Why I Really Want a Mercedes-Benz Adventure Van

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In an unmarked warehouse just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, wooden crates and cardboard boxes are waiting. Hulking, nondescript masses sit on shelves and floors around the warehouse. When it’s time, the half-assembled shells glide smoothly out of their protective shipping containers and onto pallet jacks. From there, they’re suspended by wires and cranes and pushed into the line. At the marriage station, engines and transmissions are added. Within an hour and a half, a complete, reassembled Mercedes-Benz van is ready to head to a dealership and be delivered to a waiting customer.

Welcome to the place where the archaic “chicken tax” comes home to roost.
Read more at Autoweek, here.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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