There’s no denying that this is a posh campervan but is it worth the cash – or are you paying for the badge?
This is a good-looking van with plenty of three-pronged stars to remind you that you’ve got yourself a Mercedes. Lucky you! What you might not know fact-fans, is that these three prongs represent land, sea, and air and it’s been the logo for Mercedes since 1909.
It won’t come as a surprise that driving this van is a plush experience. Who goes to Devon on a bank holiday for just two nights?
We could bore you with how fast it goes but you need to remember that you’re buying a campervan here and not a sports car. Safe to say, you could easily get yourself in a spot of bother if you’re not paying attention to the speedometer. That’s the occupational hazard of an auto, it demands less decision-making of you as a driver.
The bodyshell is so smooth it’s almost liquid. The mirrors let it down a little, they feel far more flimsy than you'd expect with a van of this calibre. Inside the van, there’s a lot of leather and you’ve got yacht wood flooring which you might not find in similar sized campervans.
There's a cute kitchenette and is likely more generous than some inner-city studio flats – there’s a fridge and two burners for cooking up a simple supper and a small amount of room to prepare your meals.
If you don’t like sleeping in the roof and it can be a little noisier up there, then opt to do your dreaming downstairs. The two-seater sofa turns into a double bed and when not in use, store your bedding in the large luggage compartment.
A brand-new Marco Polo starts at around £57K so it’s not something you’re going to rush into buying. Opt for one that’s a couple of years old and you can expect to pay around £45K but sometimes much more. These vehicles are desirable and hold their value well but the question you need to ask is how much you will use it. If you’re planning on using it often for quick getaways then it probably is worth paying the hefty price tag.