has published a very detailed review of the Metris and they made a few new points (at least to me) that is worth mentioning.
Writer of the article Chris Paukert had a chance to test drive both the cargo and passenger models. He found the van easy to drive and was actually surprised by brisk acceleration, exceptional maneuverability and good visibility
. Also mentioned was the tight turns that it was able to make with a small turning radius
The Metris' brakes seemed slightly over-servo'ed
to him with a touchiness that new owners will have to get used to. Probably designed for quick stops when needed and accounting for the increased cargo weight.
Also worth mentioning for anyone who is looking for a passenger van is that the front driver and passenger seats are significantly more comfortable than the additional rows behind them.
The seats do not fold down and the comforts available to the minivan rear seats are not available for the Metris.
There's a bit more information in the article and it's worth a read even if the writer questions the marketability of the Metris.
Would you change your mind after reading it?
I would still like a Metris passenger van but I may wait until more of the European options are made available here.