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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2143
You probably have very firm views on whether the Mercedes Viano even counts as an MPV at all. There will doubtless be a large percentage of you who feel that this is nothing more or less than a glorified airport shuttle but keep an open mind and the Viano becomes a whole lot more than that.
As a new buy, it's tough to make a case for the Mercedes as a practical family vehicle. It's just too expensive for most household budgets but as a used proposition it suddenly makes all kinds of sense. How often have we lambasted MPVs for having seats for a big family but not the corresponding luggage capacity. Seems the solution to that particular problem was right in front of us all the time.
Although it may not be the obvious choice, a used Mercedes Viano is a pragmatic solution if you have a very large family and a commensurate amount of gear to lug about. It's better to drive than you'd give it credit for and it holds onto its value so well that, despite the big upfront asking price, typical pence per mile running costs are often lower than you'd get with something like a nearly new Grand Espace or Previa. The 2.2-litre model is the pick of the bunch but shop around and try to find a discounted example that's been generously loaded with options.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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