Hi folks - while this is a relatively "quiet" forum, I appreciate everyone sharing their insights on the Metris. This vehicle certainly flies under the radar to an extent; I visited three dealers last month in an attempt to order a 2017. The first one was pretty dismissive, the second one was friendly but clueless (said it was front wheel drive, called it the Metrix a few times in emails). I finally had some success with the third dealer this week. The 2017 order guide is out, and it appears the Metris is relatively unchanged from 2016. They divvied up the Active Safety Plus package and made smaller option groupings (although you can still order the old Active Safety Plus under a different name). Interestingly enough, while the option prices are set, the actual base price of the vehicle is not. My dealer and I assumed a 2% base price increase on the order. The deals people are getting on 2016 models are not in play on the 2017 - yet. The dealer seemed amenable to $1k off MSRP but that's about it - unless MB incentives are in place by delivery time. I wasn't super aggressive, I just wanted to split MSRP and invoice. While my dealer was able to submit an order, he didn't think it would be in production until December, and probably not stateside until February. So it's going to be a long wait. I'm an architectural photographer and ordered a cargo Metris to make my job a little easier - I travel with a lot of lighting and camera equipment and humping it into a Subaru wagon a couple times a day is a real hassle. Was hoping that 4Matic would make an appearance (I'm in the mid-Atlantic) but honestly snow tires will probably be enough for the few days a year AWD is needed. If I may anticipate questions - I didn't leave with a copy of the new order guide but some of the conflict idiosyncrasies have not been resolved, e.g. one can't order the cargo protection package and the auxiliary battery package together. I ended up choosing cargo protection and will probably fit a separate house battery over time. I did option out the Metris pretty heavily, I wanted to make it a bit more livable as a daily driver. And no word on the crap mirrors - I might have to order convex versions from Germany. They really are terrible. One of the few demerits of the vehicle, along with the non-telescoping steering wheel. Luckily I have long Gumby arms.