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2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 349 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/14 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • Mercedes fans who plan on traversing the Himalayas have found their ride.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Go-anywhere capability, luxurious cabin, powerful V8 engines.

  • Cons

    Heavy steering and accelerator pedal efforts, no side airbags, fussy navigation system.

  • What's New for 2003

    In-house tuner AMG lays its magic hands on the G-Class, this year, empowering the SUV with a 5.4-liter V8 that generates 349 horsepower and a 0-to-60-mph time of 7.2 seconds.

Full 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

What's New for 2003

In-house tuner AMG lays its magic hands on the G-Class, this year, empowering the SUV with a 5.4-liter V8 that generates 349 horsepower and a 0-to-60-mph time of 7.2 seconds.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Nothing like it

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

This big SUV has more power than you would realize. Catches others on the road by surprise with its spunk. The other eyeopener for me, having owned three Range Rovers, is the stares it receives. You cannot miss it on the road.




3 year look back

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

After almost 3 years, I love my 2003 G. I purchased this vehicle to drive daily, but also to be used on mountain trails, farm fields and much off roading. Great, great vehicle. It climbs a mountain like a goat and has terrific power and handling abilities. I had some problems along the way which required the replacement of it's computer, and some mechanical parts. The best SUV out there that combines off-road ability with great highway features.




Excellent

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I feel very secured,is a lot of fun,very reliable,comfortable,and I would like to keep this car for many years




G-500 good buy

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Former Rover owner-love the dependability. Have always owned MPPV, this has great performance. I have not experienced any excessive wind noise or other negative points shared by editors or reviewers. Better than the Escalade and the new Porshe toureag/cayen.




Mercedes benz g wagon

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Great vehicle, after the dealer removes all of the door rattles. For a hand made vehicle, Mercedes Benz needs to put effort in delivery of a rattle free vehicle, including wind noise. The dealership took care of all issues. Hopefully Mercedes Benz will take note of the money they are paying dealers to take care of factory issues. The more miles it has the better it drives, i.e., loosens up.




Solid and fun

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Fun to drive but no for a long time or everyday. But when you do drive it, one of the best. Make sure it's not your everyday around town car. If you want that, but a car.



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2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Discussions See all Started By

airmatic
airmatic
01-05-2003
now, i am stuck between waiting for the 2005 ML (i heard it is to be similar to the G-class), the 2003 E320, or the 2003 S430. my lease is due in early February. i like the size of the ML, and the s...


redline65
redline65
01-03-2003
"Let me just point something out that maybe is just to obvious. MDX, X5, QX4 GX470, RX300, LX470, G CLASS, M CLASS, XC90 - ALL considered Luxury vehicles. NOW... Rendezvous, Blazer, Durango, Exp?...



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Gas Mileage

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  • 12
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  • 14
  • highway
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