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    G-Wagon

    Does anyone own a G-Wagon? I know that they are hellish expensive new. Just wondered what people thought of them and whether they liked them.

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    Ive been in a couple.


    A previous employer owned a Brabus version that was ,,,,"adequately quick" (along with an SLR)


    They (G Wagon), will go anywhere any other 4WD will

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    Yes they are nice, but very expensive to own and run. MB dealers do not have a clue how to deal with them.

    If you want a decent 4wd get a decent toyota amazon.
    Last edited by Irish Bob; 19-11-2013 at 21:52.

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    I had a 280GE and it was built like the Forth bridge and they are heavily undersealed. With agressive tyres and full dif lock they will go anywhere. If i won the lottery it would be top of my shopping list. LWB petrols do 15mpg but worth every drop.

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    I recall working for a large chain of exhaust centres many moons back and had a customer come in wanting an exhaust for a G Wagon. No dice Merc only and even back then it was 1,500 for a mild steel system. I suggested he go to Cambridge to see an outfit whom custom made stainless systems which I believe he did and saved a small fortune.

    ​To order Merc needed engine and chassis numbers as it seems there are a number of variations depending on whom made the chassis up for them.

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    My experience was deep pockets.body panels could only be sourced from MERC.................................Ouch!!!!!!!!! !!
    Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a 'orrible c@#t, me.

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    A buddy of mine has one here, one in Africa, and he loves them.
    But, unless you're gonna cross the Namib desert they're probably a bit OTT.
    They are feckin tough, real off-roaders and you select the diff lock not some computer over which you have no control.
    However, all the drawbacks mentioned above are true, low mpg, eye-wateringly expensive parts, most MB dealerships can't/won't service it..........
    Mind you, if it's what you want and you can afford it...................go for it, you'll probably love it.
    I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, but it was only some fecker with a torch bringing me more work

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    Good, but not worth the extra hassle and expense.

    Far better to go for a Toyota Landcruiser - preferably 70 series (though it seems that those are very rare here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Bob View Post
    Yes they are nice, but very expensive to own and run. MB dealers do not have a clue how to deal with them.

    If you want a decent 4wd get a decent toyota amazon.
    this man knows what he's talking about!
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Absolutely belting offroad , the only time they can be a bit of a struggle is deep mud , they weigh a lot !!!

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