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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think the issue is that Mercedes like many other automakers have two separate identities.
One as a luxury car / SUV and another as a truck / commercial vehicle with no pretense of luxury at all.
It looks like Metris van was conceived as a commercial passenger/ cargo vehicle. Somehow the luxury division saw its potential later and started to incorporate it into their lineup. But no ones buying that story. Now they are trying to push the half cooked product into consumers throat and it seriously backfired in America.


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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 07:17 PM
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Wow, he ripped that thing a new one.
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Wow, he ripped that thing a new one.
...and then drove thru it with studded tires.
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The reviewer I think forgot to mention that the Metris is Rear Wheel Drive.
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The reviewer I think forgot to mention that the Metris is Rear Wheel Drive.
I don't think it will make a difference at this point.

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Has anyone done a serious comparison of the Mercedes Metris against the Pacifica. As I understand, the Metris is geared towards a commercial / cargo van but it has a passenger option too (8 seater) and the specs quite literally are so close to the Pacifica (length, price, etc). I haven't driven (or rather seen one), but would love to hear your opinions. Just wondering if this is the continuation of the R class of Mercedes...?

On paper they may be similar, but in reality they are aiming at different markets. Based on how MB speced the passenger Metris they're going after primarily fleets sales, and if they can sell one or two to the public it is a bonus.
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