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Old 08-09-2017, 05:42 PM
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The All-New 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Luxury Truck!

Here we see the final form of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck, which was revealed in Cape Town, South Africa. Unfortunately, just like the U.S. market misses out on a lot of automotive action, the X-Class will only be coming out in Germany and other parts of Europe this year. Sources say by 2019, it will be on sale in other areas of the world as well, but not America.

It will go on sale at 37,294 in Germany ($42,770) and other specs are below:

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Offered in a four-cylinder gas in the X 200 model with 164 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.
Other engine options include diesel, including an X 220 d rated at 161 HP/297 lb-ft and an X 250 d rated at 188 HP/332 lb-ft.
This is a mid-sized luxury truck that we've, well not the U.S., all been waiting for. Or is it? What are your thoughts?

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Old 08-09-2017, 07:58 PM
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i like it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:29 PM
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Its just a dolled up Nissan isn't it?
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:43 PM
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Wow, it's a Nissan Frontier with different bed and front sheet metal!
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:29 PM
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Wow, it's a Nissan Frontier with different bed and front sheet metal!
And nicer interior.

I'd drive it!
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:45 AM
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I won't be shelling out whatever ludicrous amount of money is needed for a Badge engineered Nissan Frontier - which is actually a truck I rather like (as a Frontier that is...) - and which is pretending to be a Mercedes Benz.

I really don't care how nice it is I just can't wrap my mind around the idea of a Badge engineered Renalt/Nissan pretending to be a Mercedes Benz.

At the very least I hope they don't follow the imbecilic Nissan practice of putting the transmission oil cooler inside the radiator.

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:23 AM
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And nicer interior.

I'd drive it!
Definitely nicer interior, although I can't stand the current trend of placing the display on a pod like an afterthought rather than integrated into the dash smoothly.

Also, some nice engine choices too.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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Thanks to VW, I think that the diesel train has left the U.S. station...
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Aint just VW. Benz is now in trouble in the Fatherland for diesel emissions fiddling...

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Old 08-14-2017, 01:33 PM
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I've never seen the logic of buying a truck or off-road vehicle that is too nice to use for its intended purpose. For example, we (more specifically, my wife) are gardeners and would use a truck we owned for that purpose. Would you put a load of top soil, or leaf mulch (other mulch), or some horse manure in that Mercedes truck? I don't think I would.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:54 AM
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I've never seen the logic of buying a truck or off-road vehicle that is too nice to use for its intended purpose. For example, we (more specifically, my wife) are gardeners and would use a truck we owned for that purpose. Would you put a load of top soil, or leaf mulch (other mulch), or some horse manure in that Mercedes truck? I don't think I would.
Me too brother.

My 1998 F150 with a gasser V-8 runs okay with 210k miles on the odometer. I'll probably get 300k out of it.

I rather like the big Tundra model. When the Ford gets old I'll likely trade it for a used Tundra. However, I'll give any Ford truck a close look. This one has been exceptional. The weakest part is the interior, which appears to have advancing leprosy.

OTOH, a used MB truck with around 75k-120k on the clock would be okay, if in the price range and if the truck develops a good rep.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:21 PM
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Me too brother.

My 1998 F150 with a gasser V-8 runs okay with 210k miles on the odometer. I'll probably get 300k out of it.

I rather like the big Tundra model. When the Ford gets old I'll likely trade it for a used Tundra. However, I'll give any Ford truck a close look. This one has been exceptional. The weakest part is the interior, which appears to have advancing leprosy.

OTOH, a used MB truck with around 75k-120k on the clock would be okay, if in the price range and if the truck develops a good rep.
I get into a lot of wrecking yards. There always seems to be a lot of Fords and not so many GM's.

A mechanic told me this is because, for some reason, Ford owners don't seem to take as good of care of their trucks. But when they do 350,000 is not impossible.

He also said that the frame of a Dodge truck is the best unless it gets eaten by rust. He recommended replacing the engine of a Dodge at 250,000, a Ford at 300,000 and a GM at about 350,000.

And not because they have spun a bearing or cracked a block. It is because they lose power over the years.

As long as the body is sound it is always cheaper to keep repairing, and maintaining, what you have.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:31 PM
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I've got a 97 Ford F150 extended cab truck that I use as needed to haul stuff and it occasionally acts as a trash dumpster. Probably one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned not to take anymore care of it than I do. It can do everything a new one could so see no reason to upgrade.

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