Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review from Netherlands

1995 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 350 TD 3.5 litre 6 cilinder in line turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 litre 6 cilinder in line turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

A real classic investment, as solid as a rock

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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The dashboard seems to be a little outdated for a car of such a big price, although a wood grain is present, it really lacks the looks.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

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review