Just a thought. My Grandma was telling me how much better a Mercedes is than any American car. Correct me if I'm wrong but I always thought that European cars were a hassle. What are better qualities of owning a Mercedes rather than a luxury American car?
Why didn't you get a Mercedes?
Mercedes doesn't make a van.
I have the little 3 inch windshield wipers that wipe off the rain in a storn.
I have a place to f*ck your sister
Forgive me if I missquoted, but you get the idea.
Before I go on as to how such a generalized statement is idiotic,
subjective, conditional, and gratuitous, I will just say this:
Mercedes basically is an American car company.
Oh really? I didnt know that. She was just going on about how her American cars were so horrible but once she started purchasing Mercedes it was a whole new world.
This thread really has me confused. Mercedes don't make a van? Mercedes is American? Maybe, but still deamed European in every form. Last but by no means least, Synth thinks that European cars are a hassle, yet she owns a BMW? :wink2:
Mercedes not making a van was in reference to a Ron White (American comedian) joke. He was impersonating his rich inlaws who wanted him to get a Mercedes. He instead got a van with a fold out bed in the back.
But they do make a van....here at least, lol. :laughing:
aka Pontiac Sprinter?
You probably already knew that though, lol......
Shut up cliffy...:laughing:
The tow truck operators here always have something to say about the number of Mercs and Beemers they handle.
Yeah, I'm sure those are just the only cars they notice... If 3 out of every 10 cars you see on the road are BMWs, it's likely that 3 out of every 10 towed cars will be BMWs also. Doesn't mean there's more being towed than others cars... percentage-wise.
Dont you remember the thread I made on my birthday about what happened to the BMW? When it fell apart on me.
I seem to recall you mentioning something about the wheel hubs falling off.....:ohcrap:
I think its a Dodge Sprinter....you know...Daimler Chrysler....
or freightliner Sprinter!!!
The R-class is a van.
You guys forgot about that huh?
Isn't it the other way around, Chrysler is pretty much German? Not M-B is American.
You know what I meant, lol...I just tapped it in to Google images. All
these variations of companies, and 'badge sharing' messes with my head,
lol. While we're on the subject, do you guys get a variation of this? It's
the Mercedes Vito, there's also an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) version
called the V-class....
I wouldn't call that a van.....I guess it could be by the way it's viewed over there, but it looks more like a large estate/MPV to me.
It's a van dude. A luxury van. Has all the features of a van.
not in england, we're different, a van is a commercial vehicle! a luxury van is a commercial vehicle with a cd player and electric windows!:laughing:
No, it's not. It's a wagon/SUV corssover thing.
THIS is a van...
Bronxie, I know you have different views in the US, about what vans etc are, but believe me that is NOT a van.....Chris said so too....and he's from the US of A :laughing:
Ever noticed how cross ply tyred, exhaust silent black vans, stacked with
armed thugs, 1000kg of gold bars, several missile launchers, an atomic bomb
and a 53kg big bosomed, fat lipped female hostage can out manouvre the
fastest growling V8, tyre screeching supadupa pursuit vehicles in the
I want one of those vans.... who makes them?
sometimes it's even semi's outrunning ferrari's ... see Bad Boys II
Can't argue w/ that. Those are definitely vans.
But what about things like the nissan quest, sienna, odyssey, town&country, caravan...etc.
Those are vans, right?
Minivans. I guess one type of van.
Well, those are the same as the r class!
never heard of the above apart from the odyssey and the caravan (which is the Chrysler Grand Voyager in europe) but those are known as MPV's or people carriers here
The following link shows the dimensions of the R-class...I would say that's
a large estate car or wagon size, The cars you mentioned could be descrided
as large cars or possibly minivans in my opinion. In the UK we call them
MPVs. Mercedes has described the R-class as an MAV or Multi Activity
Vehicle, and says that they have offered all the space required, and the
sporty ride and characteristics of a smaller car....
Merc R-Class (http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdo m_website/en/home_mpc/passenger_cars/home/products/new_cars/r_class/technic al_data/dimensions.0004.html)
No, the R class is that new category of crossover, that is more of a carlike SUV wannabe, not really a minivan.
Yeah, I saw edmunds.com classify it as such. I just thought it looked like
a minivan but Mercedes was trying to hide it from looking exactly like a