2000 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 290GD 2.9 turbo diesel


Who needs a Hummer?


Slight rumble from the transfer box gear lever, diagnosed as a `characteristic' by the dealer. Solved by stuffing cloth around the lever.

Occasional failure of the central locking to unlock one of the rear doors.

General Comments:

Makes Land Rover products look like Meccano kits. Everything underneath is twice as strong and properly rust proofed.

Main dealer service atrocious - sticky tape and twisted wire reconnection of new rear bleeper, and charge for oil changes beyond the vehicle's service guide book.

Needs more power than 129 BHP Five - why can't I get a right hand drive with the V8 Diesel?

Spacious, comfortable, handles OK even on oversize tyres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2003

3rd Sep 2006, 09:07

Why don't buy G400 CDI so?

19th Apr 2009, 15:06

Would you sell it?