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Don’t buy 111cdi 2016 model Vito van
The first 18th mths it was great!!
Then when 18mths old the turbo went on it with about 40000kms. Took Mercedes 3mths to repair as they replaced the turbo and then got all these other warning lights coming on. After 3 mths they got someone else to look at it and realised it was the wrong turbo. I think no one real knew what they were doing since it’s a Renault engine in these 111cdi front wheel drive.
Then around the 2-2.5 yrs old I had some sensors go in the exhaust and engine, that took 3wks to repair cause the parts had to come from o/s.
Purchased in June 2016 for $48,000.00.
Worst Van ever
I have owned brand new transits, vivaros and combos but i thought i would try a vito but its the worst van of them all. The engine is so loud it sound like its 20 years old, its too low and hits speed bumps and curbs, the radio connects to your phone but drops calls halfway through talking, if you hammer it on the motorway then for the rest of the day it sounds like the exhaust is blowing (boy racer car sound). Please note that this is a brand new 2020 vito van and has had these problems since i drove it off the forecourt.
Purchased in May 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $16,995.00.
best van ever 111 auto
Best van rear wheel drive very reliable diesel auto will never sell it
parts are not espensive All ive done is new roller bearing for side door new window inder guides Aus $50 each new speakers 180 klms
Purchased in May 2014 for $19,000.00.
Worse car I've owned!
4 years old. In the workshop every 2_3 months. Break power booster failed, tx valve aircon and evaporator fan failed, rear shocks failed, gas struts failed, turbo intercooler failed. All within 90,000kms.
Purchased in December 2015 for $48.00.
Love it Ive had 4 VW 111 diesel Auto 178k
My 2009 111 Auto crew cab Short wheel base is the best van ive owned
Ive owned 4 VW1973 1976 1995 2008 ALL ENGINES BLEW UP 2008 GEARBOX AS WELL
Bought used at 105klm now 180klm after about 5 years
I love it gets me on the speed limit safe REAR WHEELDRIVE VANS ARE THE BEST and most reliable.
Ive always got 200kg -500kg of stuff in it yes i drive it gentle but if im having a prang its not in an iLoad
The best thing on this van SPEED CONTROL 10/10 how simple if you like you speed click
Purchased for $19,000.00.
Ive had my vito 120 since new.
It was the dealer van that was used for test driving among interested buyers of the new range. And i took ownership with only 735 kms clocked....currently sitting 3000 ks under 200,000
This particular van was arranged to give example of how versatile the Vito platform could be. The back space is empty with a hard fairly durable flooring pannel. There are 8 tie down pionts evenly spaced around midships and at each corner of the cargo space... and the super convenient passenger and drivers side rear sliding doors ...are reason enough to have purchased the vehicle. Up front is a different story. Spacious with great seating height from ground, good comfortable driving position for city or long haul driving. Its quite easy to forget that your driving a van and instead think your in a much smaller piece of machinery..... Heated seats, arm rests, electric windows heated side mirrors, darkend privacy windows on rear doors, All round of a great example with which to build into your own version of van heaven.... I wouldnt have any other vehicle take care of my personal transport needs. With 3.5 turbo diesel comanding highest output overall than any other van or 4wd on the market at same time. It can easily put v8 sedans in its mirrors even with a half ton of weight in the back... its brilliant. Its worth every cent so far..... a word to the wise, Dont loose the keys.... just under $600 replacement cost per item.
Purchased in September 2009.
Our company purchased circa 12 Vito vans from MB Brighton and ALL were to be 100% the same, specs, etc. to replace a fleet of Hyundai ILoads.
When delivered, they were various years, some of which had a VIN # 2 years earlier than others. Some had rust, side windows, etc.
They were ALL various configurations.
Not sure what the company owners ultimately did, but my job was to replace each and every one of them, all of which were costly to run, poor performing, always coming out of alignment, chewed up tires, etc.
Worst of all was the resale/trad...
Purchased in August 2015 for $50,000.00.
I love my Vito
I have had my Vito for approx 1 year now after owning numerous Vans.
I love my Vito, It is a pleasure to drive, The driving position is very comfortable. The interior is nice.
There is plenty of room for what i need. I cant recommend the Vito enough!
The gearbox shifts nice and smooth. The motor in the 114 could be a little bit more powerful. but it is a van and i didnt buy it for performance. The diesel is great. i get on average 1000KM to 1 tank. (highway use). I am 6'4 and have plenty of room and am very comfortable when driving on a daily basis.
a great work horse with 5 star luxury
I have driven Vans for work since the 80s starting off with a Mitsubishi.This a van that certainly got workout with moving machines during the week and fire wood on the weekend.My next van was a Mazda .This had two engines and also did alot of work.When the rust claimed the Mazda I decided to look at something more long term and better made.I asked a panel shop about Mercs .He gave them good rap.So I contacted West Point Star in Osborne PK.I went down there ready to go for to tie with sales man and I was totally blown away.They treated me with...respect as though I could have been the CEO of BHP .they gave me a coffee and we had a chat and a look at the different Vans.We decided to take a Vito 109cdi for a test drive .The sales rep drove to Hale school ,then we he said you can have a drive.I jumped in and we headed out the car park and up Hale RD.This thing bloody flew up the hill.i asked if it was petrol and he replied.No diseil.I could believe how much power it had compared to the old Mazda.I decided on the very van I was driving.Now I don't have to worry about going on long drives if my van will make it .That was back in 2007 my van is still going after 360,000 I now have a second Mercedes-Benz van that goes even quicker
Reliable, cost effective motoring.
108CDI. Bought new in 2000. Done 210,000k as of Apr 2018. This is a list of work done (bear in mind this car is 18 years old!). Dash needed replacing half year after warranty - Mercedes paid half. New starter motor, new alternator, new battery cable, new indicator leaver assembly, new sway bar struts, break disks skimmed, new cv shaft, new radiator, new break hoses. That’s it - apart from the dashboard, just normal wear and tear. I change the oil and filter religiously every 5,000km and do what else I can myself - it sees a mechanic maybe once...every three years. Not bad for 18 years faithful service and it probably has another five good years left in it, if not ten. There is roof rust from carrying kayaks - water gets under the roof rack rail - a design fault - it should have been bedded in selastic. Maybe I got lucky with my van. Or maybe it’s that happy owners don’t tend to write reviews?! I don’t know.
Vito 111 CDi van-From new
This van is just that...a van for doing work.
It does that well.
At 80,000k the low oil level light came on...I added oil.
The motor blew up...too much oil...oil level sensor was faulty....
$5000 dollars later...second hand motor fitted...so far so good.
Second hand motor was complete with ALL peripherals.
The glow plug warning light came on...the dealer said $500 plus install for the relay.
Rubbish....that would have been a wste...one of the gloe plugs went faulty...multimeter shows short to ground...duhhh...the dealers have no idea...
What will go wrong next?
Good size for nine passengers and luggage room to boot, dives economically, stable at highway speeds, cruises well at 130kmh (NT speed limit), battery lasted nine years but it has cost a fortune to keep running since warranty ran out 7 years ago. AC evaporator repair -$4700 (MB Dealer), AC compressor replacement -$1700 (MB Dealer wanted $5300), exhaust system - $2400 (MB Dealer wanted nearly $7000), electric front windows - both failed several times costing $500 each time to repair (MB Dealer wanted much more), and its only done 125,000km (200...8 model). Now it has an intermittent limp mode problem - spent $600 (3 hours labour) at MB Dealer last week with an inconclusive outcome and it might require a new turbo charger ($3800). It's the most unreliable car I have owned - such a pity because it's such a practical design for people moving - just too many sudden high cost dramas - should have dumped it when warranty ended. We have a similar aged Toyota Hilux dual cab petrol ute with 123,000km up & we've just replaced a few batteries, disc pads & a rocker cover gasket - nothing at all by comparison. I owned a Tarago for a while once - no dramas mechanically - just no luggage room when full of passengers - the Vito was the solution and remains the best design but the cost of MB parts and MB Dealer labour rates unfortunately will steer me away from further investment in European cars.
Limp mode, mine does this to occasionally and the engine light comes on and goes of.
Limp mode, mine does this to occasionally and the engine light comes on and goes of. I have had it checked and the local merc specialist said it hard to find and fix an intermittent fault. The electric window on the passenger side is broken. I have put lube on the other so as not to stress the motor. The spare wheel mechanism is stuck. I use mine for renovation work and as a stealth camper. I love it, it has done 160,000 but not hard km. I bought it with 65,000 km and I have had no major problems
It's good but it's a Benz and it should be better
90000KMs & the transmission died. $5K repair...... 125000Kms and the electronics under the dash caught fire and the thing was destroyed. Benz, be like "it's out of warranty.. we don't care". Compared with other Vans on the road they drive like a car and if you do long trips they are pretty comfy. Tyres don't last long, brakes don't either. That can get expensive every two years too. A nice comfortable van, but the dash is clunky. You can have a clock but not outside temp. You can have outside temp... but not a clock. This type of crap is not good enough from a marquee product.
love the the van but the but not electronics that control it
we purchased this van at an auction [ previously belonged to the health dept ] and it had only 56000 kms on it .We had about 4 years trouble free motoring then to term a phrase the wheels started falling off it was always serviced by a place that serviced ambulances,to get breaks completely replaced cost $1600 then it had serious electronics problems which they couldn't fix and referred me to someone else and after another $1500 later it was back on the road ,6 months down the track electronics problems again only $300 this time . the bottom line is, we love the van, the leg room ,the performance& handling,the fuel consumption but the reliability and repair cost would make us skeptical about having another one.
Questions & Answers
Hi Vito owners,
Recently I bought 2013 Vito 122CDI it’s V6 engine with 52000 km on the clock. Drives smooth.
It has just 3 months dealers warranty as the parts and repairs are very expensive I’m thinking of buying 3 years extended warranty.
I asked from MB mechanic, his reply was “ it’s just waste of money”
Plz put on the right direction which warranty company I go with which has more coverage as I’m not in the position to spend a huge $$$ on parts & repairs.
Your knowledge and advice would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
I just bought a v class Merc 87000klm on clock
I told the dealer I don’t want the 3000 warranty they will always find a way to to say it’s not covered!
So I’m taking a gamble with a van that can do 500000 Klms same engine and gearbox
So u didn’t have any extended warranty?
Would you suggest one if you or your friends had buying extended warranty before?
Dont bother the insurance wont pay out when u try to claim and engine and gearbox are superior to VW
Keep the money in your pocket for small repairs most parts are on ebay
Nice review. Good to hear that you're happy with your Merc.
What is the name of your recommended Mechanic? I also live in Brisbane and would appreciate your advice. Thanks!
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|Category||People Movers and Vans||People Movers and Vans||People Movers and Vans||People Movers and Vans|
|Release date||May 2015||May 2004||Feb 2011||Jan 1996|
|Discontinuation date||Jan 2011||Dec 2014||Dec 2003|
|Replaced by||Mercedes-Benz Vito W639.II||Mercedes-Benz Vito V-Class W447.I|
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