- 18 Feb 2013
Eh! Go easy on the Dodge/Renault S56 - it may not have been a Merc but Eastern Scottish, later SMT, got very good service out of their ones. They were scheduled for replacement after three to four years but ended up running for between eight and ten years. They certainly gave LRT a bloody nose, too.
United Auto had both Mercs and Dodgeys and in a direct comparison, the Merc was better. More reliable, more popular with drivers, better fuel consumption. Some Mercs survived into Arriva days AND gained aquamarine whereas the newer Dodges were gone by 1997.