Dan bought this Mercedes-Benz V-Class new with extra options for $136,000 (including all on-road costs). Dan would buy this car again because: “Yes, I would buy it again because there are no other seven/eight-seaters on the market that compare to the luxury and refinement of the V300d. Its balance between style and practicality is just right.” That’s why I brought it.”
So far, no major issues with the car but it’s only a month old! We owned the V250d for the first five years and had some problems with it in the last half of ownership so we are expecting some problems in a few years.
Ownership experience with the car has been fine. Customer service during purchase was poor and based on previous experience service and warranty can also be a challenge.
We were disappointed to find that simple accessories like boot liners and mud flaps were not available on this model.
Buying the car was a bit difficult due to poor response from the sales team, limited availability, and poor trade-in offer. We have only covered 4000 kms in the car and haven’t had it serviced yet so we are yet to pass judgment on the aftercare experience.
The price of the car is not so cheap but offers many kits. Having a $136k driveway is a lot of cash to splash on a family car. But it comes with a lot of nice features that make the overall ride more enjoyable. Also, I think the other vans have the original markup because it’s a ‘Mercedes-Benz’.
The main reason for the V300d is the 34kW power boost over the V250d. You can feel the difference too, it’s more responsive and better to drive.
It’s really cheap in terms of economy, averaging 7.4L/100. You can go to many places on the tank.
The technology in the car is great but not perfect. It offers a lot of great features but is not as good as other Mercedes models. There’s a lot of carryover from the pre-facelifted V-Class. There are some new features like new touch screen, some new buttons and some driver assist technology.
Ride comfort is smoother and better. It glides over bumps and bumps in the road without a hitch.
Handling is excellent in ‘Sport’ mode, the steering heavy but engaging. But in standard ‘Comfort’ mode, it handles well.