I agree with everything you said.Metris wears out right front tire about every 3500 miles it's crazy.Very awkward del vehicle.We are supposed to get them too. I'm in what used to be mid america district, not sure if that's still the district name or not since everything was consolidated a while back. We received a quick training session on the metris last week. I am not impressed at all. Too many negatives compared to the positives. We currently have llvs and the metris will make the job harder.
No access to the rear from the front, no space between the seat and the mail tray, no spot for dps tray, doesn't turn well enough for cul-de-sac deliveries, new tires every 4k, 91 octane gas, the auto stop auto shut off has to be turned off every time you start the vehicle or the thing will shut off when you stop at a mailbox, the door isn't sliding so I am 100% sure people will be opening the door into mailboxes, cant stand up in cargo area, no mirror on the front, slick floor, only 2 small shelves in the rear, can sized cup holder molded in the dash/in the sun and the shifter is not a great design, it looks like its easy to break or easy to accidentally hit.
The positives-air conditioning, power windows, radio with bluetooth capability, usb power to charge your phone and auto turn off if the door is opened so it should not be possible to roll away/run away.
They said they will be taking all rural llvs here and replacing them with the metris and giving llvs to city routes, scap or sell the bad llvs. I am afraid that once the new vehicles (ngdv) are deployed we will not receive them because we are getting the metris. It is so stupid that they would give us vehicles we cant stand up in or turn sharp enough to deliver in a cul-de-sac. I don't know why they would replace a vehicle that was purpose built to do our job with a commercial off the shelf vehicle. We aren't city carriers. I would rather wait it out with no air conditioning. Our aux carrier already has their metris, along with the old pov routes. Another positive could be that fishing poles or anything that's very long wont fit now, so more 3849 packages.
We've had 4 different Metris vehicles in our office and every one of them has had serious, as in bald, tire wear on the outside of the front tires. All of them. All appearing under 5K miles.I agree with everything you said.Metris wears out right front tire about every 3500 miles it's crazy.Very awkward del vehicle.
Yup, first right front change around 2500, it needs changing again at 5500 even with a supposed upgraded tire. Average 15 miles daily, all hardball, and don't dive into corners.I agree with everything you said.Metris wears out right front tire about every 3500 miles it's crazy.Very awkward del vehicle.
Local maintenance shows me prices for items he is allowed to buy for PO use. It puts 1k$ hammers to shame that the military buys. Ie lawn mower push mind you 1400$. so crappy overpriced tires don’t surprise me one bit.Same for me. Dozens of tires a year.
The tires, which are crap, supposedly cost around $130 each