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9th March 2008, 07:33 PM
I wish we used Mercedes Benz cars for taxi's here in Australia, rather than the rubbish Ford taxi cabs




9th March 2008, 07:43 PM
Brisbane has Silver Service Benzes, theres either Vito's, Viano's or E200's with factory dedicated LPG usage.
Some of the cabbies I know would love to have a Benz in the fleet, they last and require less work.

9th March 2008, 07:45 PM
Lime Taxis in Sydney use nothing but Merc Vitos.

9th March 2008, 07:49 PM
What are the MB vans like to ride in as a taxi?

They have started using these god awful Fiat vans here as taxi's and they are simply terrible. :mad:

It's like riding in the back of an old truck, you get bounced around all over the place, feels like there is no suspension,

9th March 2008, 07:53 PM
For anyone interested there is a heap of different MB taxi pictures here:


9th March 2008, 07:54 PM
No idea, never been in one :D

When I lived in Sydney, I did try to book one a couple of times, but because they have so few cabs on the road (less than 50 from memory), they took too bloody long to come. I just gave up waiting and rang another network, or walked to a main road and flagged one down, which was never a Lime Taxi... not once.

10th March 2008, 06:27 AM
Hi Des, some really great shots. A couple of them take me to Europe and some of its quaint city street scenes. This was one aspect I particularly liked on my trip to Europe in 2005 - certainly brought back very pleasant memories. Regards, Styria

10th March 2008, 07:51 AM
I love the 'cream' clolor of German Taxis. :)
It has been like this since I can ever recall it, down to the present day.

The MB vans are simply that... a van and, regardless of what brand it is, it was primarily a van with seats (and a 3 pointed star at the front) :rolleyes:

10th March 2008, 10:00 AM
Found this link for W123 Taxi's, very interesting!