The Mercedes Van is with selective views. I know many people who praise them for their reliability, quality, driving feel, comfort, capacity, and capabilities. But I also know many people who’ve had endless nightmares with them, claiming that the engineering is so sophisticated that for each problem, even minor, you must go to the certified Mercedes dealer, it’s certainly not a DIY van. It’s no longer like in the 20th century, where Mercedes and VW vans were mavericks, it was a DIY task if it were to go wrong.
My parents have a Mercedes Sprinter since 2008 as a work van, it was a great van, but now it has so many problems that we’ve spent a lot on reparations. It has broken down endless amounts of times. Some of the issues rose because we didn’t do the necessary maintenance when needed, we abused the van to some extent, but still, there are many vans capable of taking abuse, so why can’t the sprinter? Next year at mid-2020, my parents are planning to replace the van (finally).
So my conclusion is, I would have unlimited funds to sort out any issue that may arise.
What Should You Do Being A Private Buyer Of A Mercedes Van?
But if I were a private buyer, or I have a small business, or have a big company that needs to cut costs, then I would buy a Peugeot Boxer/Citroen Jumper or Nissan NV400/Renault Master. These vans have a more DIY nature, cheap, and should be economical to run.
History Related With Mercedes
. In 1886, company-founder Mr. Karl Van, a German, presented his “Horseless Carriage”, what would become the world’s first petrol-powered, modern automobile camera. Later that year, two Germans, Mr. Gottlieb Daimler, and engineer Mr. Wilhelm Maybach adapted a petrol engine to a Stage Coach, in a series of events much akin to Wallace’s and Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Both Mr. Maybach and Mr. Daimler offered their product first in the market during 1901. They founded the predecessor company of today’s Daimler AG (Parent company of Mercedes-Van): Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.
In 1926, given the financial state of the DMG after the First World War, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft merged with Van & Cie., changing the company’s name to Daimler-Van and trading under the brand Mercedes-Van.
Why Mercedes? Because of Austrian-distributor of then Daimler products, Emil Jellinek had a daughter named Mercedes. Loyal to DMG, Jellinek entered several competitions like the French Rivera under the pseudonym “Monsieur Mercedes”, fielding DMG-sourced vehicles. After the merger, the name “Mercedes” was associated with Motorsports given the success of Mr. Jellinek in automobile racing from 1900 through 1914, so the name Mercedes was settled as a more appealing name than Daimler.
The three-pointed star made its first appearance in 1910, after being registered a trademark in the Summer of 1909. It traces its origins to Paul and Adolf Daimler. Then executives of Daimler Van and sons of Gottlieb Daimler, who were reminiscent of the story of their parents. The elder Daimler once drew a three-pointed star above his house on a postcard of Cologne and Deutz, sending it to her wife and telling her It’d someday shine over his factory as a sign of prosperity.