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Old 10-03-2018, 09:46 PM
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Merc vans have been terrible for years! My joiner has a Vito and that had more rust than white paint and that was at about 6yrs old! Goes back to the whole thing of fleet buyers don't give a crap and so the problem doesn't get fixed!!
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:12 PM
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Iím pretty sure I have never seen a Merc van more than 3 years old that wasnít rusty - they are absolute dog toffee in the paint department.
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Iím pretty sure I have never seen a Merc van more than 3 years old that wasnít rusty - they are absolute dog toffee in the paint department.

For some reason the metalic ones dont seem to suffer as badly and even other colours seem slightly better than the white they use
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:45 PM
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Itís not just the vans either, cars too!

A saw a very expensive Merc , a while ago, would have been a 60k+ car when new, under ten years old and not a single panel on it that wasnít rusty!
Itís an utter disgrace for what is perceived to be a premium brand.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:48 PM
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Iím pretty sure I have never seen a Merc van more than 3 years old that wasnít rusty - they are absolute dog toffee in the paint department.
Mine was rust free at 13 years old. No matter what anyone says if it's looked after properly then they wont turn into a rusty mess.

I've another that's 17years old and bar the arches bubbling (due to last owner not cleaning it) its perfect.
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white paint degrades much quicker for some reason
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Big unveil tomorrow to put you all out of suspense ��

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Big unveil tomorrow to put you all out of suspense ��

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