PDA

View Full Version : G63 review - nails it



MICHELINXMS244
18th August 2013, 07:43 PM
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Review: Civilians Shouldn't Salute It | Rumble Seat by Dan Neil - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324659404578499512626230842.html#a rticleTabs%3Darticle)

will soon eclipse rr classic in continuous production - since 1979...

NavyDiver
18th August 2013, 08:51 PM
last bit nails it? "But I must say, in my perfect world, all bad guys would drive one. They'd be so easy to catch." :D

digger
18th August 2013, 09:02 PM
I find it funny that the merc 'butterbox' is able to stay in production
until at least 2019 with views to continue BUT the defender "has to" stopbecause of pedestrian safety laws etc...


MMM interesting..... ???

MBZ460
19th August 2013, 02:39 PM
Could not agree more. But at least these pimped out versions are keeping the production line rolling. There are still a few parts shared on my 25 YO very-basic G (shown here on Big Red last week)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/617.jpg

Disco Muppet
19th August 2013, 02:52 PM
Why is he wearing a skirt? :p

sheerluck
19th August 2013, 02:58 PM
Why is he wearing a skirt? :p

He's not. He split it and had to take it off. :D

Disco Muppet
19th August 2013, 03:15 PM
He's not. He split it and had to take it off. :D

Well then why was he wearing one in the first place?
Answers only make more questions :D

sheerluck
19th August 2013, 03:20 PM
Well then why was he wearing one in the first place?
Answers only make more questions :D

He was " bopping around West LA" at the time. It's probably compulsory for guys to wear a skirt there. I'm sure you know what Americanists are like, they're a funny lot. :o

solmanic
19th August 2013, 04:17 PM
Could not agree more. But at least these pimped out versions are keeping the production line rolling.

Glad to be of service. And our "pimped out" version was still plenty capable of getting up to the property last week-end even on highway tyres (Just ignore the Pajero there). Like the Defender it has the added advantage of being nice and narrow so I wasn't the one needing to continually get out and break off scratchy twigs.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh191/solmanic42/2013-08-172013-08-18001005.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/solmanic42/media/2013-08-172013-08-18001005.jpg.html)

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh191/solmanic42/IMG_5973.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/solmanic42/media/IMG_5973.jpg.html)

MBZ460
19th August 2013, 05:12 PM
I think a G350 is quite different. Practical, purposeful luxury.

MICHELINXMS244
19th August 2013, 07:18 PM
The G is indeed a formidable, charismatic beast in all its guises.

The Defender just can't assimilate modern safety systems like the G can (and has), and evolve into modernity as the parent company doesn't have the order book, technical nous nor financial strength of MB.

Hence here in Aus it will soon cop the ADR guillotine due lack of mandated active and passive safety equipment.

People are dotty about the Defender, and good luck to all the tragics.

But defence procurement has spoken.

It's goodnight irene for the old camo landy.

Get your ghosts at Grays Online!

When the Brits took on the Argies in the Falklands 30 years ago they both blasted away with the FN-FAL 7.62mm battle rifle; Brits used semi-auto, Argies selective semi/full auto.

But the Argies had the G-wagen.

By all accounts after the debacle all the Argie G-wagens were rapidly commandeered by chuffed Brit officers.

MB wasn't happy as the junta hadn't fully paid for them!

Says it all...treason!

You can't beat bums on seats people!

MBZ460
20th August 2013, 06:29 AM
Not all the Argie G's faired too well...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KSUAVML3XFg/UQzlmzZQoGI/AAAAAAAAFYY/xZkU4gHL7mA/s800/argybargy.jpg<b></B>

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/591.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/592.jpg

MBZ460
20th August 2013, 06:33 AM
Also the "Worker/Professional" version of the G-wagen (W461), available in some markets like Europe and South Africa, and armies, will no longer be available anywahere after 2014, due to safety and emissions requirements.
The military version will continue but civilians will only be able to buy the W463 models. MB Australia currently wont sell the W461 because it only comes with one airbag.

solmanic
20th August 2013, 08:06 AM
Also the "Worker/Professional" version of the G-wagen (W461), available in some markets like Europe and South Africa, and armies, will no longer be available anywahere after 2014, due to safety and emissions requirements.
The military version will continue but civilians will only be able to buy the W463 models. MB Australia currently wont sell the W461 because it only comes with one airbag.

There is quite a lot of discussion about this on various MB forums. But the W463 is at least proof that if Mercedes wanted to, they could keep the Professional on sale. Damn shame since an $80K-odd G-Prof on sale here would give Toyota a shake up in the commercial stakes. Just look at the quantity of MB Vito & Sprinter vans now in commercial fleets.