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3.8
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berthold

If anyone aspires to own a Mercedes then you are in for a rude

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 3.0 CDI Ambiente [Long] 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 21st October '14)

3

AWAKENING ! We purchased 2 Mercedes 4 years ago, 1 small runabout and a larger People Carrier, both 2nd hand with early 40,000s on the clock. We were shocked at the quality of these cars for reliability.

We experienced fuel pump problems, numerous electrical issues.

1 issue which started with the indicators and developed until all the rear lights were malfunctioning was traced by an experienced technician to a failed rear window seal which dripped directly into an electrical circuit board about the size of your hand at a cost of £170. Window seals on a vehicle of 5 years??? Air conditioning and side sliding doors were very costly to repair and Mercedes obviously knew the parts were faulty as some of the replacements had been re-designed. The interior plastics weren't all that good either. All very disappointing as the People Carrier was great for practicality, the way you could re-arrange the seating depending upon the load. The comfort and the Ride were good . With SHELL V-POWER fuel the consumptions were good as well

Both cars sold at 60,000 and would we buy an more Mercedes ?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Welcome back Toyota & Honda every time.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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birkdogarde

Disappointing

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 2.2 CDI Ambiente [Long] 5dr [150] Tip Auto (Review date: 10th September '14)

1.8

Bought the car from new. Have had rust problems and I currently have TWO "ongoing" issues - automatic gearbox "locks out" and it'll cost £600 for a new computer part repair. I currently have leaking water - from the electric sunroofs? Only done 50k miles in 9 years!

Much, much too expensive to continue to use useless Merc Dealers.

I want nothing more to do with Mercedes and I'd love to feature on Top Gear to explain all my problems. Oh, and it's the THIRD Merc I've had and have also had problems with previous models... I may have learnt my lesson, at long last.... Stewart

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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familycar

the best car for family and business

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 3.0 CDI Ambiente 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 15th August '13)

5

this is the best car as its got engine of 3. having very spacious body gives you a comfortable journey.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jamesjj

Poor Quality Merc

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 3.0 CDI Ambiente [Ex Long] 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 26th April '12)

2

This is really an overpriced delivery van by virtue of adding leather seats and various other "luxury" items. Sadly, for a Mercedes, the build quality is very poor with flimsy plastic trim around seat levers, etc. Front suspension clonks are a regular feature, and there rarely seems to be a week go by without a warning light of some kind, though often it is a case of being re-set - at a cost !!

We own two of these, and since the warranties ran out some of the "big ticket" items replaced have included a new turbo at around 73,000 miles, and a steering rack at 79,000 miles. Most recently one of them (currently at 98,000 miles) has developed gearbox issues resulting in (another) small fortune going out on transmission fluid replacement, and computer re-sets, etc. The conclusion now - the problem is in the gearbox. The solution - replace it !!! Both vehicles have been dealer maintained from new.

Would I have another one ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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mrziiphd

mrziiphd

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 2.2 CDI Ambiente [Ex Long] 5dr [150] Tip Auto (Review date: 7th March '12)

5

This car is a very reliable car and has a spacious interior .my children absolutely loved driving in it because of the amount of room available for them.It also has an extra long buggage space for all the travelling needed.I am also very impressed with the fuel consumption ( it actuall consumed less than a 1.5 litre vehicle-jokes aside ). On the motorway it is a smooth drive and surely makes you feel epic .This is a car i would recommend for anyone with a large family or in airport transfer business.I use it mainly for family travels and i recommend it highly.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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duaneP

DSP

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 3.5 Ambiente [Long] 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 5th December '11)

4.3

Reliable car, had one or 2 poblems with the front axle, but apart from that no issues.

Very spacious and comfortble.

Engine stong and powerful, no issues with this, although quite noisy and could do with a 6th gear.

Handles well and is fast for the size of it.

Overall very good and practicle car, although when the miliage gets near 100k, 1 or 2 things start to go wrong. Also quite expensive to run.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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robertR

Easy comfortable ride totally reliable

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 2.2 CDI Ambiente [Long] 5dr [150] Tip Auto (Review date: 31st July '11)

4.8

I get on average 28.6mpg most of the driving through country lanes. On a run I get about 36mpg. Cruses well and not tiring even when doing successive days of 250-300 miles.

Very comfortable for passengers, worth carrying a small step for older folk to climb in, at 34cm it is too high for my 91 year old Mum but a 17cm step fixed that.

Rear Air con a bit difficult for passengers to adjust if the seats are facing each other as I have it but it does mean they are not forever fiddling with it, and they don't need to once set it is fine.

It is a bit big for me on daily use on my own but touring with 6 of us is great.

Parking is easy, it is a nearly square box and easy to see the corners particularly using the electric mirrors turned down to see parking lines or kerbs.

Loads of room for luggage, I tour with 6 adults and all the luggage for two weeks and still have room between the backs of the from seats and the passenger seats for shopping.

I have had no reliability issues at all.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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rogerH

Mercedes Viano

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 3.0 CDI Ambiente [Long] 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 27th July '11)

4.8

This vehicle has been great, I've run Volkswagon Caravelles since 1994, but decided to give the Merc a go and I've not been displeased.

The only minus point has been the fuel economy being marginally less than that of the Caravelle, but a small price to pay I say, for the vastly superior engine, giving excellent performance and a smooth ride and still bringing in upto 30mpg!!!!

Seats are superb, the reclining rear seats always pleasing the family, adding to their comfort and how they arrived at the end of the journey.

A very good people carrier that has always satisfied.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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allF

The cruise ship cruiser

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 2.2 CDI Ambiente 5dr [150] Tip Auto (Review date: 2nd July '11)

3.5

As a passenger and load lugger it works well due to its size. The engine performs well and the interior is spacious and comfortable. Reliability is average, with niggling problems. Service and parts cost are high, and maybe the volkswagen carravelle is a better option.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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munawarA

Outstanding Performance and Value for Money

MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO 2.2 CDI Ambiente [Long] 5dr [150] Tip Auto (Review date: 9th June '11)

5

I liked it so much that, we have bought another viano but unfortunatley with the new viano we have the road tax is higher this is still the lower rate as it was registered before a certain date. reliabilty has been outstanding a very presige vehicle can be used for almost anything from garden rubbish to taking VIP's. You cannot get tired whilst driving long distances with a viano, nor the passengers due to added features.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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