Mercedes-Benz’s no-frills workhorse heads down-under

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Mercedes-Benz’s no-frills workhorse heads down-under

Post by 70499 » Fri 19 Jun, 2009 8:46 pm

Some of you might be interested :?:



http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/Artic ... leID=63768


However, the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen is not expected to be cheap, with drive-away prices expected to start from around $120,000
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Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 19 Jun, 2009 10:29 pm

Why so expensive?

A workhorse Defender with all the fruit is much less than that.
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Post by John Green » Sat 20 Jun, 2009 10:28 am

is set to go on sale here in early 2010, more than 30 years after it was first produced.
I just love motoring journo's.... The G wagon was on sale here in Australia from 1981 - 88. Infact there is one parked in my drive way at the moment..... 1987 model Australian delivered.

And before someone shoots me down in flames I know he does not say that they "were not" sold before hand, but i bet he didn;t know....
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Post by Gelandewagen » Sat 20 Jun, 2009 4:36 pm

Comparing a Defender to a G-wagen is like comparing a VL Commodore to a 300E, although the Defender probably is better value for money than a G. As far as the journalist's idea on the vehicle's "road holding" ability, he's obviously never driven one.

Why so expensive? Hand made in Austria. Thoroughly over engineered.

I would pay $120,000 for one, although the fact that I just bought a new 4x4 puts it a few years down the track.
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Post by 420 SE » Sat 20 Jun, 2009 6:38 pm

I had better start saving...

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