If all that's true you got a lemon and could have acted on it, maybe still can...I work out of mine and have had many problems with it from day one. It is now out of warranty, so I shall avoid that stealership at all cost if I can. When I'm on a job and contractors see my MB and ask how I like it because they are interested, I say, "stay away'' from MB if you can. I have to respond this way because this is my first -- and LAST -- MB
I believe everywhere else in the world is the first Sunday of April till the last Sunday of October. The US used to follow the same pattern until a few years ago. Now it goes from the second Sunday of March till the First of November. So you'r won;t be synchronized for about 3 weeks in March and one at the end of OctoberThis time change thing has come up before and you're not the only one with that particular problem. As far as I can tell the system changes according to the German schedule which is a week or two off from ours. I also fell into the trap of changing the time manually only to have it change itself later on. Now I just wait it out.
I tell my friends I paid less for the Metris than a comparable Ford Transit, and it's true. It's a great value proposition. I was able to option it the old fashioned way -- one add at a time, very few compulsory packaged options, so I avoided the manufacturer-mandated cost of packaged items I do not want (like any electronic driving aids other than the backup camera).They really are a steal considering a fully loaded one is still only ~44k. Thats barely as much as a mid-range equipped c-class! A base model E-class is over 55k and has essentially the same powertrain....
And yeah....looked at the prices of other vehicles lately? What people spend on vehicles like Subarus....Pickups....you name it. Crazy prices! Average pickup price point these days is 44k.......44k!!
In 27 months I have put 168.000+ miles on mine. It has been a great choice for me as I deliver medical items it has plenty of room and the ability to carry 2,500 lbs. I think most any vehicle that is driven regular (not short trips) holds up well as they are made and designed to be driven. Those vehicles that sit a fair amount time and do a lot of short trips always seem to have more issues. When I purchased my van they offered free lifetime oil changes for about $1,300. No brainer for me!First time poster here. I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma, was thinking about upgrading to a metris cargo. The metris would be a huge upgrade than my standard Tacoma. It would become my daily driver. I'm concerned about reliability. Not much information out there which I understand since its new for United States. I would like to hear from owners that have miles under their belt. Thanks Brian
Alrighty, I wondered if you guys could help me
Sorry, this is TLDR...
We need a new vehicle for many reasons, and after much deliberation settled on either the Toyota awd sienna or the metris to replace our chevy beauville.
I daily drive the beauville and put on 800 miles a week. It is mostly used for hauling kids, but it gets used occasionally for farm items. It has had things like, a full size tractor 3 point hitch wood chipper in it, construction staging, lumber, building supplies, livestock, etc in it...
I have a truck as well, but its condition keep warrants an AG plate on it, which limits its range to 30 miles. Sometimes due o weather it is just easier to use a van than a pickup too.
Our other vehicles are high mile beater 240 volvo's and a high mile 80 series land cruiser.
Anyway, something is always down for repairs (i once was a certified mech, worked doing auto restoration, etc, so i do our maintenance, rebuilding, etc), and with the kids, farm infrastructure projects, business projects etc we decided we need one new car to gain enough time to catch up with life.
The replacement needs to get at least 20mpg average, seat 7 min, drive in serious winter weather at least with winter tires ( west central NH, the beauville has studded duratracs in the winter (and i pull the timbren springs out for winter and put weight in the back, and a chain if needed, though it usually is fine, starting the 4l60e in 2nd works really well on ice and slop)
Either way i am hoping to have time to get my truck back up to a point where i can fully register it, and the van will not have to do too many farm jobs, to save wear on it. It would be nice if it could tow my tractor, but it is not a deal breaker, and i would like to save wear on it anyway... my truck is easier to service than anything new.
Honestly i like the metris better than the sienna in almost every way for our purposes, ( i have not driven one yet, but have been in one, going to drive one this week) I love the interior on the metris and dislike the toyotas, but i could live with it.
Really the thing holding me back from the metris is proven dependability, I cannot find proof of general high miles and reliability for them, where i can for the toyota.
Parts and maintenance, and knowledge resource will also be easier with the toyota.
I have not found much with the w274, or 270 with over 200k...
Additionally winter could be an issue, and the Toyota has awd, and while i have always driven rwd, and they usually work for me it is snow performance is vehicle dependent, not drive dependent.
The volvo 240 is great in the snow with proper tires, my current van is fine too. We have the 80 series if the weather is completely wild, but my wife usually takes it in the winter (she cannot call out even durring the worst blizzard, In this case i usually have no need to leave home).
Anyone want to talk me in to one or the other? I would love to still be driving the thing in 10 years +200k, but maybe that is a tall order for any new vehicle.