I have decided I want a G wagon

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  1. BlackC55

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    Olly will you pm me your budget as I may be able to help
     
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    Ollie, you have decided? It's on record now..

    What happened to the E class estate?
     
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    You have to get a G55!!
     
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    Far to "normal" for my needs the E.. I need somthing rugged that I can get muddy and sling stuff in.
     
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    I would love to but




    I can't afford one:mad:
     
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    SWB not ideal for towing, IMO.

    LWB would have better resistance to sideways load on the towbar (snaking), and would pitch less.
     
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    thinking outside the box and I agree its not all MB (if at all) there are definately some good towing vehicles there,

    http://www.mod-sales.com/tender/listing.htm

    one of my old Pinz`s is there as its one of very few that has a demountable winch on the front due to the bracket there, needs a bit of work but is well underpriced,
     
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    A Tdi Disco might be a better bet.
     
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    Pete (Bear) has a G-Wagen and could offer some help.
     
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    It HAS to be a MB as it will be signwritten.
     
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    I looked at that 500. Any idea of the consumption? From what I could work out from an American G Wagen site, real world consumption was about 10 mpg. That put me off.....:eek: ...just a little...:D
     
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    The one on the link is a 300.

    I am not that worried about fuel economy as It won't be an everyday car.
     
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    Olly you probably know my views about the G wagen's safety design ;) but I thought you might enjoy this collection of photos of the production line in Gratz.:rock: click on the small pictures to enlarge them.
    http://www.pbase.com/flydutch/gclass_assemby
     
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    Missed that....I think the 300 consumption is 15 to 20 mpg. Makes my 60 look frugal :D
     
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    How about a Unimog then? :D
     
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    I am sure you could fins a 55 engine and with your knowledge drop it in the engine bay!
     
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    ah, I recognise that line, very similar to the Pinz line in guildford as we brought it from them, same manufacturing techniques, same coloured dollies, same coloured jigs, in fact the back of the G bears a striking resemblence to the back of the tin top pinz
     
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