August 24, 2007
Busy Somerset taxi driver Paul Dudley believes you’d be hard pushed to find a better vehicle for the job than the Mercedes-Benz M8 from Cab Direct.
The M8 hackney taxis comes in two fantastic models with a number of additional features for the professional taxi driver. Both S and SE models are available in manual or automatic. Furthermore, each model comes with a Mercedes-Benz three-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard.
“I’ve been driving taxis for a few years now and nothing compares to the M8. For instance the ExtraSlide rear seat gives me plenty of room for wheelchair passengers who comment regularly on how secure they feel,” explained Paul.
Having read about the M8 in the taxi press Paul decided to contact Cab Direct and ask his local area sales manager, Colin Barton, to meet him for a test drive.
“You really can’t fail to be impressed when you get behind the wheel, after all it’s a Mercedes-Benz!”
“The M8 is perfect for the job as we have a very high percentage of elderly people down here in Burnham-on-Sea. The excellent accessibility for wheelchairs makes it very popular and I now have regular customers who insist on being picked up by the M8 cab,” enthused Paul.
“The M8 taxi is an excellent vehicle and its versatility make it perfect for a wide range of jobs, whether it’s an airport run or a trip to the local supermarket. The ExtraSlide rear seat also means I can carry a group of passengers and still have plenty of room for luggage.”
The M8 hackney cab comes complete with full, purpose-built hackney specification allowing up to eight passengers can travel in comfort and style. The driver is also assured of a spacious, safe, comfortable ride, with the added bonus of the M8’s superb manoeuvrability and performance.
Paul’s black M8 cab offers plenty of power from the 2.2L Mercedes-Benz 111 CDI engine, combined with the flexibility of Mercedes’ superb 6 speed gearbox. His SE model also has twin electric steps, driver’s comfort seat with lumbar support, colour coded bumpers and leatherette upholstery. In addition Paul has the peace of mind offered by three-year unlimited mileage manufacturers’ warranty cover.
General Manager of Sales Peter Facenna commented: “We’re delighted that Paul chose to purchase his new vehicle from Cab Direct. The M8 taxi has proved extremely popular throughout the UK with both drivers and passengers alike extremely impressed.”