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Thread: Mercedes G class ute VS 79 series Landcruiser.

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    IMHO...
    Go remote travel in a Land Cruiser (79 series) and the only thing you are NOT thinking about is if you are going to get there and back, because its pretty well a given. The first 100K in a Cruiser overall is going to be more trouble free than just about any other "new" vehicle.
    As someone has already mentioned, drive and live with a Land Cruiser everyday for work purposes and you soon realise its a good bit of kit.

    Apart from woeful unreliability (like so many other Mercedes) you would have to put up with poor customer service.
    At that price I'd rather have 2 Land Cruisers. (or 3 Defenders?? )
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    Cruisers are good if you don't need to carry 2 Ton, don't want axles the same width, don't like coils, don't like a 200K warranty, don't want a walk on bonnet, don't want an auto, don't want pre wiring for a winch among many other benefits a G has over a cruiser.

    When you talk remote service it's getting better. Dargo has service agents for the G, In South Australia it is getting more remote, this on the back of forestry using them. QLD is now using the G for remote ambulance services so remote mechanics will have to skill up. Then there's the army, knowledge will grow because it has to.

    Each to their own, as long as you're out there enjoying the bush, that's what matters.

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    Here we go again,for those that live day in and day out with a Toyota would know,the reliability,fit and finish,resale, over the European stuff is no comparison.

    And yes i have had both for well over 20yrs,including a fleet of Tojo's,so would have a pretty good idea how they both roll.

    Now i will hide under a rock.....

    And by the way,5yrs,unlimited K's,private use,and 5yrs,160K,commercial, isn't a bad warranty.
    Not that it will be needed.

    Just my 2cents worth
    paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Here we go again,for those that live day in and day out with a Toyota would know,the reliability,fit and finish,resale, over the European stuff is no comparison.
    So if you own a Toyota then you can speak authoritatively on European cars? How's your G going? Bag of junk with bad resale I'm guessing.

    It amazes me people talk about fixing issues like the rear track, spending thousands and everyone laps it up like it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inside View Post
    So if you own a Toyota then you can speak authoritatively on European cars? How's your G going? Bag of junk with bad resale I'm guessing.

    It amazes me people talk about fixing issues like the rear track, spending thousands and everyone laps it up like it's great.
    Your missing the point,have a look at Dazza's post above as well.

    Facts.

    Oh,by the way,how is your Toyota going?
    paul

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    2009 Defender 110 (son's)ARB
    bar,snorkle,rocksliders,rack,KM2's,BAS chip, always needs a wash

    '56 S1,been in the family since...'56

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    I'm speaking to the specs of the Toyota, I don't have one because they have weird diffs, leaf springs and a manual gearbox.

    The G is new, I guess in 10 years we'll know if they are as bad as people say.

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    Mercedes G class ute VS 79 series Landcruiser.

    It will be interesting to see what other changes Toyota make when they drop tdv8. Apparently the changes incl the option of an auto.
    L322 tdv8 poverty pack - wow
    Perentie 110 wagon ARN 49-107 (probably selling) turbo, p/steer, RFSV front axle/trutrack, HF, gullwing windows, double jerrys etc.
    Perentie 110 wagon ARN 48-699 another project
    Track Trailer ARN 200-117
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    Quote Originally Posted by inside View Post
    The G is new, I guess in 10 years we'll know if they are as bad as people say.
    The G wagen has been around since 1979 and in Australia from the early 1980s.
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    C'mon, someone on here must have a 4.2 Patrol 'tilly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    C'mon, someone on here must have a 4.2 Patrol 'tilly?
    They are too busy installing new radiators to keep their engines cool.

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