A rare and pointless beast?

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  1. Beefy84

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    In St Anton at the mo and passed this earlier on a little stroll. Never thought I'd see one in the flesh, especially in the middle of the Alps!

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    There are (were?) half a dozen or so in the UK. I saw a black one on the road a few years back and it looked great IMO. Don't think it's any more pointless than say an ML63.
     
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    What is it?

    I saw one at Athens airport a while ago being used as a taxi.

    Is the Krazy Kangaroo still in St Anton?
     
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    I knew there weren't many in the UK but I didn't know it was that few!
     
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    It's an R63 AMG, Mercs people carrier with the AMG touch. My Dad had one of the earlier diesel models and it was a seriously spacious and comfy place to be on a long journey. Can't imagine what it's like with an AMG lump under the bonnet! Yep Krazy Kanguruh still here, what a mad place!
     
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    Makes perfect sense... they are great cars... same as an ML but not so bulky looking and an AMG 4Matic version would be a perfect way to get up to the alps!
     
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    i love the car to bits :)

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    You guys make good points! As mentioned my only experience of an R Class is the diesel model and as a passenger it couldn't be faulted. I wonder why the 63 did so poorly with sales? Maybe the majority simply preferred the 'trendier' looking ML63?
     
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    Yep only half a dozen registered in the UK. There is usually a black one in London, parked a couple of streets down from Paddington station in a quiet crescent.
     
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    The R class is a big old beast. I dont think it sold well in the uk in any form did it?

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    I think the front is a bit ugly but it's a good car shame they did not sell many.
     
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    Much less bulky looking, surprising just how low the roofline looks from the drivers seat of the ML.

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    The R Class is probably the most comfortable car I've driven on the motorway, equal at least to the new GL. It's a bit of a barge around roundabouts though.

    It's also a car you can slide straight in and out of without either dropping down, or climbing up, into the driver's seat.
     

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