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Old 15th August 2007, 13:29   #31
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Many people (yes! That includes me too.) were shocked when this huge bread box was launched by Mercedes. Many automobile enthusiasts went to their limits putting out their kind hatredness on this one. Some even called it as a shame on Mercedes because they felt it was some desperate action to mimic BMW.

But about a year after the launch, many tongues took a uturn. Some drove back fast and others took time. Then it was time to shower praises on this shapeless Mercedes breadbox.
if that's a breadbox,in my humble opinion thats one hell of a classy one.maybe a breadbox from the ritz or the waldorf.
doesn't look bad at all.neat lines and curvy too.

by the way did honda whack the window design from this onto their CRV?
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Looks very similar to proposed fiat linea estate.
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Old 16th August 2007, 21:17   #33
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by the way did honda whack the window design from this onto their CRV?
That's the first thing that struck me too. I wonder which came first. I honestly had not heard about the 'R' series till I saw it last week and by coincidence chanced on this thread. As of now, I think it is a super vehicle.
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Looks very similar to proposed fiat linea estate.
The R class has been there for a while my friend and you mention that fiat linea is only a proposal. How then can the R class look similar to a future vehicle?
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I wouldn't call the R-class as stylish or trend-setting. Doesn't seem to be as popular as the other Mercs.
Seems more like a redesigned Chrysler Pacifica.
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Well there has been a controversy in the European press recently, with regards to the sales figures of the R-Class as Mercedes has been wary of giving out individual sales figures with regards to the R-Class.

Apparently it is now acknowledged to be a failure in the world market.
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i beg to differ nitin the R class looks stunning and stylish. give it some time and you would see it being as popular as its brothers n sisters
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i beg to differ nitin the R class looks stunning and stylish. give it some time and you would see it being as popular as its brothers n sisters
EXACTLY,hi there speedy,was in goa for vacation,hence couldnt post,well as far as R-class is concened,i feel it just needs a little marketing,some people are not are of this vehicle
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EXACTLY,hi there speedy,was in goa for vacation,hence couldnt post,well as far as R-class is concened,i feel it just needs a little marketing,some people are not are of this vehicle
hi there amatmo, how was goa, i hope you had fun.
mercedes wont leave loose ends i am sure as far as the marketing of the car goes. u would see something good comming out of it for sure. the Rclass is a new baby so give her time to grow. some people are still ignorant about the car. so it would take time but they will get there.
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