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    For all the G-Wagen naysayers...

    23 years and 800000 km of continuous touring, with no serious breakdowns.

    How many landies can claim that???

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMcsiAzkFXk]Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip - YouTube[/ame]

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    I'd do it in an Isuzu landy
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    And right at the end he says he'd do it again in the same car! A true adventurer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Muppet View Post
    I'd do it in an Isuzu landy
    It's still an impressive achievement. And lets not forget that vehicle has been on the road since before you were a twinkle in your parents eyes. Get back to us in 2036 with your tales of traveling 800K km without any major breakdowns and then we'll be impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isuzurover View Post
    23 years and 800000 km of continuous touring, with no serious breakdowns.

    How many landies can claim that???

    Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip - YouTube
    If we look hard enough we could probably come up with at least 1 to match his 1 gwagen. It is good but is it the norm plenty of s1 landies still on the road with more than a million km and a few isuzu as well

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    dont know what their km equal but a good trip and no major breakdowns
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    Of course the G-Wagen in not really a MB but is technically a Steyr-Puch (make Haflinger and Pingauer) vehicle with MB badges - the original model back in 79 was a Puch-G and a little later the MB G-Wagen. They are still made in the now Magna Steyr factory in Austria.

    Steyr also make the the Steyr rifle used by our army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Of course the G-Wagen in not really a MB but is technically a Steyr-Puch (make Haflinger and Pingauer) vehicle with MB badges - the original model back in 79 was a Puch-G and a little later the MB G-Wagen. They are still made in the now Magna Steyr factory in Austria.

    Steyr also make the the Steyr rifle used by our army.

    Garry
    I think the Steyr used by the Australian army is made by Thales in Lithgo NSW under license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffTrack View Post
    It's still an impressive achievement. And lets not forget that vehicle has been on the road since before you were a twinkle in your parents eyes. Get back to us in 2036 with your tales of traveling 800K km without any major breakdowns and then we'll be impressed.
    Ahh but you see Mr OffTrack, I never said it wasn't impressive
    I can't think of many things I'd rather be doing than a 20 year + tour of the world.
    I was just saying.
    Give me an Isuzu county, some funds and a good traveling companion and I'd do it
    Oh and I was never a twinkle in my parents eye, more of a dull glow
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    Here is a higher quality version of the video above.
    BBC News - Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip

    More detail:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4831915&type=3

    He has not finished with "Otto" yet, but when he does it is going to the MB museum in Stuttgart.

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    I just wonder if the MB will be better than the Defender in case of a IED strike?


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