<font color=purple>Here's Rick's quote from the other post:</font color=purple> "You obviously do not own a ML320.My Mercedes is the best Off-Road vehicle around in my part of
Florida.I've been clocked at 152 M.P.H....Yes,...By a Cop..(LOL) I've ridden a 4Runner once,and I
thought the ride was awful! I would send you pictures of it..if I knew how...
<font color=purple>Rick, with all due respect, you don't have the foggiest flippin' idea what you're talking about. Now, there's no doubt you like your M-class & think it's wonderful on the highway - it probably is. And if you changed OFF
-road to ON
-road in your post, nobody would argue with you - at least not as much. But, on-road ability & off-road ability are two entirely different things. I've owned several 4x4's of different brands - all of which saw at least some highway duty & all of which have seen at least some low-range off-roading. Generally speaking, the better a vehicle is ON
-road, the worse it is OFF
-road, and vice versa.
And if you doubt my saying so, consider my credentials:
Past president of my local 4x4 club AND
a 4-state regional association. Continuous membership in at LEAST one 4x4 club for over a dozen years.
Competitive mud racer who's been in the sport since 1988.
Tech inspector for 13 different mud race sanctioning bodies including NMRO.
"Ruff Trux" coordinator for several Pace Motorsports events.
Owner of my own mud-race sanctioning body - Gateway Unlimited Mud Bog Organzation.
Recreational trail rider who's locked hubs in Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, & Wyoming.
I don't want to belittle you for your purchase of the M-class. I'm sure for your needs it suits, & you obviously like it. And for buying something that suits your needs & gives you such obvious satisfaction, I congratulate you. But, you should know your limitations. I'm familiar with every design currently available to the 4x4-buying public. And there aren't many 4x4's available in stock form that wouldn't quickly leave your M-class behind when the going got really rough. TRUST ME
, I know what I'm talking about.
Oh, one other thing. If I catch you driving 152 MPH anywhere in the vicinity of a member of my family, I'm going to kick your ass so hard you'll be wearing it for a hat for the remainder of your days on this earth. Slow the f*ck down you moron. </font color=purple>
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