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Mercedes-Benz V-Class V230 Ambiente 5d Auto (2000/X)

Mercedes-Benz V-Class V230 Ambiente 5d Auto (2000/X) - Owner Review

Has a fair bit of kick behind it, especially in Sport Mode. Auto version is reluctant to change into higher gears though!
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class (96-02)

Value

2 out of 5

Really heavy fuel muncher! Not good value considering it will probably be getting fixed half its life! (see reliability).

Costs

2 out of 5

Fuel costs hit your wallet heavily, servicing costs and maintenance costs are also high.

Driving

4 out of 5

Has a fair bit of kick behind it, especially in Sport Mode. Auto version is reluctant to change into higher gears though!

Performance

3 out of 5

Fast and smooth, overall has a problem with urban driving. Auto version takes away almost all control over accelleration, it does what it wants!

Reliability

1 out of 5

Always in the garage, too many features that end up braking, badly made (you can pull the driver's side air vent out). Looks nice until you probe deeper!

Image

4 out of 5

Very nice, looks the part, semi-sporty, semi-professional.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very nice, leather interior, heated seats, nice automated suspension meaning you dont feel those speed bumps too badly.

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Insurance group: 30

Security

3 out of 5

Good, to the extent that you can lock yourself out if you're not careful! (Don't press the lock button on the dash whilst getting out!

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Sliding doors wear easily.

Engine
Rattles after about 40k miles (maybe a one-off).

Gearbox
Mind of its own!

Other
Was a company vehicle, got rid of it swiftly. Get a chrysler Grand Voyager.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No

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