Volkswagen Transporter or Mercedes-Benz Vito?

Which do you think I should be looking to buy, a Mercedes-Benz Vito or Volkswagen Transporter? I will be keeping the vehicle for approx 10 years.

Asked on 3 October 2022 by tim hutton

Answered by Dan Powell
Both the Volkswagen Transporter and Mercedes-Benz Vito are excellent vans. However, if reliability is key, I'd recommend the Toyota Proace.

The Proace is easy to drive, practical and backed by a warranty that will last up to 10-years/100,000 miles (so long as you service the van within the Toyota dealer network).
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