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I've had tailgates in every car I've bought over my entire life (except for the Metris I've ordered) and I'm tired of hitting my head on tailgates. Tailgates also have limited openings when you have a long two person kayak on the roof rack.

But if you're more coordinated than I am (most people are) and don't carry boats on your roof, the tailgate probably makes more sense.
 

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I've had tailgates in every car I've bought over my entire life (except for the Metris I've ordered) and I'm tired of hitting my head on tailgates. Tailgates also have limited openings when you have a long two person kayak on the roof rack.

But if you're more coordinated than I am (most people are) and don't carry boats on your roof, the tailgate probably makes more sense.
You'd have to be pretty tall for that on the Metris. The tailgate opens up to about 78" (two canes high, my cane being 39") clearance. And given the length of the roof rack you might be able to avoid the Kayak problem, too.
 

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Ha Robbi,

That's what I hope and request from my dealer. I even send him the same picture.
But MB didn't offer the option to separately open the window from the door.
The most critical issue is the manual door opener. The rear tailgate door can't be electronically open/close by any button.

Wish someone / company can modify that.

Godzilla
 
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