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Des
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

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/Other%20cars/taxi/image4443.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/Other%20cars/taxi/image4444.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/Other%20cars/taxi/image4445.jpg

116Benz
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.

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

Des
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,

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

http://ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5326

-bb-
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.

Styria
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

Michel
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:

116Benz
10th March 2008, 10:00 AM
Found this link for W123 Taxi's, very interesting!
http://www.armin.geisbusch.org/w123/prospekte/taxi-kurz/index.htm