Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:07 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 239 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 pm
Posts: 8998
Location: London
They upped it.

New Euro 5 on order.

Goodbye Euro 4 version.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 pm
Posts: 8998
Location: London
End of thread.

I'll start a new one on the Euro 5 model when it arrives.

[-o<


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:45 am
Posts: 9831
Location: Clandestine, soon to be Russia.
GBC wrote:
End of thread.

I'll start a new one on the Euro 5 model when it arrives.

[-o<



You sticking with the Merc?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 pm
Posts: 8998
Location: London
Yes mate, I can't trust the VM engine they insist on putting in the LTI cab, plus their minimum lease deal was 4 years. Mercedes is 3, at which point i'll know how the Nissans settled in and what, if any, problems its had.

If not, I'd be up for another lease deal.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:58 am
Posts: 92
Have not been posting on the forum for a few years now but I still read stuff with interest.

Anyway, The Metrocab TTT has been sold to a friend and I got a 2010 Euro 4 Vito. (170K miles fsh) from another friend.

I have only cover 500 miles so cannot speak about reliability yet. Fuel economy is pretty much the same as the old Metrocab, but the drive is so much more rewarding. It is more of a motorway tool and takes a bit off getting used to in the metropolis due to the extra width......I will put this down to a lack of confidence on my part. The Auto transmission is as smooth as silk, as are the brakes. Seating position& comfort works for me and is a mahoosive improvement upon my previous steed.

To be honest I am still getting used to all the buttons on the dashboard, the rear door opening & closing is taking a bit of getting used to for sure and the buzzers......OMG they are dam annoying. The intercom is okay on motorways and could be a bit louder but as Gbc states , it does pick up interference in town. Roof pods knock at speed, especially with a side wind.

I will be doing the servicing work myself to keep overheads down but there is so much electronic wizardry on the Vito that does not throw up codes on a normal fcr that no doubt I will have to visit Mercedes @ some stage. For example, I retrofitted a cruise control speed limiter but it can only be turned on using Mercedes Star software online!

The infamous RWS is as yet untested as the fuse is out, I am just gong to take a punt, present it @ NSL and hope for the best. I hear stories that even the latest Euro 5 RWS update is still causing the occasional problem, so I have no great faith in my Euro 4 :shock:

The Nsl taxi test is due in 5 weeks so 4 x T rated tyres are required for sure.

Regards

B


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:13 pm
Posts: 352
If I get another cab soon I'm tempted on a Vito but,I do a lot of wheelchair work and feel the underfloor ramp on the eurocab is a real boon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:44 pm
Posts: 10477
Location: Scotland
GBC wrote:
Yes mate, I can't trust the VM engine they insist on putting in the LTI cab, plus their minimum lease deal was 4 years. Mercedes is 3, at which point i'll know how the Nissans settled in and what, if any, problems its had.

If not, I'd be up for another lease deal.


Allegedly some of the London drivers engines are packing in, some have had 2 or even 3 engines going by the London forums


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:11 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Coventry uk
Hi
Recommend Mercedes Vito or Viano. Had tx1 which was good, tx2: crap tx4 : still crap but better than tx2. Now got a mercedes viano


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 pm
Posts: 8998
Location: London
GBC wrote:
End of thread.

I'll start a new one on the Euro 5 model when it arrives.

[-o<



Well the 5 was ok . . . :D

The euro 6 is 2.5 yrs old now and doing fine.

Be interesting to see what Merc come up with once the new all electric Viano goes on sale, but I'm more interested in the cheaper Vito tourer as that's the vehicle Penso was converting to the Vito taxi.

The UK sales director Steve Bridge reckons real time miles of 210. Now that would be something that many drivers would go for providing its not silly money.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:28 pm
Posts: 8998
Location: London
Sussex wrote:
GBC wrote:
Can't decide. :?

Go for the Vito.

IMO it's a better motor.

However I'm not sure it will last as long as a TX.

But will you care in 5/6 years time? :wink:



That cab, LC60RZY is still going, its on its third owner, a polish guy from Ruislip. Both him and my mate Dave who was the second owner, have had virtually no issues even as it approaches 10. Wish I'd just kept it, I'd have saved tens of thousands. :sad:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:00 am
Posts: 11
Location: Wolverton, buckinghamshire
GBC wrote:
Sussex wrote:
GBC wrote:
Can't decide. :?

Go for the Vito.

IMO it's a better motor.

However I'm not sure it will last as long as a TX.

But will you care in 5/6 years time? :wink:



That cab, LC60RZY is still going, its on its third owner, a polish guy from Ruislip. Both him and my mate Dave who was the second owner, have had virtually no issues even as it approaches 10. Wish I'd just kept it, I'd have saved tens of thousands. :sad:


What is the MPG like on these 2008-2011 Vito Taxis?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 43766
Location: 1066 Country
Better than a TX, but not as good as a saloon.

https://www.nextgreencar.com/view-car/2 ... c-5-speed/

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:36 pm
Posts: 846
Quote:
What is the MPG like on these 2008-2011 Vito Taxis?


In my experience, (2010 Vito) 26-28mpg average.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: TX4 or the Vito?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:00 am
Posts: 11
Location: Wolverton, buckinghamshire
x-ray wrote:
Quote:
What is the MPG like on these 2008-2011 Vito Taxis?


In my experience, (2010 Vito) 26-28mpg average.


What about the 113 2012 Model?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 239 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group