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Looks like Mercedes will be entering truck in North America..... being built by their van division..... not much info as yet about anything other than the picture here...... looks kinda familiar with Gen II RL ??
 

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I dont know if it will sell, it will be a luxury pick up, but in the other hand trucks are sold and they are used as a family vehicle, I sure do not use my RL for work.

Yeah kind of does look to the new rl.
 

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They get a high class graphic sketch and the thing hasn't been officially released, we have waited 10 years get confirmation of another gen 2, have to wait another year, and we get rough drawing from the back corner. We do have a spy shot so there.

That sucks!
 

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Looks like Mercedes will be entering truck in North America..... being built by their van division..... not much info as yet about anything other than the picture here...... looks kinda familiar with Gen II RL ??
I think we would be lucky to see the gen 2 look like anything like this. On first glance the Mercedes looks bad to the bone but with style. I hope we get that but I think we get a CRV/Pilot. Probably be a great little reliable truck though.
 

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By "looks kinda familiar with Gen II RL" do you mean, "looks ugly as f#!k"? If so, then, yes, I completely agree.
 

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Let's not spit on the baby before it's born. :act039:

Amen. Too much premature frettin'
around here sometimes.
 

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Let's not spit on the baby before it's born. :act039:
Thats true, they say ugly ducklings usually turn out to be the most beautiful adults. Honda Ridgeline could be the ugly baby turning magnificent.

However I never disliked the looks of my Ridgleine. In fact I find it to be refreshing in some ways. Still to this day I open up that bed storage with the tailgate door swung to the side and heads turn. The thought through my head keeps saying "yeah thats right take another look you never seen this before." LOL now turn around and go back to your oversized truck.
 

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After drivin an Accord for a day while my timin belt water pump valve job was getting done I cant wait for the New RL to make its show case (that car is nice). The new RL should be great, just hope it looks good now cant wait.
 

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The Merc truck will be overpriced, over-complicated and over-engineered. Not to mention, like most every other German car, it will be expensive to maintain and will lose its value extremely fast. No thanks.
 

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The Merc truck will be overpriced, over-complicated and over-engineered. Not to mention, like most every other German car, it will be expensive to maintain and will lose its value extremely fast. No thanks.
One of these???


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Ian, what you described is exactly what I'm looking for. I sold my Ridgeline three years ago when it was obvious there would not be a second generation in the near future. Instead I bought a Mercedes ML350 SUV which has been the best vehicle in my over fifty years of ownership and driving experience.

At this stage of my life I want something that does not miss a thing with all the technology gadgets, comfort and safety features that are available and Mercedes prides itself and excels in those areas. Call it over engineered and complicated but that's okay because to someone like me who uses a Jitterbug phone even gps and blue tooth are considered complicated. I want the truck to be luxurious and have a badge of distinction with the uniqueness and exclusivity that goes along with that. And of course it has to be expensive and overpriced to have those things because they go hand in hand. In the end, it is only money.

The things I could care less about are what the majority of truck owners consider most important such as off road ability, towing or hauling capability and even gas mileage. Because I never put more than about 8,000 miles a year on a vehicle, gas mileage is not a factor for me although I understand it would be for people who drive a lot. I almost never let the tires of that truck touch terra firma, only asphalt. The most my Ridgeline ever carried in the back end was a few bags of mulch and I did not even own a tow hitch - and still don't.

My premium is placed on things such as comfort features, quiet and ride. I want a truck because I loved trucks since I was a kid and have owned several during my lifetime. I just think trucks are neat and always have. However, it must be unique, hence my attraction to the quirky Ridgeline and the reason I am still following it at this forum. There just might be a new Ridgeline in my future if they do it right and remember who their target market has always been.

In the meantime, this Mercedes should suit me very well what with its variety of gas/diesel options and several trim levels, including my choice of the ones I have read about - the leisure trim. I hope it comes to America because this truck will be built similar to the way the Ridgeline was built, ie, not for a typical truck buyer but for people like me in mind.
 

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Ian, what you described is exactly what I'm looking for. I sold my Ridgeline three years ago when it was obvious there would not be a second generation in the near future. Instead I bought a Mercedes ML350 SUV which has been the best vehicle in my over fifty years of ownership and driving experience.

At this stage of my life I want something that does not miss a thing with all the technology gadgets, comfort and safety features that are available and Mercedes prides itself and excels in those areas. Call it over engineered and complicated but that's okay because to someone like me who uses a Jitterbug phone even gps and blue tooth are considered complicated. I want the truck to be luxurious and have a badge of distinction with the uniqueness and exclusivity that goes along with that. And of course it has to be expensive and overpriced to have those things because they go hand in hand. In the end, it is only money.

The things I could care less about are what the majority of truck owners consider most important such as off road ability, towing or hauling capability and even gas mileage. Because I never put more than about 8,000 miles a year on a vehicle, gas mileage is not a factor for me although I understand it would be for people who drive a lot. I almost never let the tires of that truck touch terra firma, only asphalt. The most my Ridgeline ever carried in the back end was a few bags of mulch and I did not even own a tow hitch - and still don't.

My premium is placed on things such as comfort features, quiet and ride. I want a truck because I loved trucks since I was a kid and have owned several during my lifetime. I just think trucks are neat and always have. However, it must be unique, hence my attraction to the quirky Ridgeline and the reason I am still following it at this forum. There just might be a new Ridgeline in my future if they do it right and remember who their target market has always been.

In the meantime, this Mercedes should suit me very well what with its variety of gas/diesel options and several trim levels, including my choice of the ones I have read about - the leisure trim. I hope it comes to America because this truck will be built similar to the way the Ridgeline was built, ie, not for a typical truck buyer but for people like me in mind.
Why are you even interested in a pickup truck at all? How was the Ridgeline built for your needs? Because it is neat? Come on! Sticking to an SUV (rather than a truck) will offer significantly wider and likely better (for your needs) options.
 

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Yes, an SUV does suit my needs better, or at least just as well, but that does not mean I can't have both. In fact, I owned both the Ridgeline and the ML350 for around six months before selling the Ridge to my buddy who insisted I sell it to him. If it were not for him I probably would still have them both.

I like trucks for a lot of reasons and sitting up tall overlooking traffic is one of them and the Ridgeline sat much taller, or so it seemed, than my previous mid-size truck, the Dodge Dakota. I liked that view from the Ridgeline a lot. I have had sedans too and I have learned to hate how low they put you. I will probably never own another sedan for that reason alone.

The Ridgeline was built for my needs and desires which are different (as I explained previously) in several ways from many truck buyers. It had to be unique and the first generation's innovation struck me right away as a very practical, thinking man's truck, unlike normal, work and utility trucks that have come before. I loved the two way tail gate and the unique unibody construction gave a car like ride and room for five easily - yet if fit in my garage perfectly. All the storage in the cabin was a big plus, as was the fold up rear seats. The in-bed trunk was Honda thinking and innovation at its best and something we have not seen much of since from that company. I used all these features time and again and they were not found on trucks, SUV's or any other kind of vehicle at the time. Did I "need" them? No. But they were great to have. It was a compilation of many factors that I really liked in a motor vehicle and it just so happened to have an open bed - that it was indeed a truck was the bonus.
 

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I would not rule out a Mercedes either, especially if it is diesel.
 
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