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Mercedes-Benz V-Class V230 Ambiente 5d Auto (1997/R)

Mercedes-Benz V-Class V230 Ambiente 5d Auto (1997/R) - Owner Review

If you accept that you are driving a van and not a sports car then you will be pleased.
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class (96-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Bought second hand, it is good value.

Costs

2 out of 5

Drinks petrol and cost a lot to refill… often.

Driving

4 out of 5

If you accept that you are driving a van and not a sports car then you will be pleased.

Performance

2 out of 5

Used to be better, but now lacks the oomph needed, when loaded or going uphill.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Usually good, but when it has a problem it is not an easy one.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks like you are chauffering celebrities around, the kids think it's great.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Top of the range and very versatile, to suit your needs.

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Insurance group: 30

Security

2 out of 5

Has all the features, but they are not reliable.

Service

1 out of 5

Mercedes dealers look down their noses at this ""van"" being serviced with the ""posh cars"".

Problems

Bodywork
Couple of small rust points.

Engine
Problem with radiator hose and overheating.

Gearbox
Smooth, if you drive like a chauffer.

Other
Extremely versatile interior. Kids love second row seats facing rearwards so all five back seat passengers are facing each other.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes

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