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X-class overview from Esquire UK

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And it's obviously Esquire UK, as the references are painfully geographical. Likewise is the claim "The X-Class is also the only pick-up around that hits the “luxury” mark." Pity the Brits- bet they're continually whining about 'why do others always get the good stuff?' when looking at USDM trucks.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a23640970/will-mercedes-benz-new-pick-up-make-you-the-man-you-were-always-supposed-to-be/

There is zero question in my mind that this turd will be coming to the US; Daimler canNOT resist a carrot nub on a string even if it meant a lifetime of carrots next week.

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

And it's obviously Esquire UK, as the references are painfully geographical. Likewise is the claim "The X-Class is also the only pick-up around that hits the “luxury” mark." Pity the Brits- bet they're continually whining about 'why do others always get the good stuff?' when looking at USDM trucks.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a23640970/will-mercedes-benz-new-pick-up-make-you-the-man-you-were-always-supposed-to-be/

There is zero question in my mind that this turd will be coming to the US; Daimler canNOT resist a carrot nub on a string if it meant a lifetime of carrots next week.

WOW, What a Plastic Puke box of garbage. That coming here will only be bought by badge snobs that do not understand a real truck or the quality of a truck they have here but the stupid 3 point badge on the grill and all the cheap ass black plastic interior. The dash is pathetic. This is anything but Luxury, Cheap ass Chinese garbage if I did not know who supplied the truck.

Pathetic.

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21 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I don't see anything wrong with it other than the price. 

You see nothing wrong with the Fisher price black plastic garbage interior and cheap ass add in screen glued to the dash. If MB is trying to say yes we can rebadge a cheap truck and charge stupid crazy prices, then they succeeded.

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3 minutes ago, dfelt said:

You see nothing wrong with the Fisher price black plastic garbage interior and cheap ass add in screen glued to the dash. If MB is trying to say yes we can rebadge a cheap truck and charge stupid crazy prices, then they succeeded.

Have you seen the interior of a Colorado, Canyon, Tacoma, or Frontier? 

If you think this looks cheap I cannot imagine how bad you think the Colorado's interior looks in comparison. 

Colorado.jpg

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5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Have you seen the interior of a Colorado, Canyon, Tacoma, or Frontier? 

If you think this looks cheap I cannot imagine how bad you think the Colorado's interior looks in comparison. 

Colorado.jpg

X-Class.jpg

I agree it is not much better but then they are not charging a luxury price or presenting a luxury persona as MB is.

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15 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Have you seen the interior of a Colorado, Canyon, Tacoma, or Frontier? 

If you think this looks cheap I cannot imagine how bad you think the Colorado's interior looks in comparison. 

Colorado.jpg

X-Class.jpg

Nissan Frontier Interior Graphite Leather PRO-4X Crew Cab

It is much more minimalist than it's sister Nissan truck. Then Nissan if you get the Luxury package looks better than MB.

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I have to agree with @dfelt, nothing about X-class interior says it is a luxury truck.

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Oh I don't think it looks genuinely luxurious and I insinuated it was too pricey for what you're getting but I don't think anything about the interior looks worse than what's currently out there.

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48 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Have you seen the interior of a Colorado, Canyon, Tacoma, or Frontier? 

If you think this looks cheap I cannot imagine how bad you think the Colorado's interior looks in comparison. 

Colorado.jpg

 

Those are just cheap trucks, though..you expect the interiors in them to be hard gray plastics and despair.  An M-B should be above that..

 

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7 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Oh I don't think it looks genuinely luxurious and I insinuated it was too pricey for what you're getting but I don't think anything about the interior looks worse than what's currently out there.

I think it all depends how much you pay and what you expect for the money,  When you buy a MB I don't believe you expect to get an interior at the same level as Chevy.

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13 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I also don't think it is at the level of a Chevy.

Nope below it IMHO, I think the Chevy even the Nissan luxury interior is better.

19 minutes ago, ykX said:

I think it all depends how much you pay and what you expect for the money,  When you buy a MB I don't believe you expect to get an interior at the same level as Chevy.

That is the problem. MB has built up a reputation for Luxury with the tag line the best or nothing at all. The US expects them to be that and yet they are going vans and low end auto's that compete with Chevy and Toyota and that is affecting their image as people expect them to be uber luxury and something special and they are no longer that.

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9 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Nope below it IMHO, I think the Chevy even the Nissan luxury interior is better.

That is the problem. MB has built up a reputation for Luxury with the tag line the best or nothing at all. The US expects them to be that and yet they are going vans and low end auto's that compete with Chevy and Toyota and that is affecting their image as people expect them to be uber luxury and something special and they are no longer that.

In Europe the level of car's luxury is lower I believe in general.  So A-class MB is not expected to be at the same level as we expect here.  In regards to vans, we just visited Italy this year and took a transfer from the airport to another town, the van was MB and it definitely felt more luxurious than any other van I have been in.

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16 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Nope below it IMHO, I think the Chevy even the Nissan luxury interior is better.

You also don't like anything German made so this isn't surprising. 

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9 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

You also don't like anything German made so this isn't surprising. 

Not true, there is plenty of German made stuff I like including auto's. Yet as I stated, this is below what the public here is going to expect unless they are a badge snob.

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15 hours ago, balthazar said:

And it's obviously Esquire UK, as the references are painfully geographical. Likewise is the claim "The X-Class is also the only pick-up around that hits the “luxury” mark." Pity the Brits- bet they're continually whining about 'why do others always get the good stuff?' when looking at USDM trucks.
 

Given the cost of petrol in the UK and parking space limitations, I can't imagine many Brits would be interested in the 3 ton bloat beast trucks the US has.

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People said the same thing about tiny, tinny miserly Euro cars when gas was 33-cents here. Then they became increasingly available and buyers found appeal in them. 

If Rollers, Bentleys, A8s and 5000lb s-classes can find buyers, just think what an imminently more capable, comparatively luxurious and far more exclusive F-150 Platinum could do over there.

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I said it once and I'll say it again.. outside of the S-Class, GL-Class, AMG, SL, and upper EClass models.. Mercedes  interiors are no better than my Impala LTZ's interior. I mean it too. There is NOTHING inside that suggests that "this car costs $20K more than a mainstream vehicle." Its why I always find myself perplexed.. confused.. when comparisons are made between say a CTS and an E-Class.. and the reviewer, usually from Motor Trend, says the Benz interior is better. I'm like are we looking at or sitting in the the same car. In terms of this I've been in the High Country, Denali, Limited, and Big Horn.. and This is in no way looks to be on their level in terms of LUXURY

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I don't see full size pickup trucks selling much in Europe, they are just too wide, probably a foot wider than full size luxury cars due to the side view mirrors.  Have fun with that.  The Ranger Raptor should do decently there though.

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, frogger said:

I don't see full size pickup trucks selling much in Europe, they are just too wide, probably a foot wider than full size luxury cars due to the side view mirrors.  Have fun with that.  The Ranger Raptor should do decently there though.

Thinking on this, you have hit an important point, Most of Europe is all about keeping their history roads, buildings, etc all as is and not change with modern roads / buildings. As such American Full size trucks will not work for most of Europe. I would say the mini trucks of past and the mid size trucks of today should do well.

Bet if GM offered the ZR2 Bison they could sell there.

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13 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Thinking on this, you have hit an important point, Most of Europe is all about keeping their history roads, buildings, etc all as is and not change with modern roads / buildings. As such American Full size trucks will not work for most of Europe. I would say the mini trucks of past and the mid size trucks of today should do well.

Bet if GM offered the ZR2 Bison they could sell there.

That reminds when Clarkson on Top Gear tested F-150 Lightning in a small English town.

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13 minutes ago, ykX said:

That reminds when Clarkson on Top Gear tested F-150 Lightning in a small English town.

https://www.dailymotion.com/6bf8e0e4-c9ef-4f9b-82a5-efe8dab194fa 

You talking about this video?

:roflmao: Americans do whatever Americans do, Incest! :roflmao:

What a douche bag, no wonder they lost their empire. Clearly not interested in living life.

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