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Old November 22nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
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Look what the cat dragged in ...

I got to work on this for a few days and got to try it a little and I have to admit for a mall crawler, you get there really really really fast. But other than the 500 horses, the 516 pounds of torque and the creature comforts its just a supped up G Wagon. I guess you could do the same with a Defender, not that I would want that.

A big plus is that it has a really cool sound when you step on it. Love those side exhausts.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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I've always liked them...like a D110 on the outside...and an S-Class on the inside!
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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I've always liked them...like a D110 on the outside...and an S-Class on the inside!
Hmmm, maybe a 1984 S-Class...
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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I am looking for one of those to replace the RRC. Preferably green and with the blower.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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She Drives The G500

My wife drives our G500 as her daily driver.
Its one hell of a truck.
I would replace my D110 with a 2009 G55 though, but not at $120k...
Is it worth it? Possibly... The D110 is over 15 years old.
The G500 has amazing breaks 120-0 is like 25-0 in the 110!
And 0-60 is less than 7 sec., the D110 is 0-60 in 15 or so (depends on the tail wind)


Also, if you ever buy one, avoid the 2001-2003 MY!
And if you go used, be sure to get CPO, or some other kind of warranty!!!
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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I am looking for a 2005 G55 in the 50ish range or an 02-03 G500 in the 20ish range.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Hmmm, maybe a 1984 S-Class...
Nah...I remember when they started importing them through MBNA in '02 and I looked at one. We had a '96 S-Class that we had just recently traded for a Rover. It looked a lot like that one on the inside...not quite as fancy...but close...maybe like a mid 90s E-Class. Regardless...even an '84 (we had one in that body style back in the 80s too) is nice...nicer than a Defender. I see it as a good compromise...for someone who wants a D110 but needs a Range Rover interior...like me...some clients would dig riding around in a spartan 110...others wouldn't
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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the G55 is a nice ride for sure but if I were to get a g wagon, I would go for a europa imported mid 90's-2000 truck. That is really the truck to compare with the Defender as they lack the blingy electronic crap of the MBUSA edition.
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Nah...I remember when they started importing them through MBNA in '02 and I looked at one. We had a '96 S-Class that we had just recently traded for a Rover. It looked a lot like that one on the inside...not quite as fancy...but close...maybe like a mid 90s E-Class. Regardless...even an '84 (we had one in that body style back in the 80s too) is nice...nicer than a Defender. I see it as a good compromise...for someone who wants a D110 but needs a Range Rover interior...like me...some clients would dig riding around in a spartan 110...others wouldn't

Yeah, I was exaggerating a little bit. But the interior still has some aspects that have rolled over for decades, like the "crooked" wooden gear shift case, the power seat adjust knobs on the door panels, and the basic shape of the dash. I kinda like the time machene feel, actually.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Also, if you ever buy one, avoid the 2001-2003 MY!
And if you go used, be sure to get CPO, or some other kind of warranty!!!

Jon, my dad has had a '03 since new and never had a problem with it. What are some of the issues these MYs are know for? He may have just lucked out and caught the workers at Puch on a good day His is the regular G500 and has plenty of power. I am sure the G55 is a blast though. great truck IMO. I get first dibs if he ever sells it.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Jon, my dad has had a '03 since new and never had a problem with it. What are some of the issues these MYs are know for? He may have just lucked out and caught the workers at Puch on a good day His is the regular G500 and has plenty of power. I am sure the G55 is a blast though. great truck IMO. I get first dibs if he ever sells it.
Some of the 2002 and 2003s are know to be good trucks, but many had electrical problems. Common problems are window and sunroof motors, seats, and oil leaks.
Although mine is a 2004, all the above on mine has been replaced.
Similar to the Defender, the Gs are hand made, and quality depends on the human factor. It has been said on Mercedes boards that many of the 2002 and 2003s suffer from bad wiring.
My Granddad used to import the G-Wagens in the early 1980s. They were all gray market, but he owned Texas Kenworth and with the dealerships he also sold Mercedes trucks. He had over a dozen Gs throughout the 80s (gas, diesel, short-wheel base, long-wheel base, soft-tops and hard tops with tropical roofs). All were great trucks, but did have similar problems as the Defenders.
He had three different diesels in one of the long-wheel base 300GD. This was the last one he had, and sold it to a tennis buddy in
Dallas (I think in 1995). I drove this particular 300D whenever I was visiting. Loved that G, and did not want him to sell it. Although it was very slow even by diesel standards, it was alot of fun. We put a ton of miles on it, but lost a lot of engines due to simple failures. Oil pumps, head-gasket, and I think maybe a water pump.
So when the Defender came to the
US I was instantly intrigued. Something different than the Gs I grew up with. My Granddad admitted that my D110 reminds him of the 300GD mentioned above. Both white and similar cloth interior. Although he believes the G-Wagens to be a superior product.
Long story short, when it comes to hand made cars, its the luck of the drawl. Tell your dad to hang on to that G!
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