A real classic investment, as solid as a rock
Doors really need a swing to be closed, or else they do not lock right. They are really heavy to close.
Glove box fails to open, this is a common thing with G class Mercedes.
Power window at the left front scratches when being lowered.
This car has a top speed of about 130 kilometers an hour, and that is pretty fast for such a car.
There is much space inside, especially above your head, so people who are 2 metres tall will get no problems in this car.
The automatic transmission really gives an awkward sound when changing gears.
The dashboard seems to be a little outdated for a car of such a big price, although a wood grain is present, it really lacks the looks. But then again, it is a classic.
When driving above 80 kilometers an hour, you really notice the wind passing along (flat front windscreen).
Very safe and reliable car, although the engine sometimes lacks the power. I recommend a G400 or a G300 TD for a little bit extra HP.
But if you have the money, and you can afford driving one, go get one. This is a very classic car and it gets a lot of attention when driving in traffic. Although not as reliable as a Toyota LC 100, this is a very good investment. Certainly not better as a Range or Land Rover or Hummer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2004