I really need some feedback from other new style Vito van users about
We purchased 2 new style diesel Vito 109CDi Compact vans at the start
of this year.
They were some of the first of the new range in our area. However,
we've found the fuel consumption to be very poor indeed.
Typically, we seem to be averaging between 25 and 28 mpg.
Our vehicles are mainly empty, rarely carrying any weight at all. Most
of the driving is in urban areas, yet our previous VW Transporters
managed much better fuel consumption.
I recently was able to borrow a demo 109CDi, and monitored its fuel
consumption over a 2 week period. It did much better, averaging around
The 109CDi has a 2.1 litre engine. I'd have expected a modern diesel
engine to give good economy, but so far that's not been our
I'd heard a rumour that there was a known problem on some new style
Vito's where the rear axle sufferred from excess friction, causing
this poor fuel consumption phenomena, but have so far been unable to
verify whether this is true or not.
Anyone else out there driving a new style Vito 109Cdi get any better
results than us?
Thanks in advance for your help