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1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Puch G250d from Croatia

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired119000 kilometres
Most recent distance119300 kilometres
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Pity that all cars aren't G Wagons

Faults:

I purchased my car from a fire department in Pula, Croatia. The car has original mileage, has no rust, and is overall in good condition so far.

The mechanic still has to change the oil and check the engine properly.

The rubber that goes around the doors has to be changed, also light on commands table doesn't work, and the asbestos net that isolates end of the exhaust pipe has to be changed. As far as I know, this is it.

General Comments:

I knew I was buying a slow work horse type of car. It is my first off-roader. I've owned it for three days now. Its purpose is to carry around a family of five.

The car, or better call it a lorry, is slow. But it is the most fun I ever had driving. I bought a long wheel base model.

While parking it handles better than some normal family cars I've driven. Visibility is excellent. Its presence on the road is also great. Since you cannot drive it like a maniac, it handles curves quite nice. Cruising on an open road with your window down and elbow out is an experience.

The sound of the engine and the way the car moves, makes you want to go adventure traveling every time you start it up.

The gear shifter could be a bit more precise, and its position a little bit closer to the seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th April, 2010

5th Oct 2010, 18:33

To comment on my review:

We did 11t km since we bought it five months ago. Invested 1000E in cosmetics and regular oil changes.

The car is unmistakably good. Most of all reliable. Consumes up to 11L/100km diesel.

If you are considering buying one, don't hesitate. It is worth every penny.

1998 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 300 TD from Poland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 300 TD Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance183000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

Can't be beaten by any other car!

Faults:

A great car!

Nothing went wrong as I bought it in Switzerland from a person whom I knew.

General Comments:

A great car!

Had heard about it, but never owned or drove one.

It is simply great: very comfortable, fast enough, feels like a tank on road and off road.

I had a heavy accident last year (mad guy bumped into us 90km/h on cross roads, red traffic lamps etc). - so now my wife and myself feel more safe.

The only complaint - it is a bit too big for driving in the busy town (although visibility from the driver's seat is superb!), but at this moment we are in the countryside, where it is just fantastic.

Can only recommend it to everybody.

Great that they will produce it until 2015, but I have been told that the Gs produced after 1998/99 are not " the same" as they are full of electronics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2009

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

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: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews