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There are not many options for four-wheel-drive vans in North America. I do not need four-wheel-drive in Arizona, but I'm sure forum members in Canada or northern states would appreciate it.

Would you order your Metris with the 4x4 option if it was available in North America?


Mercedes is now also offering the Vito as AWD, in three different length and in three different versions: Panel, Mixto & Tourer Pro (that’s about how many windows you have and how much “luxury” in the interior).

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I have actually seen a few of these while I was in Germany, at the camper show they had one with a POP TOP and the 4WD, it was listed at 110,000 Euros (I didnt think it was honestly worth that).

I think 4WD, would be excellent, but it may take some time before MB offers this here,lets see how we accept and purchase the Metris first.

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I would love having a 4WD option for the Metris but it will most likely depend on how well it does in the northern market.

The 110,000 Euro version you saw probably costs a lot more because of the POP TOP and not because of the 4WD.
 

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yes most of the high cost was the camper conversion, but the AWd or 4x4 seems to add 5 plus grand to the unit,and a lot depends on transmission option that then either become mandatory or not available.

I would give my teeth for a manual version of the METRIS, but we seem to have an issue here in North America when we have 3 pedals and only 2 feet!

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Not an issue with 3 pedal, more like people prefer automatic with vans or larger vehicles. A lot of people I know still drives manual with their small daily use cars like a coupe, sedan, etc. Maybe the cost of AWD or 4x4 will be a bit cheaper in North America because it's needed more in the winter months.
 

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Rear wheel drive has been one of my hesitations for purchasing this vehicle. Even with winter tires, I am not sure how well this truck will handle in the snow (I am in Canada). I would happily pay a hefty premium for 4 wheel drive (and Diesel).
 

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Rear wheel drive has been one of my hesitations for purchasing this vehicle. Even with winter tires, I am not sure how well this truck will handle in the snow (I am in Canada). I would happily pay a hefty premium for 4 wheel drive (and Diesel).
Sprinter 4x4 may be a better choice for you then...or winter tires on a Metris.
 

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Sprinter 4x4 may be a better choice for you then...or winter tires on a Metris.
The Sprinter is unfortunately too large for what I do and where I work (primarily in Downtown Toronto). I need a vehicle that allows me to park underground. I am test driving the Metris on Saturday. If I purchase, I will definitely also buy a set of winter tires. I do this for all my vehicles including a 4x4 Touareg.
 

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Sprinter 4x4 may be a better choice for you then...or winter tires on a Metris.
Winter tires are no substitute for 4x4! Winter tires are for all vehicles in the winter... it's the law in Qc, it should be anywhere it snows.

I had ordered a 4x4 sprinter but got cold feet while waiting for it to arrive. Due to its size, I think its maybe overkill for my needs.

THE DAY MB ANNOUNCES A 4x4 METRIS I WILL SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE :)
 

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4x4 is overkill for the snow. Actually I think that anyone who can't drive in 3" of snow cover on the road with a rear wheel drive vehicle (without snow tires!) shouldn't be allowed to drive in conditions worse than mild cloud cover.
 

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Sprinter 4x4 may be a better choice for you then...or winter tires on a Metris.
4x4 is overkill for the snow. Actually I think that anyone who can't drive in 3" of snow cover on the road with a rear wheel drive vehicle (without snow tires!) shouldn't be allowed to drive in conditions worse than mild cloud cover.
You're right! My bad, I meant to write that 4x4 is no substitute for good winter tires!! No the other way around. Are tuesday night beers any excuse for that?
 
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