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Has anyone test drove the metris yet?

I've only driven the sprinter model and didn't quite like the exterior appearance as much.

I have yet to test drive the metris.

Overall, what's your rating on the metris?

What's the pros and cons would you say about the metris?
 

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Has anyone test drove the metris yet?

I've only driven the sprinter model and didn't quite like the exterior appearance as much.

I have yet to test drive the metris.

Overall, what's your rating on the metris?

What's the pros and cons would you say about the metris?
There are literally dozens of posts and hundreds of replies answering your questions from many different perspectives. From G-man with over 15,000 miles to Robbie the MB mechanic who just took delivery yesterday, there's a wide range of user experience available. Everyone's needs and reactions to the Metris are a bit different depending on their use, that's what makes it such a cool vehicle. I'd suggest reading through the posts, going to get a thorough test drive and joining the conversation with your observations.
 

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As far as I am concerned, the Metris is the best long distance car I have ever owned. The Sprinter is much less refined, and a much harder ride (granting the model that I drove had a GVWR of 9,990, and was substantially overloaded at the time). The Metris has a level of stability and maneuverability no vehicle this big, and especially this tall, has any right to have.

It is not a luxury car, by any stretch of the imagination, mind you. And it is not a rocketship off the line- although I would say that it is more than adequate. It has a top speed, electronically limited, of 101 mph. I get this not off of road test data, but off of my PNDs speedometer, because I have hit that speed frequently.

I do not recommend the Metris be driven with out cruise control. It is so confident, capable, and refined at speed that you will easily be going a lot faster than you intended.

In terms of commercial vans, the Sprinter is the only vehicle that gives this a run for its money. Der best oder nichts.

Disclaimer: This is the only vehicle I have owned that was designed in the 21st century. It is one of two vehicle I have owned who were designed after 1985.
 

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I've got about 60 miles or so in the Metris and more than 500 behind the m274. I took one for a weekend. Bought one as soon as was viable for me. Also my first 21st century vehicle. Last 10+ were cheap to free. It's not a luxury vehicle, but feels very luxurious with the MBtex and deluxe steering wheel.

Best thing I can say is to drive one. You're here so its safe to assume you're in the market for a vehicle like the Metris.
 

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Oops sorry dude :frown: "Robbie our Star Certified Mercedes Benz Technician" and "Master Metrisforum Technician".
 

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Having owned Sprinters and now a Metris I find the Metris much more enjoyable to drive. Seats are rigid bit supportive and adjust enough to help with fatigue on longer trips. Would not call it car like but definitely suitable for day to day driving and long distance.
 

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As far as I am concerned, the Metris is the best long distance car I have ever owned. The Sprinter is much less refined, and a much harder ride (granting the model that I drove had a GVWR of 9,990, and was substantially overloaded at the time). The Metris has a level of stability and maneuverability no vehicle this big, and especially this tall, has any right to have.

It is not a luxury car, by any stretch of the imagination, mind you. And it is not a rocketship off the line- although I would say that it is more than adequate. It has a top speed, electronically limited, of 101 mph. I get this not off of road test data, but off of my PNDs speedometer, because I have hit that speed frequently.

I do not recommend the Metris be driven with out cruise control. It is so confident, capable, and refined at speed that you will easily be going a lot faster than you intended.

In terms of commercial vans, the Sprinter is the only vehicle that gives this a run for its money. Der best oder nichts.

Disclaimer: This is the only vehicle I have owned that was designed in the 21st century. It is one of two vehicle I have owned who were designed after 1985.
Thanks for the great feedback!

I definitely want to use it for long distance driving for both business and personal use. I found that the Sprinter was too tall for me, as I'm not TOO tall...
 

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I've got about 60 miles or so in the Metris and more than 500 behind the m274. I took one for a weekend. Bought one as soon as was viable for me. Also my first 21st century vehicle. Last 10+ were cheap to free. It's not a luxury vehicle, but feels very luxurious with the MBtex and deluxe steering wheel.

Best thing I can say is to drive one. You're here so its safe to assume you're in the market for a vehicle like the Metris.
Thanks for the feedback!

With this review, I feel like I can lean towards the Metris, compared to the Sprinter, but I'll be checking for more reviews on the forum :)
 

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Having owned Sprinters and now a Metris I find the Metris much more enjoyable to drive. Seats are rigid bit supportive and adjust enough to help with fatigue on longer trips. Would not call it car like but definitely suitable for day to day driving and long distance.
That's great to hear!

I didn't find the sprinter to be too comfortable as the seats were too stiff and upright and just overall hard time finding the comfortable position as a driver and a passenger.

Looks like I'm getting the metris then! haha
 

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Stiff seats are a Mercedes thing. Even the s-Class has pretty stiff seats, or at least it used to. The Metris's seats are stiff, but very comfortable.
 

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Stiff seats are a Mercedes thing. Even the s-Class has pretty stiff seats, or at least it used to. The Metris's seats are stiff, but very comfortable.
Yeah that was my biggest issues with the seats. It was stiff and very uncomfortable, especially running into potholes or speed bumps..

I didn't like the interior passenger seating space too on the Sprinter. The front row had plenty of room, but when it came to the middle and back row it' was tight.

But glad to hear the Metris are comfortable enough to sit.

My drive are like from 3 hours to 10... depending where people want to go.
 

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sweet! Thanks for the informative feedback, looks like I'll be heading towards this one for my near future purchase.

I dreaded long drives with the sprinter, my body would be so achy from the stiff seats. it sucks. maybe old age is catching up on me haha
 
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