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May 06, 2019,17:09 PM
 

The best in class - new G- Class.

Since the release last year, not many show up in ADs for delivery, not even to mention for a test drive.

Delivery for G550 seems catching up so we were able to test drive a G550 last weekend and it definitely was an improvement for driving experience...maybe I’m used to more comfortable drive modes but handling wise, more stable and pleasant.

Interior is what I love as well, especially the huge infotainment screen.

Well, if only they start to deliver the G63 AMGs as I’ve been waiting since my order in May 2018....it’s like SS Pateks or Rolex for the G-wagon and ADs are asking for extra $10-30K over MSRP.

Anyways, I can wait and hopefully by then, the supply will catch up with demand so the ADs can be more realistic.

As with many reviews out there, I like what MB has done to this icon 👍🏻





























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Congrats on what looks like a great car my friend, even though I confess I mainly opened the post because of the beauty of your wife's Aquanaut!! :-))

 
 By: FabR : May 6th, 2019-17:34
And thanks for an instructive writeup, since I'm aware that my knowledge of cars or car markets is fairly essential (these days I only rent something comfortable but fast to have fun for 3/4 months a year in Italy -- I used to go for Mercedes too, now mos... 

Thanks Fab....it's a great Tank! Lol....and quite a luxurious one.

 
 By: Raymond_S : May 6th, 2019-17:42
My wife loves to take photos while enjoying rides nowadays, should be a good thing for me too. I'm not auto expert, just purely from a consumer point of view. As you know my preference towards modern items, even for watches, this new G-Class has set a new... 

:-)) Once they gave me an SUV too (it was a Q5) but I returned it 3 months later that it was probably half the original size, so I haven't gotten another one since...:-)

 
 By: FabR : May 6th, 2019-18:24
But last summer I had an A5 cabriolet that was finally good for me, since in Genova you can even open the roof at night... Except that for some reason the speed was capped at 237 km/h (I'm literally serious), it was perfect for my basic needs...;-) We'll ...  

I didn’t know LV makes convertibles too 😂

 
 By: Raymond_S : May 6th, 2019-19:58
Looks super cool in that and the skis

I prefer the original G Class...

 
 By: patrick_y : May 6th, 2019-18:33
The new one is definitely a better car, but loses its charm compared to the genuine article. The original was a genuine article, a product of its times. Faulted when compared to modern cars. But still a desirable vehicle. The new one is a better vehicle i... 

Continuous Improvement is the key to success nowadays...

 
 By: Raymond_S : May 6th, 2019-19:12
Stay stagnant and you’ll be replaced or take over by some other brands. I don’t think this can be called an imitation, it’s an evolution, just imo. Which “Original” is the version that you like? That’s the beauty of this world, always something for everyo... 

What there is a ADM on MB as well?

 
 By: jp884 : May 7th, 2019-10:13
This is common for the Porsche GT cars but I had no idea it bled over to MB. Greedy ass stealerships when the tides turn they'll be begging for our business. And as for me I will remember dealerships that treated me well and did not mark up. Those are the... 

Yup, this G550 has a sticker that says "Market Adjustment" of $25K....

 
 By: Raymond_S : May 7th, 2019-10:28
but the sales told me "They will probably sell with $10K over...." I rather wait for the G63 AMG and let the heat simmer down a bit. Not many will say "No" to extra $$$....sad to say, some human nature However my local Porsche AD doesn't ask over MSRP, no...  

I think Porsche sent that to everyone, trying to build up the hype for the Taycan.

 
 By: jp884 : May 7th, 2019-12:22
I received that in the mail and I have no interest in EV until I am forced to drive it by law. I was scratching my head wondering why they sent it to me. All it did was cause a commotion in my house when my wife handed it to me and asked if I bought anoth... 

Hi Raymond!

 
 By: JerryW : May 11th, 2019-15:27
Looks like MB mae some nice improvement to the G Wagon. Looking forward to hearing about after you get yours. Hope all is well. JerryW

Hi Jerry, yes huge improvement and nice to drive too....not sure how long more to wait...

 
 By: Raymond_S : May 11th, 2019-18:45
hopefully soon. I’m doing well, and yourself? Hope all is great for you my friend.