again another check suggested dirty fuel, removed and emptied tank no ans thought it was the common rail took it of and ran it on a test rail it… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 06/06/2011

Hi On looking for spares i have come across this web site, we have a vito 115 cdi 2004 , we have had to change the rear springs 18 months ago and now the front are requiring replacement have had them inspected and have been advised that they are faulty, the paint on the sliding door and other areas have flaked off (independant coach works have said that the fault in under coat and over colour has not settled, spoken to Merc Customer services who do not want to know we have on done 47,000 miles (no heavey work). also know of a 2005 with same problems who are trying to deal with Mercedez who don't want to know. thinking of joining togeather on looking on the internet for 30 minutes and have found 27 out of 33 reports for vans 2003 - 2007 all reporting the same problems will keep an eye on this web site if anyone else would like join forces may be we will get someone

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Written on: 03/08/2012

I am owner of Vito 111 Extra long 2007, shame for Mercedes so far in my experience on Vito put me of on Mercedes VANS and CARS, the Vito worse van ever I had. I ask many people who’s have Vito they told me same thing, electric ways very bad every day different light coming on in dash cost way dear to fix and body get rust everywhere making nose, I advise every one don’t spend your money to buy Mercedes Vito VAN or other merc VAN not worthy. Just go get transit van or any other I am sure much better you make right dissection better then Mercedes don’t go for name, I am very regret to bought the Vito spend over £10000 :( contact me if you have any question leos-(at)live.co.uk / 03/08/2012

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★★★☆☆

“Hi Guys, I Own a 110cdi 2002 Vito. ”

Written on: 20/07/2010

Hi Guys, I Own a 110cdi 2002 Vito.
Like you guys same problem with the front tyres scrubbing off -only 8k miles covered on new set of Dunlop LT30's and both completly now illegal. Rust is becoming a problem which I will have to address soon as it's becoming a bit 'tatty' to be seen in. Other than those issues, the engine & performance is great, (although ive heard of gearbox issues) two sliding doors & economy all ok. However it just loves to burn front tyres… Read Full Review

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“I am using my vito as a camper and just did a tour of...”

Written on: 30/06/2010

I am using my vito as a camper and just did a tour of England and the van was comfortable and economical to run very comfortable to drive.worked well as camper… Read Full Review

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“took van back at 3000 mile noise from front tyres ”

Written on: 26/04/2010

took van back at 3000 mile noise from front tyres
tod nothing wrong
took back at 6000 mile tyre on front both left and right outsides are bald
merc told me go away
never again… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“i bought my mercedes vito van from normands heathrow...”

Written on: 18/03/2010

i bought my mercedes vito van from normands heathrow in 2000, on an X plate really great van.
my only major problem "was" as ive got rid of it now, was "RUST" after just 4 years coming from first all of the doors.
along the bottom and along the door bumper strips including the rear tailgate.
then all the wheel arches,at the front just above the bumper a thin painted strip.
under the bonnet the main cross member rusted badly ive never seen this before.
i contacted mercedes about this, and… Read Full Review

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“Owned a 109 short wheel-base vito from new, First new...”

Written on: 04/03/2010 by larrydog (1 review written)

Owned a 109 short wheel-base vito from new, First new vehical I've ever owned so looked after it well, washed it every week, serveced at mb dealership, only does light work and currently has only 52,000 miles on the clock. What a waste of time rust everywhere!!! Mb warrenty stands for nothing. Plus all the other suspension problems, and this van is only used as a florist delivery van, not exactly working it hard. I think it will be VW next time for me… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my vito 111 long for four and a half...”

Written on: 09/02/2010 by mattb88 (1 review written)

I have owned my vito 111 long for four and a half years. 3 months out of warranty and the 2nd gear synchro went (mb din't want to know). It has 3 holes rusted through in the roof where the mb roof rack is fitted which let in water. There is rust on the underside of the bonnet, stone chips turn to rust in days and then spread under the paint. Rust from the inside on the tailgate around the handle and the middle of the pannel. Rust on the bottom of doors, seams inside and out. 3 shocks have gone… Read Full Review

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“ I have had the van just over two and half years. It...”

Written on: 20/11/2009

I have had the van just over two and half years. It that time it has eaten through 2 set of tyres plus it has gone through 2 sets of front shocks, various tie rods and anti roll bar bushes. The tracking has been redone 3 times. The van has traveled only 42000 miles in its entire life and I have driven just over 25000 with light loads. These vans have a problem with the steering racks plus they and inclined to rust. The electrics are also going to give you problems. Buyer beware… Read Full Review

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“Had this mercedes for 12 months.Rust is the big...”

Written on: 20/10/2009

Had this mercedes for 12 months.Rust is the big problem with this van.I thought mercedes had some kind of rust warranty?Selected reverse drove 4 feet and rear coil spring snapped!Had 4 rolls of loft insulation in the back.Have never carried anything heavy in the van.Asked mercedes about this there reply (no we ve not heard of this problem but we do sell a quite a few springs)parts sales person! says it all… Read Full Review

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