Mercedes-Benz Vito’s a million mile-eater for executive travel operator
When Blackburn-based executive travel operator John Reed
says the Mercedes-Benz Vito is his vehicle of choice because it will run for a
million miles, he’s speaking from experience.
Mr Reed has just visited local dealer Ciceley Commercials,
where he traded in a 13-year-old Vito 111 CDI Traveliner that had clocked-up
1,030,000 miles, and replaced it with a highly-specified 2015 Vito 114 CDI
Tourer Select from the latest model range.
Incredibly, Mr Reed’s business, Revidge & Wilpshire, put
even more miles on an earlier Vito.
He said: “We had one a few years ago that had covered
1,250,000 miles before we finally retired it, while we have another that’s done
well over 700,000 and is still going strong.
“Our experience has proved that a properly maintained Vito
can be relied upon to run for a million miles and more without serious trouble.
In fact, there was nothing wrong with the vehicle we recently traded in - it
was still reliable, solid, and in great condition inside and out, so I’d
happily have sent it out for at least another year. The only reason we decided
to change it now, was that Ciceley had a very smart used Vito which was
available at a highly attractive price.”
Revidge & Wilpshire serves customers throughout east
Lancashire and surrounding areas. Its fleet comprises four passenger-carrying
Vito models, as well as a pair of Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars. All are used for
corporate and private travel, including airport transfers, across the UK.
The Vito the company has just stood down was brand new when
Revidge & Wilpshire purchased it from Ciceley Commercials in 2006. Mr Reed
said: “It’s barely run in!
“Mercedes-Benz Vans promises to ‘Keep businesses moving’ -
well, it’s certainly delivered in our case. In terms of reliability over a
long, high-mileage working life, the Vito has proved to be more than up to the
“It also leads the way in terms of safety,
overall running costs, and comfort for our passengers and drivers, while the
brand image of the three-pointed star reflects perfectly our own exacting
standards of customer care. You just can’t beat a Vito.”