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11-27-2012 08:16 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by lolpetewtf View Post
A guy at the cigar bar here in Sudbury has one. He never talks to anyone. Coincidence? heh
He's upset over his purchase.
11-27-2012 07:51 AM
lolpetewtf A guy at the cigar bar here in Sudbury has one. He never talks to anyone. Coincidence? heh
11-27-2012 05:36 AM
OwlAlley
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Originally Posted by truthiness
Heard that the G500's are handmade. True?
True. Handmade in Graz, Austria.
11-27-2012 04:36 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by OwlAlley View Post
My wrangler looks better every day! Only 8,000 miles on it and full warranty. The G is really only for the super rich, who can afford a new one, not for mere mortals like me. The chase was fun but I'm glad it's over. Learned a lot.
Don't forget that after you'd spent the $35,000 on your non-warranted vehicle that if you planned on doing any offroading you'd also need some tires. Road tires wouldn't get you very far...
11-27-2012 12:51 AM
gohard Steyr-Daimler-Puch
11-27-2012 12:04 AM
discochris
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Originally Posted by truthiness View Post
Heard that the G500's are handmade. True?
I don't know if they're handmade, but they aren't actually made by Mercedes-Benz. They are, and always have been produced by Steyer-Puch (I think they're called something else now) in Austria. Some early models were even sold as Puchs.

Steyer also made the Pinzgauer, of which a near mint example lives a few blocks from me.
11-26-2012 10:46 PM
truthiness Heard that the G500's are handmade. True?
11-26-2012 10:09 PM
OwlAlley My wrangler looks better every day! Only 8,000 miles on it and full warranty. The G is really only for the super rich, who can afford a new one, not for mere mortals like me. The chase was fun but I'm glad it's over. Learned a lot.
11-26-2012 09:26 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by OwlAlley View Post
Well the craziest part was that I was going to borrow $35K to pay for the G. Monthly payments of over $600 PLUS maintenance! Banks don't offer good interest rates on eight year old cars with over 90,000 miles. Thank you Wrangler Forum for helping me to see the light before making such a foolish move. I love my Wrangler!
JMO, but it really wouldn't be smart to go pay $35,000 for a vehicle with 90,000 miles on it, plus $600/mo. In the end you'd just wind up really broke. You'd probably wind up with a five-year loan and that vehicle would be dead before you even got a chance to pay it off.

Smart move sticking with the Wrangler.
11-26-2012 09:23 PM
OwlAlley Well the craziest part was that I was going to borrow $35K to pay for the G. Monthly payments of over $600 PLUS maintenance! Banks don't offer good interest rates on eight year old cars with over 90,000 miles. Thank you Wrangler Forum for helping me to see the light before making such a foolish move. I love my Wrangler!
11-26-2012 03:19 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by SoFlaJeep View Post
Autoweek recently did a "bake off" between the 2013 JKUR and the G. In the end they thought that the JKUR was a much better vehicle and you would save about 70 grand over the cost of the G Wagon.
But just because a few magazine editors feel that way doesn't mean everyone will. There has to be a reason people are still buying the G and it can't all be because it's a status symbol. People probably figure it must be good because it's a Mercedes and a Jeep must be shoddy because it's a Jeep...
11-26-2012 02:42 PM
SoFlaJeep Autoweek recently did a "bake off" between the 2013 JKUR and the G. In the end they thought that the JKUR was a much better vehicle and you would save about 70 grand over the cost of the G Wagon.
11-26-2012 09:50 AM
JeeperJake "Trust. me. German = no warranty, no buy.
This. Never again. "

agree.....

not to bash MB....but who ever heard of a turbo diesel dropping a timing chain on a meticulously maintained 300SEL at 110,000 miles?....that had just passed the mechanical check-up 2 weeks before?

I've read & seen many comparisons of Jeep to any/everything else.

None of the hundreds of vehicles I've owed over the past 50 years is equal to the daily grin it brings to me....so pardon my abrupt departure, I've got a Wrangler adventure today starting in a few minutes.
11-26-2012 08:58 AM
lolpetewtf
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Originally Posted by lolpetewtf View Post
This. Never again.
I'm gonna quote myself here lol.

Had an '01 A4 for 5 years and some 60k miles. Only things I had to replace were a battery (5 years old at the time) and wheel bearing. Got lucky I guess.

Then I had an '07 BMW 328i coupe (e92). Best looking car money can buy (says me). I put a grand or so into it because water leaked into the battery compartment in the trunk. The battery was submerged for who knows how long.

My dad's BMW has had an insane amount of work done to it, all under warranty. His extended warranty is up soon and he is getting rid of it - for another BMW. The last repair order was 4 pages long.

Not sure why the OP wants a G class when he does not even have a garage.
11-26-2012 08:57 AM
CPSOX Lol...I like how people are posting like he's trying to spend YOUR money.

The G500 is a great vehicle. Not everyone rock crawls....do your usual due diligence and enjoy whatever you decide.
11-26-2012 08:51 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Posts On Percocet View Post
Not only high price, but they are expensive to fix. I will NEVER, EVER buy German unless it has a warranty. Trust. me. German = no warranty, no buy.
Owned a 2002 VW 1.8T and got rid of it at 51,000 miles. I never had any problems with it. My wife owned a 2009 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro and it was very expensive to maintain. Will NEVER own a German car AGAIN. That POS was out the door at 105,000 miles with numerous problems.
11-26-2012 07:38 AM
panthermark (Posted at the beginning of the thread)
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
Get yourself a Black/Silver/Billet Sahara JKU with a painted top and all of the bells and whistles on the interior.

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Originally Posted by truthiness View Post
Saw this tonight and it reminded me a lot of the G500.

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Originally Posted by OwlAlley View Post
Looks just like the G 500!
Like I said.....Black, Silver, and Billet JKU's with painted tops look like G-Wagons....especially Silver. I have a Billet JKU Sahara like the one in the pick (I plasti-dipped my chrome to black). Very classy.
11-26-2012 06:52 AM
lolpetewtf
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Originally Posted by Posts On Percocet View Post
Not only high price, but they are expensive to fix. I will NEVER, EVER buy German unless it has a warranty. Trust. me. German = no warranty, no buy.
This. Never again.
11-26-2012 06:48 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by OwlAlley View Post
Looks just like the G 500!
It does...

...only better.
11-26-2012 06:16 AM
Posts On Percocet Not only high price, but they are expensive to fix. I will NEVER, EVER buy German unless it has a warranty. Trust. me. German = no warranty, no buy.
11-26-2012 05:51 AM
OwlAlley The Defender and the Patrol and the old G 500s all look so much like a Wrangler. Did they all copy Wrangler, or did Wrangler copy them? Who was first with this design?
11-26-2012 05:44 AM
OwlAlley
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Originally Posted by discochris
The earlier G's, especially the 2 doors, were far more similar to Jeeps. Low gearing, removable tops etc. They were also incredibly slow. You would not want to drive one on the freeway. They were also not sold in the US.

When the G's moved more into the high end luxury class, you still couldn't get them in the US for a time, except through a gray market importer and then you'd be paying six figures for one. When MB decided to finally bring them here from the factory at around 80k a pop at the time, they'd long since ceased to be a competitor to even the most expensive offerings from Jeep, which were and are less than half the price. More in line with the H1 at the time, or the Range Rover.

As for their capabilities? If I were a billionaire and had no qualms about dinging up a $100k truck, I'd take a G-wagen anywhere. I have no doubt that stock they are as capable a vehicle as exists off the showroom floor, right up with a Rubicon, most offerings from Land Rover, and some cool stuff from Japan that we don't get here (Nissan Patrol for example).

But I suspect few of us here have that kind of disposable income for a vehicle. If I ever decide to become an international arms dealer though, I'll have a fleet of them, complete with bullet proof glass.

Oh, and if I could afford a Defender 90, I'd have one right now.
Yep. There 's something great about having a stable of sexy cars, if only I could afford them all..,,but I don't even have a garage!
11-26-2012 05:41 AM
OwlAlley
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Originally Posted by truthiness
Saw this tonight and it reminded me a lot of the G500.
Looks just like the G 500!
11-26-2012 12:37 AM
truthiness Saw this tonight and it reminded me a lot of the G500.

11-26-2012 12:12 AM
discochris The earlier G's, especially the 2 doors, were far more similar to Jeeps. Low gearing, removable tops etc. They were also incredibly slow. You would not want to drive one on the freeway. They were also not sold in the US.

When the G's moved more into the high end luxury class, you still couldn't get them in the US for a time, except through a gray market importer and then you'd be paying six figures for one. When MB decided to finally bring them here from the factory at around 80k a pop at the time, they'd long since ceased to be a competitor to even the most expensive offerings from Jeep, which were and are less than half the price. More in line with the H1 at the time, or the Range Rover.

As for their capabilities? If I were a billionaire and had no qualms about dinging up a $100k truck, I'd take a G-wagen anywhere. I have no doubt that stock they are as capable a vehicle as exists off the showroom floor, right up with a Rubicon, most offerings from Land Rover, and some cool stuff from Japan that we don't get here (Nissan Patrol for example).

But I suspect few of us here have that kind of disposable income for a vehicle. If I ever decide to become an international arms dealer though, I'll have a fleet of them, complete with bullet proof glass.

Oh, and if I could afford a Defender 90, I'd have one right now.
11-25-2012 06:00 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by OwlAlley
OMG I didn't know what a Defender was until your posts drove me to google it. It is cooler than the G. I saw one featured in the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. Love this car!
Oh yes. Very cool. Spendy too, unfortunately!
11-25-2012 05:47 PM
OwlAlley OMG I didn't know what a Defender was until your posts drove me to google it. It is cooler than the G. I saw one featured in the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. Love this car!
11-25-2012 05:40 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by Bourget117

I always wanted a NAS Defender. There so cool. I looked into it but its gonna have to wait for another time. Can't believe that 97 costs more now than it did back when it was new.
I was within inches of buying a NAS D90 about 3 weeks ago, and when I didn't I got nearly as close to buying an '86 import--diesel, right hand drive, oodles of awesome. Someday.
11-25-2012 05:31 PM
Bourget117
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Originally Posted by SBL View Post
I had a 97 NAS D90 until my first son was born. I wish I was able to hold on to it. Great vehicle.
I always wanted a NAS Defender. There so cool. I looked into it but its gonna have to wait for another time. Can't believe that 97 costs more now than it did back when it was new.
11-25-2012 05:15 PM
OwlAlley You guys are great! I expected to get lots of negative comments about the G 500 since this is a Jeep Wrangler Forum. Instead, the replies have been extremely thoughtful, informative and helpful. I guess the two vehicles have much in common. If I didn't have a Mini Cooper convertible, I would probably buy the used G and keep the Wrangler as well....but I can't part with the sporty little mini convertible. I drove the Wrangler today and really enjoyed it. I'm going to stick with Wrangler for now. Maybe next year I'll buy the G. With the economy as it is, that is the safest thing to do, I suppose. Thanks again for all the comments!
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