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  2. Leaving work to catch my bus home and a brand new Navi is at mlm our door. Nice!
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  4. You are free to do whatever you'd like to / spend what you want on your personal car.
  5. Love this auto's style, just put on in-wheel hub motors and a proper 150 kWh battery pack and you have one hell of a Frunk and it will be ready to go!
  6. This does make one wonder what their Hybrid and EV portfolio will become. They also have the over rated Hyper Fluff Vapor Car that still is not a saleable product. It might be time to just kill the Money Pit and admit they cannot make an F1 engine work on normal roads.
  7. "I'll be working my way back to you, babe…" ~ Frankie Valli - - - - - Wheelbase : 112" Overall length : 180" Track : 56/58 Height : … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … .. 68"
  8. The x-class fiasco is far from the only product that's going to get chopped @ Daimler.
  9. Oh, i understand that. I'm just..uhh..uhhhh.. picking on somebody...
  10. They're in the same contraction of the industry that everyone else is. They're trying to save over $8 billion and shaving off 10,000 jobs.
  11. I am eagerly awaiting @smk4565's response to this. "They have cash out the @ss" "money is never an issue" "They'll just throw money at it until it works"
  12. Half hearted, minimal effort entry into the global pickup market. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  13. Oh the excuses we will hear lol. The best or nothing still can’t solve the “lowly” pick up market without borrowing someone else’s truck and still can’t figure that out. I seem to recall this type of scenario playing out when this overdressed Nissan was first announced.
  14. Oh well. I doubt the X-Class would have made a dent in sales here, regardless of where it was built. Chicken Tax or no, few people here are willing to pay for a Honda Ridgeline, let alone a Nissan-based Mercedes-Benz unibody "truck".
  15. The Best or Nothing.... Or A Nissan. Almost exactly two years ago we showed you pictures and a report of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Now unnamed sources have told Germany's Automobilwoche (Automobile Week) that Mercedes' recent profit warning and a board review of the portfolio have caused the company to put the X-Class on the chopping block. The X-Class is based in the Nissan Navara with some upgrades to the suspension and a Mercedes-esque interior. Much of the interior bits are straight from the Mercedes parts bin. The X-Class starts at about $41,000 in base trim and goes up to about $66,000 in top trim, quite a lot of coin for a small pickup. Pricing wasn't the only factor limiting sales. The X-Class was never offered in the biggest truck market, the U.S., instead it was only sold in Europe, Australia, and South Africa. In those three markets, the company moved only 16,700 units last year. The X-Class is built at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain where the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan are built. Mercedes backed out of plans to build the X-Class for South American markets in Argentina back in February, perhaps signaling then the truck's fate. Further, Daimler may end their partnership with Nissan - Renault as part of a cost saving measure. This would largely be achieved by ending shared projects like the X-Class and the Smart For Two which shares platforms with the Renault Twingo. The Infiniti QX30 which shares with the Mercedes-Benz GLA has already been canceled. Daimler is trying to save $6.75 billion by 2021 with another $2.25 billion from the Daimler trucks division. In doing so, 10,000 jobs could be cut. View full article
  16. The Best or Nothing.... Or A Nissan. Almost exactly two years ago we showed you pictures and a report of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Now unnamed sources have told Germany's Automobilwoche (Automobile Week) that Mercedes' recent profit warning and a board review of the portfolio have caused the company to put the X-Class on the chopping block. The X-Class is based in the Nissan Navara with some upgrades to the suspension and a Mercedes-esque interior. Much of the interior bits are straight from the Mercedes parts bin. The X-Class starts at about $41,000 in base trim and goes up to about $66,000 in top trim, quite a lot of coin for a small pickup. Pricing wasn't the only factor limiting sales. The X-Class was never offered in the biggest truck market, the U.S., instead it was only sold in Europe, Australia, and South Africa. In those three markets, the company moved only 16,700 units last year. The X-Class is built at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain where the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan are built. Mercedes backed out of plans to build the X-Class for South American markets in Argentina back in February, perhaps signaling then the truck's fate. Further, Daimler may end their partnership with Nissan - Renault as part of a cost saving measure. This would largely be achieved by ending shared projects like the X-Class and the Smart For Two which shares platforms with the Renault Twingo. The Infiniti QX30 which shares with the Mercedes-Benz GLA has already been canceled. Daimler is trying to save $6.75 billion by 2021 with another $2.25 billion from the Daimler trucks division. In doing so, 10,000 jobs could be cut.
  17. It may not do in volume what the current Fusion does, but it will likely do it at a higher ATP. A Ford Focus and Ford Escape cost about the same to engineer and build, but the Ford Escape can cost $10k more for the same level of features and still sell.
  18. I'm not doubting the respectable sales numbers. I don't think that is exactly the style of vehicle to light the sales charts on fire.
  19. Quite handsome I have to say, Europe only though (Ford Mondeo Active)
  20. Did a respectable 144K plus last year in North America.
  21. I don't think the Subaru Crosstreck sells 2 million units a year.
  22. Lincoln sales are up, best in 18 years. That means new customers are coming in.
  23. If you took a current Fusion, added a 1 inch lift kit and called it the Fusion Cross sales would go up 1100%
  24. This is like Throwing darts to try and find a way to put the focus back on your Fanboi MB company. Just about everyone including carmax has their own version of owner loyalty. https://www.thestreet.com/story/12861722/1/10-car-brands-with-the-most-loyal-buyers.html https://www.cnbc.com/2014/07/02/car-buyers-are-most-loyal-to-these-brands.html https://www.autoblog.com/photos/car-brands-most-least-loyal-owners/ https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/01/top-10-vehicles-with-the-most-loyal-buyers.html https://brobible.com/culture/article/edmunds-most-least-loyal-car-owners/ Everyone has their own take on Owner Loyalty. Yet on par is that MB only retains 36% of their customers. So they loose out to many others after a costly terrible ownership experience it would seem. Want to know where this comes from, check out the links I posted, seems many are of the same thought about MB auto's. Only 36% are willing to stay with MB auto's for repeated purchase it would seem.
  25. Yeah, prices can only go down when sales slow down and they HAVE to decrease prices.
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