Many when buying a reliable and roomyfamily minivan stop their choice on the car "Vito Mercedes" (photo of this car is presented below). This minibus is excellent for both work and leisure. In addition to universality, "Vito" is famous for its reliable engines and comfortable interior. However, because of the high cost in the primary market, the majority of motorists buy the used Mercedes Vito (with a mileage of 50, 100 or more thousand kilometers). And then a lot of questions arise: what to look for when buying, to replace what parts should be ready and so even. In this article we will try to answer all these questions.

Mercedes-Benz with a run

Body condition

Probably everyone knows how the appearancecar may be interested or on the contrary frighten the buyer from buying a particular minibus. Fortunately, even the 10-year-old Mercedes Vito minivan with a run of 200 thousand km remains unharmed. However, this happens only in those owners who constantly looked after their iron friend. And if you find traces of rust on the metal surface, this is a sign that metal, especially the bottom, can be rotten. It is better to refrain from such a purchase. On cars of the first and second generations, the front wings and side doors are considered particularly vulnerable. The presence of corrosion on these parts of the body will entail massive waste for the restoration of paintwork, and if the metal is rotten as far as the holes, you may not even consider such a Mercedes Vito with mileage.


Inside, you should pay attention to the statefinishing materials. "Mercedes Vito" with a mileage of more than 150 thousand kilometers "suffers" by the importunate creaking and rattling of plastic, especially on the front panel. Also check the condition of the wires and contacts. They can often be oxidized, which causes large errors in the operation of the on-board computer and malfunctions with the central lock.

Mercedes characteristic

In addition, if you buy a passengerminivan, pay attention to the condition of the side door sliding rollers. They can be very shaky, and this entails a strange creaking in the cabin and a constant rattling of the detail even on a flat road. In the case of cargo minibuses, too, everything is not so simple. The rear swing doors can be deformed or faulty (the lock does not work).

Technical specifications

"Mercedes Vito", as you know, is mannedthe most high-quality motors. And indeed, often under the hood of the car drivers do not look. But here it is very important to observe the mileage. If the engine on the machine is a millionaire, then its timing chain is no more than 300 thousand kilometers. And if you do not make a replacement in time, you can pay off with an expensive repair of the entire engine.

Vito Mercedes photo
In general, Mercedes Vito is very unpretentious in terms ofservice, especially in comparison with the domestic "GAZelle". But because of the special configuration of the cabin (when the engine is placed half in the cabin) it's simply impossible to get to the right part without using the hand of specialists. Therefore, be ready for embezzlement of the service station.