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Old 11-23-2003, 03:05 PM
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Is this a Euro ML?

Seems to have A-class c-pillars.

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Old 11-23-2003, 03:23 PM
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yes. yes, it is.
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Old 11-23-2003, 03:25 PM
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A little heavy on the flares and cladding but I like the Nissan headlights.

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Old 11-23-2003, 03:47 PM
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Anyone know what engine it has? Almost looks like an M104 inline-6...
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:11 PM
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Ugly, no offense to anyone who has one.
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:22 PM
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I didn't think this looked right, so did a little search using some hints i saw here and there. Lookee what I found:

http://www.rexton.lt/
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:26 PM
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Here's a roadtest on the little faker, still trying to find the companies homepage:

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/motoring/roadtests/roadtest_519_1.html

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Old 11-23-2003, 04:28 PM
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Great find, Gilly. Now the inline-6 makes sense!
Somehow, I think the Korean market is getting better vehicles then the rest of MB world
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:29 PM
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Here, this should be enough info:

http://www.ssangyong.co.nz/

Seems that they were in partnership at one time with Dae Woo, so a Korean company I am assuming.

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Old 11-23-2003, 04:32 PM
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Ooo, this is an interesting quote from that NZ website though:

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SsangYong models are all built in Korea, using largely Mercedes-Benz licensed technology.
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:33 PM
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Another link:

http://www.ssangyong.co.nz/rexton.cfm
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:35 PM
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Man, I can't believe this stuff! Check this one out, the "Chairman":

http://www.ssangyong.co.nz/newcars.cfm?id=1

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Old 11-23-2003, 04:36 PM
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I didn't realize they were allowed to market outside Korea. A 5-speed manual (Tremec) is available with the 3.2 M104-derived engine...very cool! I believe the Chairman model is based on the W124 chassis...
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:38 PM
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OK, sorry, one more thing. I entered "ssangyongUSA" in the ol browser, and this is what I got:


SsangYongUSA.com. Coming Soon. Please visit this
site later; under construction. copyright @2003




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Old 11-23-2003, 04:46 PM
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Great find, Gilly. Now the inline-6 makes sense!
Thanks. I could see the name on top of the bumper, thought it said "Pexton", but then I noticed the "Rex" on the temp plate on the front, so thought maybe it was Rexton, so scored on that.
There is the cropped banner on the right side of the image that also must have the "Rexton" name on it, can't see the top letter though, but finally came up with something. VERY interesting stuff indeed. I had honestly never heard of SSangyong.

I really think the star on the grille and MB banner right next to it is probably supposed to be some kind of "slam" on Mercedes, maybe not. I see in the image it has the window sticker on it still. Bet MB would be PO'd having the star applied to it, maybe not, don't know for sure.

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