Previously I had a Freelander 2, wonderful to drive, but too little space for my needs. The Vaneo is spacious, very comfortable on good roads, a little harsh on uneven roads, but still enjoyable to drive. Comfort seats, parking sensors, and auto transmission are a prerequisite to enjoyable motoring. It's physical size and presence on the road is a revelation, ideal for transporting my daughter and all her fine art to and from university. Mercedes need to to something with the suspension and economy to make this a real winner. It seats 6 people in total comfort, the table being an added luxury. One of the most practical, unpretentious and enjoyable cars I have driven. After severe reservations about purchasing the 'van' , my wife now is quite taken with it. I cannot se myself parting with it in the near future.
Marek Pospieszalski, July 4th 2008