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Thread: Mercedes G class ute VS 79 series Landcruiser.

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    Mercedes G class ute VS 79 series Landcruiser.

    From TRAYON. No comparison, really. G class wins hands down. And yes, it costs a lot. But so does the Landcruiser to get it up to spec. Land Rover not in the hunt.



    Mercedes G class ute VS 79 Series Landcruiser: Apples vs Apples | Trayon Campers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    From TRAYON. No comparison, really. G class wins hands down. And yes, it costs a lot. But so does the Landcruiser to get it up to spec. Land Rover not in the hunt.

    Mercedes G class ute VS 79 Series Landcruiser: Apples vs Apples | Trayon Campers
    That is cherry picking at its best. The owner of the g is trying very hard to validate their purchase.

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    Sensitive G Class

    Went MTB riding at Daisy Hill and met one of the Rangers fencing and he had the G class as a work truck. Had a discussion regarding the reliability and he stated they have stopped using the G class in remote locations as the engines sensors(dust sensors) are too sensitive and the car is continually going into limp mode, (even though they had retrofitted secondary air filters).
    He said the Defenders and even the new Pumas are streets ahead in reliability terms(as far as Limp mode ).
    I wonder how the new Defender will go, particularly with reference to all the sensors not only for engine but also suspension etc.
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    We spoke to a couple of Qld NP rangers on our last trip and they would love to have there Toyota's back due to the G's poor performance in the rough stuff, going into limp mode and general lack of reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    From TRAYON. No comparison, really. G class wins hands down. And yes, it costs a lot. But so does the Landcruiser to get it up to spec. Land Rover not in the hunt.



    Mercedes G class ute VS 79 Series Landcruiser: Apples vs Apples | Trayon Campers
    A Bog standard 79 series is "Up to spec" and it doesn't let you down in the bush straight from the showroom floor, The g Wagon however is prone to going into limp mode and the shockkies tend to get destroyed over corrugations.
    What a "Tosser" write up.
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    At the end of the day it's really simple ..................

    3.0 litre Benz V6 with its neck wrung = 135 KW @3800 rpm and 400 Nm @ 1600 - 2000 rpm

    4.5 litre Toyo V8 doing it easy = 151 KW @ 2400 rpm and 430 Nm @ 1200 rpm

    Lay down misere really, for serious load carrying /towing the Benz doesn't cut the mustard and when you consider its appalling performance in Army testing, why would you bother ?

    My first impression on reading this article was " how much is Benz paying for this 'impartial' write-up ? " Certainly an excellent tradies/urban 4WD'ers ute for those with more money than sense, but a serious contender for the Toyo V8 .................... (can't get the ROLF animation to work)

    Had an interesting discussion with some Vic forestry people after the Vic government decided to replace the Toyo V8's with Benz's with all the gear including ROPS/FOPS/water etc and coming in at just shy of 4.5 tonne. Great for comfort but not as good (comparatively) when it came to serious hard work and absolutely useless if towing was required (spray units, tools, equipment etc.). The big unresolved question was "who copped what kick back" considering the Benz's cost more than twice that of the Toyos they replaced ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolly View Post
    Went MTB riding at Daisy Hill and met one of the Rangers fencing and he had the G class as a work truck. Had a discussion regarding the reliability and he stated they have stopped using the G class in remote locations as the engines sensors(dust sensors) are too sensitive and the car is continually going into limp mode, (even though they had retrofitted secondary air filters).
    He said the Defenders and even the new Pumas are streets ahead in reliability terms(as far as Limp mode ).
    I wonder how the new Defender will go, particularly with reference to all the sensors not only for engine but also suspension etc.
    Interesting to see how the ADF is getting on with the Mercedes. What interests me is this is the second independent report on the G class I have read that sings its praises. Always good to talk to the man using the vehicle.
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    It just shows again why Toyota well and truely lead the sales race when it comes to commercial vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    Interesting to see how the ADF is getting on with the Mercedes. What interests me is this is the second independent report on the G class I have read that sings its praises. Always good to talk to the man using the vehicle.
    Maybe if you read this it may make you think a little differently

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/131418/mercedes-benz-g-class-broken-by-the-australian-outback/
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Maybe if you read this it may make you think a little differently

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/131418/mercedes-benz-g-class-broken-by-the-australian-outback/
    What I get from that is the vehicle with military spec suspension had no trouble, the other six had to replace their shocks. The recommendation from that was that all G class were to be fitted with military spec suspension. I'm not an advocate for the G class, it's just that reading reports on it , it seems an ideal remote travel vehicle. Haven't heard about the dust problems, but have heard about the hi-lux dust problems. And surely the different axle lengths of the 79 class must cause problems in the sand. All this of course ignores the cost of both vehicles.
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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