2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Consumer Review: A Beautiful Tank on the outsid

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A Beautiful Tank on the outside, Harsh on the inside
By danielk1974 on


2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


My wife got this car as her ultimate SUV dream vehicle.
She had wanted one for 15 years.
We got a good deal and she traded in her Lexus LX 570.
We went from a peaceful cocoon of luxury to a rough and randy tank.
She absolutely loves it.
There is truly nothing else like it on the road.
However, it is not very comfortable to drive.
Steering is heavy.
Acceleration is slow.
The engine is loud.
The seats are not comfortable.
And yet everytime she looks at it, she loves it a little more.
I don't like driving it at all, but that's why she tells me its her car, not mine.

Best Features

The exterior styling is truly like nothing else on the road. It is built like a tank. I've heard that the major structural components and engineering hasn't changed in over 20 years. I believe it.

Worst Features

The front seats are not comfortable at all. Maybe a little better cushioning. The backup camera screen is hazy and low resolution. It really does only get 12 miles per gallon. Don't know if there is some way to make this better. Comes with only a moon roof, not a sunroof. No automatic function on the power windows. You have to hold the button lever up the entire time to get the window up. Engine is really loud. Perhaps some better insulation?
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