MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Good for them to stick with the product. I like the R-class and I always peak at them when I see them around. To me it's a much more attractive vehicle than any large SUV. A facelift could be a good thing, but the overall package is pretty nice.

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    How about they give us Americans the option of the SWB short wheelbase model!? Options are good and not everyone needs a 3 row people mover.

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Wow, I completely forgot this car existed.
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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    For what it's worth, Pontiac stood by the Aztec too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by page2171 View Post
    For what it's worth, Pontiac stood by the Aztec too.
    Not for this long.


    But good. They're trying to look after their investment. GM would have dropped it long ago and spent $1,000,000 bringing the next best thing to the market place, starved it for advertising, and then killing that off, too.

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    They will incentive the heck out of the thing until either it gets a refresh or the model is discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koasterking View Post
    Wow, I completely forgot this car existed.
    Drive through some of the neighborhoods in Uptown New Orleans. You surely wouldn't forget it existed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex View Post
    Drive through some of the neighborhoods in Uptown New Orleans. You surely wouldn't forget it existed!
    I was going to say... there's quite a few R350 4MATICs in these parts too.
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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Wait, the R-Klasse is still being built?

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    That volume, though, isn't much. After its debut in late 2005, the R-Class' sales peaked just short of 2,500 copies per month, or just under 30,000 per year. Since then, though, the R-Class has been in a tailspin. In 2008, sales tanked 40.7% to just 7,733 copies for the entire year. To prop up sales, the R-Class will receive its third facelift, this one planned for the 2010 model year, which will introduce all-new sheet metal forward of the A-pillar that Mercedes-Benz says will make it look more "aggressive."
    7,733 sales for 2008. Good for Merc to stand by their product because no one else is.

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    Not for this long.


    But good. They're trying to look after their investment. GM would have dropped it long ago and spent $1,000,000 bringing the next best thing to the market place, starved it for advertising, and then killing that off, too.
    Very true...sad, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wescoent View Post
    I was going to say... there's quite a few R350 4MATICs in these parts too.
    Judging from the neighborhoods I see R-classes parked in...

    I'd venture to say it's people with SERIOUS coin who buy them. I don't even see them out in the pretentious Blingburbs...

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex View Post
    Judging from the neighborhoods I see R-classes parked in...

    I'd venture to say it's people with SERIOUS coin who buy them. I don't even see them out in the pretentious Blingburbs...
    We have A TON of them in Annapolis... I've noticed that those who own them generally have another Mercedes in the garage.

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    Re: MB sings "We stand by our R-Class..."

    Makes sense to continue selling it if they can at all to recoup any investment I guess. Those are very low numbers and I can see why it's selling at this rate. Not an impressive vehicle, IMO.

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