2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito Reviews

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito L 112 CDI from Turkey

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124

Summary:

Buy one that has been cared for

Faults:

Head gasket blew, then had the cylinder head replaced.

Dashboard rev counter then speedometer went. Then the digital LCD that shows the kilometers.

Doesn't rev over 3000 RPM sometimes.

If yours doesn't rev, take a look at all the vacuum pipes. If there is no leak, I would recommend to change the vacuum pressure converter valve that is on top of the air filter (part no: A6110780149). If it doesn't solve the problem, change the turbo vacuum valve (part no: 0061536628). It took me 3 months to solve the problem, but I've never had the problem again.

General Comments:

When I bought the the vehicle, it was losing some water. There's no dealer where I am, so I went to a repair guy: he said it was the head gasket, and had it and water pump, thermostat and all the water pipes changed, but the problem wasn't solved. Then I had the cylinder head and all the valves and gaskets changed. That cured the problem, but I paid half the money I had bought the car for.

Sometimes my Vito wouldn't rev over 3000 RPM. No one knew the solution, so found it myself. Wish it had less problems. It's a a beautiful thing to drive, but to repair anything on the engine, the intake has to be taken off (a lot of work).

I loved it, but had to sell because I've spent so much on it, that if there was another problem, I would have a heart attack. Do not buy one that hasn't been looked after for your own sake.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2014

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito 110 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

Good van

Faults:

Replaced dashboard (expensive).

Rear shocks gone a couple of times.

CV joints gone a couple of times.

Bad rust.

General Comments:

Overall, this van has been great, it has always started easily, and has been extremely reliable, never broke down. Although I have had to replace some expensive parts such as the dash, it's a fast van and comfortable to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2010

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito 110 CDI 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz Vito 110 CDI

Summary:

I am pleased with my Vito as I'm sure you'll be

Faults:

Nothing to report except it needed a new injector which was quite pricey.

General Comments:

Good handling van.

Very good use of space.

Reasonably economical to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2005

4th Jul 2011, 12:52

I've had my Vito for 18 months. The only thing wrong with it is the injector seals. Otherwise it's a great van. Very pleased with my 2000 110cdi.

2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito vito 113 2.0 petrol from Singapore

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired72 kilometres
Most recent distance76000 kilometres

Summary:

Great van, but petrol engine is expensive to run

Faults:

Ignition wiring shorted

Horn and starter disabled.

General Comments:

Owned this from new and been servicing it myself from day one.

Front drivers and passenger bench have been replaced by leather swivelling ones from a Ford Galaxy. Rear has up to four detachable leather seats from same car.

Designed and fabricated seat anchoring brackets from 6mm u-channel T6 aluminium with high tensile bolts, bolted through floorpan. The rear seats latch on and off. Rear seats have retractable three point seat belts from a Saab. Took me several weeks to get it all to work (never again) but worth the effort for the occasional extra convenience.

Didn't know you could insure extra workers - will check into that. Also curious how the partition can be removed legally...? Mine's replaced with an aluminium barrier cage that needs to be replaced with the original every inspection!

Petrol engine is great performer, but thirsty and at present pump prices expensive.

Thinking seriously about LPG conversion!

Otherwise, hope to keep it running for another couple years at least as it's bags of fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th August, 2005

28th Aug 2005, 03:32

Apparently - there is now a source of side windows for Vitos in Singapore.

Petrol Vitos are very sad - since the Diesel is fantastic for fuel consumption. (Except I guess you have an automatic petrol).

Several changes of rules at LTA make Vitos an interesting choice.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews