Change is never an easy thing. However, career long TX driver Ian Mathieson made the momentous decision to change his taxi to a M8 Mercedes Vito taxi and hasn't looked back since.
Ian says: “It wasn’t an easy decision to change from my TX to an M8™. However, with the current uncertainty with the reliability of a TX warranty I decided to shop around for an alternative vehicle.
“It wasn’t long before I realised that the M8™ would be perfect for the job and I haven’t been disappointed!”
No two fares are the same in Scotland’s capital. From morning business pickups in the financial district, to afternoon airport runs or dropping off festival goers in the evening, the M8™ can cater for any type of fare.
An Edinburgh cabbie for 17 years, Ian continues: “The M8™ is fantastic for space and mobility. Airport runs are so much easier as my new taxi can hold a large amount of cases in the boot, not to mention the spacious front luggage pen.
“I can now take a generous amount of luggage plus six passengers, so it’s perfect for this busy tourist city”.
Ian continues: “I’m also accepting more fares from wheelchair users. Wheelchair access is now a quick and simple operation thanks to the M8’s handy DuoClick™ ramp.
“The ramp is so lightweight and easy to deploy then it’s just a case of ensuring the customer has a smooth and gentle ride into position.”
With the M8™ you’ll immediately feel at home in the spacious and well equipped driver’s compartment, complete with a new multi-adjustable driver’s seat with armrest. Top-quality fabrics and materials ensure your well-being on both short and long fares.
Ian says: “Times are tough at the moment for taxi drivers across the UK and I’m putting in more hours than ever before. However, the M8™ makes this easy due to its comfortable working environment.
“Everything from the adjustable driver’s seat, the many handy storage areas and ample leg room make the M8™ a joy to drive."
Feel the Power
The M8™ has a new Euro 5 CDi diesel engine which is more environmentally efficient too, offering further reductions in fuel consumption – perfect in the current economic climate. The Euro 5 engine ensures a powerful drive and with 136 horsepower you’re sure to be impressed.
Ian comments: “The drivability of the M8™ is brilliant. I chose the 5-speed automatic and I can feel the difference compared to the auto TX. I’m returning a remarkable 34.9 mpg which is more than I was previously getting and ideal in the current economic situation”.
It isn’t only Ian who’s impressed. He continues: “My passengers have also provided positive feedback on the smoothness of their journeys.
“I knew within a few hours drive I had made the correct decision to change vehicle”.
The Best Things in life are Three!
This September Cab Direct is offering new M8™ customers three years free servicing (or 90,000 miles, whichever comes first), three years unlimited mileage warranty and three years breakdown cover.