by Thai on Jul 24, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Great SUV. Just the right size for off-roading. Built like a tank or bank vault. Nothing else on the road like it. The locking diffs and compact size are what put this SUV above everything else not named Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Interior space is surprisingly good, but a bit narrow. This applies to the cargo area too. Interior design is very old, but the materials and fit & finish are first rate (and appropriate for price). Storage space is at a premium though. Stereo is pretty good when you play CDs, not so good with radio. Leather is top-notch...after 50k miles, no signs of creasing! (This is in contrast to my brother's LX470's leather.)
by Dave on May 30, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
This truck look awesome and when you behind the wheel you feel on top of the world.But it unfortunately from day one since we got our beloved G we had nothing but problems and frustrations. This car does have all problems in the world. Everything went wrong from door locks; number of computer modules, main computer, heated steering, ESP and airbags system to the most resent-paint was coming off on all door latches.Its been in the shop 4 months in the past 2 years and has about 38 pages of problem record. Dealer’s service department was trying to help but this truck was having more and more problems. Finaly Mercedes taking this car back as lemon after 2 years.I would not recomend it at all.
by Ciro on Oct 14, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
I read other reviews and laughed. They
expect a square vehicle to be quiet and
get good mpg, not. I bought this
vehicle because of it's actual
ruggedness and the fact that it's a
military vehicle in Germany. In other
words, a German Hummer. I got exactly
what I expected an more. A very tough
vehicle with some luxury appointments.
Interior noise is minimal for a
square vehicle. It handles like a
truck, as it should, since it weighs as
much a a large pick-up truck. Gas
mileage is actually not that bad if you
don't use the 292hp all the time. I've
averaged 19mpg in the highway @ 55mph
and as high as 17mpg in the city if
your light on the gas. But stomp on the
pedal and it drinks the fuel.
by svlasco on Oct 9, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
I've owned this SUV for about 2 months now
and so far it has been excellent. The attention
it draws and the rocks it climbs. You'd feel like
a celebrity everywhere you go. It is almost like
driving a Ferrari, every car on the road wants
to pace with you just to check it out, then they
catch up to your window just to see who's
driving. Definately one of the vehicles I will
keep in my collection. The people who trash
on this vehicle are usually the ones that
could'nt afford it in the first place.
by G500CATDOG on Sep 13, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
love it the feel and its looks and the
attention it gets wanted a vehicle for
longevitty had an oil leak that 2 times
at the dealer to tighten a fitting and
a broken door latch within 1000 mi.
sqeeks like crazy enough to make you go
mad selling dealer was real lame about
fixing anything but another dealer has
helped a lot the sqeeks seem to be
temp. sensitive still keep a can of
silicone handy ! still feels like a
million. breaking nice at 1o,ooomi.
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