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I just got my Metris Friday (Jan. 15). I ordered it last October and was promised delivery around mid Feb., so about a month early.

Could one of you current owners check on something for me? Looking at the cab seats from the back, down near the floor at the seat base, there is a small curved panel on the passenger side that covers up some wiring. But there is no such panel on the driver side, leaving a cubby hole. Is there supposed to be a panel there on the driver side?

I can't find any pictures that show this part of the interior.

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missing cap in rear panel?

Could some of the current owners confirm you there is no cap over this fastener? Looks awful having this exposed on a $40 k car.
 

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It's not a $40k car, it's a $40k commercial van. The only other cars you can get from Mercedes realistically for ~$40k are front drive transverse machines with the same basic engine, being 17-20" lower, 20-29" shorter in length, 6 inches narrower, and, ahem, 1500 lbs lighter. (That makes the Metris 50% heavier!) Those are the CLA and GLA, by the by- realistically the C-class can't really be gotten out the door for under $45k or so.

When you bought something bigger than an S-class for less than a C-class, I assumed you weren't expecting all of the refinement of either.

Mercedes does offer a similarly sized car with all the refinement you'd expect, the same seating capacity, and similar fuel economy to boot. It's a nice car, the GLS350 Bluetec. And it's only nodule the price!
 

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New Owner here and would love to know what goes there and if I can get whatever it is...please let me know if you find out. Thanks!
 

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All is good. I assume you have a passenger Metris with 7 seats (two on the second row). That panel is missing so there is enough foot space for that passenger that is right behind the driver. If you were to have 8 seater you would not have a panel on either side.

I just got my Metris Friday (Jan. 15). I ordered it last October and was promised delivery around mid Feb., so about a month early.

Could one of you current owners check on something for me? Looking at the cab seats from the back, down near the floor at the seat base, there is a small curved panel on the passenger side that covers up some wiring. But there is no such panel on the driver side, leaving a cubby hole. Is there supposed to be a panel there on the driver side?

I can't find any pictures that show this part of the interior.

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That's not what the cover is for. I mean I know what it is for precisely (I mentioned above, it covers the battery that is located under it.) But even if I did not happen to know that, I know it isn't for what you say on basic logic alone.

No manufacturer would spend a dime on a plastic panel to reduce legroom, simply because that legroom is not used. That would be spending money pointlessly, and car companies do not do that. The rule of thumb in car building is that you will sell your sister into slavery, murder your mother, and butcher your father to save a nickel a unit.

Forget the huge numbers involved in car transaction prices, it is a business with razor thin margins, even a strictly premium operation like Mercedes-Benz. In fact, my stock portfolio has outperformed Daimler AG's EBIT margin nine out of the past ten years, and while I do think I'm pretty good at playing the market, I'm not a genius. That is to say, if Daimler followed my stock transactions with their investments, instead of all of that auto engineering and manufacturing schmontses, they'd make more money. (At least in theory- in a few cases matching my ratio would probably invoke take over regulations with numbers their size.)

I don't mean to insult you. You just happen to be dead wrong.
 

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That's not what the cover is for. I mean I know what it is for precisely (I mentioned above, it covers the battery that is located under it.) But even if I did not happen to know that, I know it isn't for what you say on basic logic alone.

No manufacturer would spend a dime on a plastic panel to reduce legroom, simply because that legroom is not used. That would be spending money pointlessly, and car companies do not do that. The rule of thumb in car building is that you will sell your sister into slavery, murder your mother, and butcher your father to save a nickel a unit.

Forget the huge numbers involved in car transaction prices, it is a business with razor thin margins, even a strictly premium operation like Mercedes-Benz. In fact, my stock portfolio has outperformed Daimler AG's EBIT margin nine out of the past ten years, and while I do think I'm pretty good at playing the market, I'm not a genius. That is to say, if Daimler followed my stock transactions with their investments, instead of all of that auto engineering and manufacturing schmontses, they'd make more money. (At least in theory- in a few cases matching my ratio would probably invoke take over regulations with numbers their size.)

I don't mean to insult you. You just happen to be dead wrong.
Your elaborate writing still suggests that you are just guessing. At least you refrained yourself this time. Thank you and let that thread continue.
 

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No, my elaborate writing suggests that I like haken a tsheinik. Otherwise why would I continue this meshugas?
My writing still seems to be upsetting you. I wrote to the moderator to step in. It should be a peaceful place where you should have not getting offensive over someone's else expression or opinion as you started it.
 

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All is good. I assume you have a passenger Metris with 7 seats (two on the second row). That panel is missing so there is enough foot space for that passenger that is right behind the driver. If you were to have 8 seater you would not have a panel on either side.
That is incorrect. I have all 8 seats and have the panel on the passenger side, and no panel on the drivers side.
 

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That is incorrect. I have all 8 seats and have the panel on the passenger side, and no panel on the drivers side.
That what the forum is. I said that 8 seater will not have this plastic piece and someone who owns 8 seaters comes up and states the opposite without calling the originator "nuts".
It's all about a peaceful discussion.
So we keep on going and conversing on that thread which is nice.
 

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Peaceful? You're the one that is mahkn a tsimes fun.

You gave a ludicrous answer to a question I had already answered. I corrected you because my not correcting you would be me tacitly suggesting you happen to be right, and I don't want members misguided by inaccurate information. If you want the moderators to step in, I suggest they remove the whole Megillah, starting with your post initiating this rubbish.
 

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Peaceful? You're the one that is mahkn a tsimes fun.

You gave a ludicrous answer to a question I had already answered. I corrected you because my not correcting you would be me tacitly suggesting you happen to be right, and I don't want members misguided by inaccurate information. If you want the moderators to step in, I suggest they remove the whole Megillah, starting with your post initiating this rubbish.
I am not going to insult you but you still keep doing in a way.
The forum is for those who are wrong as well. It all about peaceful non-agressive language which is not the case with your last post either. On other forums by now you would have been suspended.
 
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