2002 Mercedes-Benz Vito Reviews

2002 Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 CDi 2.1 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.1 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

Great if you have plenty of money to throw at it!

Faults:

Brake lines and disks.

Heat deflector panel fell off!

General Comments:

This van is quick for a van.

Looks great in blue with alloys.

However it is starting to get more and more things going wrong such as the glow plug light, brake lines don`t last, injectors needed and rust bubbles are starting to appear everywhere!!!

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

Review Date: 13th October, 2008

2002 Mercedes-Benz Vito 108 cdi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carLondon-Hackney cab Fairway Driver

Summary:

Rubbish... I would not buy a Vito again!

Faults:

This van has been converted into a seven seater.

Van has gone into Limp Mode at 65000 miles and no-one can figure out the problem. It has even been hooked up to the computer software, and still no joy!

Van is extremely hard to start... again, could be linked to the above comment.

General Comments:

Can't really say much about the interior, as it has been stripped and fitted out with luxury seating etc.

Gearbox on the dash is a good idea, much more comfortable than a normal car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

30th Sep 2009, 15:55

Sounds like you have a leaking injector, common problem, will it start with a tow? If so it's a injector it won't show up on diagnostics, take off the leak off pipes and turn the engine; the faulty one will be flowing diesel. Hope this helps, Robin.

2002 Mercedes-Benz Vito CDI 112 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission CDI 112 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance8564 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect in every way

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The nicest van to drive in the whole world, it's such a pleasure. Just like driving a car, handles excellently and looks awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2003

27th Feb 2007, 23:12

Never driven one, but the review do not look real. Maybe if you compare it to a donkey all should be 10/10.

29th Jun 2007, 20:09

I bought a 112 brand new in 2003. Loved the look, got sold on performance, reliability and safety.

Do about 50000 Km a year

Grinding noise from front brakes (been told is common, nothing to worry about) I had to change discs and pads two months later!!

Complained about jerking at low speed change (between 2-3) and been told that's my driving style, six months later the gear box failed $AU 7000 quoted by Mercedes, had eventually fixed by a transmission specialist for 3800 plus I had a rental vehicle costs of 700

Turbo unit failed, turbo hose, transducer (whatever that is) central looking playing up and numerous other bits that really put me off this brand.

Really disappointed with Mercedes would be looking at VW probably.

3rd May 2013, 16:21

I have a 2002 112 CDI, and it is fab. Must have been built on a Monday. I have read that a lot are rubbish, but ours has done 200,000 miles and I am just about to get some rust bubbling treated.

It's fast and drives like a car. I feel sorry for the ones that fall to pieces, but mine is a gem.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews