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Old 24th March 2005, 22:27   #1
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Old 24th March 2005, 23:55   #2
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It looks strictly OK ..totally not worth the mulah
The MB 140 (coorect me if i'm wrong) is definetly more VFM
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I saw it standing at the worli showroom today while passing by ...looks pretty nice for a van of this size.Interiors look excellent too
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Checkout the pic from the driver's seat. How the hell is one supposed to reach the air-conditioning dials?? i don't know anyone whose left hand is 1.5 times longer than the right hand. For something costing that muh, it looks pretty bland and basic to me. Definitely not worth the price. Do you think we'll see many on the roads?
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all thats okay.....It might turn out to be useful for hotels and stuff, cos then only the chauffer has to stretch to reach the dials!!. And I'm sure it would look good in black with some decent alloys( i mean for commercial organizations) Otherwise, its pretty much pointless.
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Old 25th March 2005, 21:02   #6
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and now they launch it. this is just great. when i went to buy the MB van i was told it was out of production. then when i buy a replacement they come up with this. i hate when that happens. none the less whats the price to one of these. looks ok really but then its just a van
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Viano huh!! Doesn't look very Merc to me. I bet, if you replaced all the Merc logos and stick ons with Toyota ones, people wouldn't know the diff.

As for the interiors, they could have taken a few tips from Toyota. The Fortuner has arguably the most proportionate and well designed console i've ever seen. Brilliant!!



And how much is the Viano gonna cost?

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It is going to cost somewhere in the region of 60 lakhs if I'm not mistaken.
Besides the MB100/140D seemed more VFM because they were rebadged Ssangyongs. So much for all those suckers who thought 3 pointed star goes cheap.
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Vaneo Viano V-Class...I wish they'd leave these to Toyota and Ford and concentrate on making cars that don't fall apart...a la the "Indian" C-Class.

Can't we get a nice little G-Wagen instead?
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Well the viano will cost about 55 lakhs ex-showroom, which seems like a lot, even i felt. But once I sat in the car I was amazed. Pics dont speak anything. The interiors are extremely well built, with fine quality of ABS plastic, Leather and Wood. It is extremely comfortable, and whoever sat inside, would immediately start imagining themselves going on a long drive with friends, booze and music. At this price you get a car with the same engine as the S Class, Parking sensors, Navigation ( maybe of some use in the future ), a refridgerator, and versatile seating for upto 8 people ( yes it can be ordered in different seating configurations ) Even the ground clearance can be adjusted as per the roads. It lacs the " macho" appeal of an SUV, but makes up in comfort, space and build quality. All in all very impressive.
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Viano huh!! Doesn't look very Merc to me. I bet, if you replaced all the Merc logos and stick ons with Toyota ones, people wouldn't know the diff.

As for the interiors, they could have taken a few tips from Toyota. The Fortuner has arguably the most proportionate and well designed console i've ever seen. Brilliant!!

And how much is the Viano gonna cost?

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totally agree man. the toyota fortuner is definately a great vehicle
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and now they launch it. this is just great. when i went to buy the MB van i was told it was out of production. then when i buy a replacement they come up with this. i hate when that happens. none the less whats the price to one of these. looks ok really but then its just a van

You did not mss much, having used a 140 to get tranferred to the Leela in Mumbai once - found it was tacky, A/C ineeffective. Miserable.

In the UK the Viano is a little cheaper than an Eclass
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At this price you get a car with the same engine as the S Class,
S Class??? I thought it had the C Class 220 CDi engine. Thats what was reported by BSM.
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The car looks good, and has enough space and luxury inside. Good for corporates and hotels. Other companies can hire them or take them on rent for foriegn executives or foreign personnel who'd come to India.
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Old 26th March 2005, 11:57   #15
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This car has the S class engine. The 220 CDI is under homologation in Pune, so that will take a while. The 350 does not need homologation since it has a petrol engine larger than 3000 cc. Diesel engines need to be over 2500 cc to avoid homologaiton.
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