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Although we have a long time to go before reviews come out, with all the hype happening around the X-Class there''s no shortage of people leaving their take on the concept and more importantly a mule that was spotted as of recent.

(spy shots below more here)

Posted by: FXDX1450
looks like a ridgeline to me...... just sayin
Posted by: Miknik
But will the frame break? ;)
It's based of the Nissan Navara, which has been in the news in the last couple of days for breaking frames
Posted by: psiqtas
Will it have these cracking frames with rust issues too? That would be an big "surprise" improvement for MB over those famous rusting body panels...

 

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Well.. those are some real positive optimistic people haha!

But as much as there will be the negative people commenting towards it, there is also a group of positive, eager people to see what the outcome of this will be. Some of those people could have just been coming from a bad history with MB or just don't even like the brand in general.
 

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Shape wise underneath the camo it does really resemble a Ridgeline so I can't disagree with that. Is it a compliment or a complaint, you make that choice. I'm personally pretty happy with the overall shape of it. Those roof bars look pretty huge, kinda like horns lol.
 

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I'm sure Mercedes vehicles these days aren't going to be as prone to rust as the older ones. They probably don't want to keep recalling vehicles for this problem so the X-Class should be fine.
 

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I'm sure Mercedes vehicles these days aren't going to be as prone to rust as the older ones. They probably don't want to keep recalling vehicles for this problem so the X-Class should be fine.
They aren't talking about the older MBs, they're referring to the Nissan Navara that the X-Class is built over that has bad rusting issues.
 

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What's funny is that people will still buy this even with the potential for more rust than your average vehicle. It comes back to that whole image thing a lot of people are after with MB's and the like. I'm a mix of both. Right from taking delivery i'll get it rust proofed and any potential issue areas looked at.
 

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Definitely. If they like it, they like it and nothing is going to stop them from buying it.

There are so many vehicles out there known for these kind of issues, but it doesn't slow them down at all. Remember the Mazda 3s from like 2003 to 08 I think?
 

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Definitely. If they like it, they like it and nothing is going to stop them from buying it.

There are so many vehicles out there known for these kind of issues, but it doesn't slow them down at all. Remember the Mazda 3s from like 2003 to 08 I think?
Yeah but its a different kind of skepticism with german vehicles than those Japanese compacts. Better to stick with examples in MB since thats what will be most relevant to us
 

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Either way, it still comes down to the same principle at the end of the day.

If you see something and you like it, you buy it. Once you have it set in your head that you want it, nothing is really going to stop you from doing it. You may approach cautiously, but at the end of the day, you'll still shoot for it.
 

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If you're really worried about it, when they come out, you could wait 6-12 months and see what the feedback is and then make a decision.
 
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