2007 Mercedes-Benz Vito from UK and Ireland


Nice van with problems exacerbated by poor service


Engine management system failed at 15K.Took 3 weeks to get a new module.

Uneven wear on all tyres, veers to left under light braking. Garage spent 8months trying to rectify this and failed, repaired by independent.

General Comments:

Mercedes service does not do what it says on the tin, appalling service from MB. Do they not want people to purchase MB vans?

The van looks the part, should have tinted windows as standard though.

A lot of money for a van, best spend it elsewhere next time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th September, 2008

2007 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI Short Wheelbase Van 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Now more economical and less agricultural, longer service intervals


Passenger side electric window switch faulty

Tracking needed to be adjusted.

General Comments:

This is my second Vito of the latest shape, I also had a 2004 111CDI from new & did 120000 miles in that one. Lots of niggly problems with that one, but after driving other vans & coming back to the Vito it felt more substantial than other vans to drive, if that makes sense. Also, after a car drove into me at speed front-end on I was very impressed with the crash protection afforded & the drive train is bullet-proof, so the replacement had to be a Vito.

First impressions of this newer Vito are quite favourable. The engine is a lot less agricultural & the fuel economy is much improved, all due to the Piezo injector technology implemented. They quote another 5 bhp over the old 111 but to be honest you'd be hard-pushed to notice the difference.

Another plus is that the variable service intervals seem to be much higher now, my old 111 was averaging every 15000, this one 20000, a result because Mercedes servicing isn't the cheapest or best experience.

Whatever you do get the optional solid bulkhead, as at motorway speeds the noise from the load compartment is almost deafening without.

If you experience strange wear patterns on the front tyres, get the tracking checked/adjusted. Both of these Vitos I've had needed the tracking adjusting otherwise they will wear out the front tyres within 10 - 15000 miles, they should last double that.

Otherwise it's pretty much the same as my old 111, not bad to drive, torquey engine, nice interior for a van.

But come on Mercedes, where's the centre driver's armrest that you get standard on other vans?

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

Review Date: 13th January, 2008

9th Apr 2008, 12:05

OK, this log is at 15000 miles & all is good so far, no faults to report. The variable service indicator is showing 6000 miles to the first service (minor). It would seem that Mercedes have listened to customer complaints & addressed them. BUT, a workmate ordered a Transit GLX for the same money & you get a lot more toys like Bluetooth & steering wheel mounted stereo controls to name but a few.