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Old 02-25-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Now even JUCY rentals can have a MB chassis

MB now makes a soccer Mom van.....
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Sorry if this has been posted (or similar) before.
I don't get out much......
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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You might be interested in checking manufacturers UK websites...they are in English and sometimes show what might be heading our way

typically "name" .co.uk will get you their UK websites

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Old 02-26-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean?
The 2016 MB Metris is new to North America, as far as I know. Which was the premise, all be it tongue in cheek, of my post. That, and JUCY can now use an MB built chassis to join the elites in the conversion/rental world (who base their top end offerings on the sibling Sprinter chassis).
Sorry, if I'm missing your probably obvious point. As I said, I don't get out much....
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I doubt that it will be a soccer mom van choice as it only has two seats. This will be a commercial vehicle competing with the small Transit, Promaster, and Chevy/Nissan small vans.
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I thought I saw a passenger model available online somewhere? Perhaps not.
I would think soccer moms of the rich and famous would prefer the MB Metris over the rather pedestrian looking competitors in it's peer group. After all, you must admit, the 3 pointed star is a coveted hood ornament and trophy in the world of class b vans ownership (and rentals).
Moms just wanna have fun.......
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There is a Metris passenger wagon...

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I think the Metris and similar sized vans have some potential to be interesting micro-Class B's for the folks that want such a vehicle. The JUCY conversion should apply really well to this platform, as it's a bit bigger than the Dodge Caravan.

Only problem I see is that the base price of the Metris is alittle high for such a conversion - believe they are around $30k to start.
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I thought I saw a passenger model available online somewhere? Perhaps not.
Greg found it. I had just clicked on your link and that only has the two seats.
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I saw a passenger model Metris today in a parking lot. It's very sleek looking and is about the same size as a regular minivan. I also noticed that it looked like it has a door over the gas cap that's similar to the Sprinter. Car & Driver magazine says that the base MSRP for the passenger version is $32,500. At that price, I can't imagine kids, car seats and Cherrios in the back.
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I saw a passenger model Metris today in a parking lot. It's very sleek looking and is about the same size as a regular minivan. I also noticed that it looked like it has a door over the gas cap that's similar to the Sprinter. Car & Driver magazine says that the base MSRP for the passenger version is $32,500. At that price, I can't imagine kids, car seats and Cherrios in the back.
Don't understand your last sentence. Price is about the same as a Chrysler Town and Country I expect.
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I guess I'm out of touch with how much new minivans cost.
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2016 Toyota Sienna MSRP price range is $28,000 - $38,000
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Consumer Reports has a good video that reviews the passenger Metris:
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On other words, those few extra inches in width and height from a Sienna comes with a big price tag. LOL
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Well, I get the JUCY reference! LOL! As dad said about color TV, maybe after the MB chassis Jucy is perfected...

Just back from a two month trip that did not involve my JUCY or any other RV.
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Greg found it. I had just clicked on your link and that only has the two seats.
I thought I saw a passenger version.
Yes, sorry, my link was the cargo version, I guess.
Not getting out much, and apparently, not paying attention, either.
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I think the Metris and similar sized vans have some potential to be interesting micro-Class B's for the folks that want such a vehicle. The JUCY conversion should apply really well to this platform, as it's a bit bigger than the Dodge Caravan.

Only problem I see is that the base price of the Metris is alittle high for such a conversion - believe they are around $30k to start.
When has that stopped anyone from utilizing a chassis carrying the coveted star triangle, just to say they did?
Seriously, that is a bit pricey, but a class B (micro?) converter will just bury it in the pricing, and feature the MB logo as the reason, if anyone questions it.
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I doubt that it will be a soccer mom van choice as it only has two seats. This will be a commercial vehicle competing with the small Transit, Promaster, and Chevy/Nissan small vans.
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Well, I get the JUCY reference! LOL! As dad said about color TV, maybe after the MB chassis Jucy is perfected...

Just back from a two month trip that did not involve my JUCY or any other RV.
In New Zealand, where JUCY, started, MB's as a base are quite common for all of the rental companies
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In New Zealand, where JUCY, started, MB's as a base are quite common for all of the rental companies
I don't know that I ever saw one of those in JUCY's inventory. IIRC, they started by importing a bunch of used Daiwas or Toyotas, and are now pretty much all Toyota. In USA they're Chrysler/Dodge-based platforms. We're enjoying the heck out of ours.
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