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Mercedes X Class #4476082
07/31/17 09:30 PM
07/31/17 09:30 PM
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Tasmania, Australia
hpb Offline OP
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The new Nissan-based Mercedes ute, the X Class, is due for release in Australia early next year - Does it "cheapen" the brand a little? Perhaps, but I think it will sell very well!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innova...68da7accfe36158


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476089
07/31/17 09:39 PM
07/31/17 09:39 PM
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nah it doesn't cheapen the brand. I rode in a Mercedes bus up a mountain in Peru.


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2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476092
07/31/17 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: hpb
Does it "cheapen" the brand a little?

This brand has already been cheapened by a number of models they've put their name on previously.

Pickup trucks are a huge market, so it's not surprising everyone wants a piece of it.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476095
07/31/17 09:45 PM
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It looks like they stuck a cheap tablet and two bluetooth speakers to the middle of the dash! puke


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: dishdude] #4476098
07/31/17 09:47 PM
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Great Lakes
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
It looks like they stuck a cheap tablet and two bluetooth speakers to the middle of the dash! puke

Sadly, that's the MB style these days.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476106
07/31/17 10:02 PM
07/31/17 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: hpb
The new Nissan-based Mercedes ute, the X Class, is due for release in Australia early next year - Does it "cheapen" the brand a little? Perhaps, but I think it will sell very well!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innova...68da7accfe36158


I think the CLA already did that. Now that's a luxury car with basically no luxury features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkJmE1NwDc&ab_channel=TylerHoover

Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476143
07/31/17 11:52 PM
07/31/17 11:52 PM
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MB and BMW jumped the shark the minute they released front wheel drive cars.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476164
08/01/17 03:04 AM
08/01/17 03:04 AM
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If you expect the quality and reliability of a Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru or Hyundai when you buy Mercedes you're going to be disappointed. What you get now with a Mercedes is a tarnished badge.

Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476207
08/01/17 05:15 AM
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OH MY EYES!!! Why didn't you warn me of what awaited at the end of that click.

A Nissan tarted up with a Benz logo, does it light up too?!? That would be ridiculous!

Oh no, wait...

Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476271
08/01/17 07:17 AM
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I rented some sort of tiny MB minivan when I visited Italy...it was nothing special in the slightest, and this was over 10 years ago.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476292
08/01/17 07:50 AM
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E class or none, imo.

Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476320
08/01/17 08:14 AM
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the X means its wrong like on a exam smile


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: OneEyeJack] #4476493
08/01/17 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
If you expect the quality and reliability of a Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru or Hyundai when you buy Mercedes you're going to be disappointed. What you get now with a Mercedes is a tarnished badge.

LOL, now you go out and rent the E class and compare that to ANYTHING Japanese. Don't get me wrong, I understand what you're saying: you have income that you have (as mine) and you simply do not wanna mess with higher (read more expensive) maintenance.
People with money SEE the DIFFERENCE.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: hpb] #4476560
08/01/17 12:51 PM
08/01/17 12:51 PM
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Alberta, Canada
Smokescreen Online content
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What the heck did I just look at ?!?!? crzy

...that was truly one ugly truck....Good job MB !!

You have set a new low.


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Re: Mercedes X Class [Re: chrisri] #4476773
08/01/17 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: chrisri
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
If you expect the quality and reliability of a Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru or Hyundai when you buy Mercedes you're going to be disappointed. What you get now with a Mercedes is a tarnished badge.

LOL, now you go out and rent the E class and compare that to ANYTHING Japanese. Don't get me wrong, I understand what you're saying: you have income that you have (as mine) and you simply do not wanna mess with higher (read more expensive) maintenance.
People with money SEE the DIFFERENCE.


Not sure what you're talking about as I drive an E class. It's fun to drive, there's lots of options and even some of the stuff that's standard is pretty nice. It's not made of of unicorn kisses, still made out of metal, plastics and glass so reliability isn't at the top of the list when they built it. Kinda annoying that pulleys and motor mounts go at relatively low mileage but all auto makers have their own set of quirks. Parts are probably a little bit more expensive, but it's not like you're buying parts every day, probably a few hundred more on an annual basis as long as it's not something like an engine or transmission. Then it's real expensive.

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