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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Wagon
#11 of 12 Re: B-Class [merc1]
May 02, 2005 (9:32 am)
Bloody patrician! [-P
I agree frankly, though of course, not for the same reasons!
While I think conditions are ripening for a wave of hatch offerings, I don't think we're quite there yet. With even Dodge entering the FWD compact hatch game, I think the inventory will be high enough until the genYer's are truly on their fully-vested feet. Once they establish serious affluence, since they carry none of the emotional hatch-aversion baggage of us'all boomers or boom-tails, they will embrace what Europe has enjoyed for many, many moons.
If it was RWD, I believe the situation would be different. Perhaps not much, but at least a certain enthusiast segment could be counted on for interest. I'd be looking real hard!
#12 of 12 Re: B-Class [merc1]
May 02, 2005 (2:18 pm)
It is VERY Euro, that is for sure. It would sell here for its value, (size and features vs. price) more so than for its looks. I like it, but I'll be the first to admit my tastes can run towards the eccentric at times. It would probably sell better, and be better for the brand, if it were badged a SMART product.