I am in favor of it! The ML has many accessories that are unique to the MB line. There are few sites devoted to the ML and the ones I know of have a comparatively limited agenda verses the take all comers agenda of MB shop. A ML forum would add an asset to MB shop. If the FastLane and PartsShop would carry some of the growing list of ML accessories, there would be at least a double benefit. For example, if I could get a good buy on the Nav system, I’d likely buy it, even though the Garmin system on my desk is “better”I’d rather have an integrated one. Same for the MB phone. What stops me are the exorbitant prices charged by the dealers and even Clair.
So there you have it. An opportunity for increased exchange of information, and an opportunity for MercedesShop to add value in the form of ML accessories, tech tips, and to provide a communication site for ML users.
Here is a reprint of an article I posted under general feedback some time ago. It dates back to 9-2000 and speaks directly to the future of the ML:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG said on Monday it will invest $600 million in its Alabama vehicle assembly plant to double production of the next-generation M-Class sport utility vehicle. The plant expansion is expected to create up to 2,000 new jobs and could double production capacity to roughly 160,000 units from 80,000 M-Class SUVs currently, the German-American automaker said. The plant currently employs about 1,900 workers. The plant expansion could add an additional 1.5 million square feet to the existing 1.2 million square foot plant. U.S. sales of the M-Class during the first seven months this year are up 24.3 percent to 28,976 vehicles from 23,312 last year. The SUVs are also exported to more than 135 countries. DaimlerChrysler also builds up to 25,000 M-Class SUVs at its Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory in Graz, Austria plant to meet growing demand in Europe.
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