Hi. My 2002 Vito 108cdi (ex-Traveliner, now dayvan conversion) seems to be in possession of a braking system that can only be described as terrifyingly inadequate. The brake pedal requires a very firm right foot, and, even on dry roads, slows to a leisurely stop at best. On wet roads, there is even less stopping power, as it is all too easy to lock up the front wheels. It makes me wonder if the back brakes are working at all. And aren't these Vitos supposed to have ABS? If so, it definitely isn't working on my van. Along with this, the front end grip in corners is not exactly confidence-inspiring, either. On wet roads, it will quite happily plough on in a straight line if asked to negotiate a corner at medium speed, and frequently exhibits the same behaviour on wet roundabouts. When I am driving, as I turn the wheel from the straight-ahead position, I can feel a reduction in resistance against my turning force, which certainly feels like a loss of grip. This is far more noticeable in wet conditions. I can see no uneven wear on the tyres, which would suggest that the tracking, toe-in/out etc isn't to blame. I have also noticed that the suspension seems excessively bouncy. While this soaks up the bumps of the worst roads in Western Europe (I live in south-west Ireland) nicely, could perhaps worn shock absorbers/anti-roll bar bushes be an issue? Would they affect the roadholding to such a degree, though? As far as I am aware, and judging by the extensive rust, all body panels are original, so this vehicle has had no major accident damage in a past life. I'm not expecting car-like handling, but is this normal? My old '99 "Smiley-face" Transit, slow old dog that it was, handled and stopped far better than this Vito. And that was on exactly the same tyres, too. Any ideas and suggestions gratefully received.