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    Mercedes ML270

    Anyone have experience of these. 2000 to 2004 years mainly.
    Been looking at them for years as a larger replacement for a Vitara.
    Thanks pennyless

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    You will be pennyless if something goes wrong with it.Good luck in yr serch.
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    Good rule of thumb with euros - if you can’t afford it new you can’t afford it. You won’t be able too buy a mechanical warranty on anything older than 16 years either.
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    Run as far as possible.
    Father in law had one a few years ago said it was wonderful, and blamed the mechanic when it shit itself all over the road.
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    Our doctor had a V8 MERC 4x4,backed boat into lake,all go.But water got somehow into the computer system under the merc driver seat on the out side.Driving along highway a few time,merc would just shut down total.Dealership came down and took merc back to chch on a trailor.Cost insurance 60k to have all wiring electronics out and rewire and set the electronics,computer chips up.Great heap of shit for a 80k second hand 4x4.
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    Hunter friend had one - went badly wrong for his wallet.

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    A vehicle that was probably 150 Grand new and now selling for 5 to 10 grand should tell you how good they are.
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    Yes I'm aware of the reputation. Which is probably why I'm still dreaming.
    I mean what could possibly go wrong.
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    If you are not pennyless now, you soon would be..

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    Buy a old nissan patrol or landcruiser,easy and cheap to get parts for.Dont break down much.Bugger all depreciation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    Buy a old nissan patrol or landcruiser,easy and cheap to get parts for.Dont break down much.Bugger all depreciation.
    Depreciation?????
    They are appreciating like crazy. 2 years ago a 5K rough bush truck is now fetching 8-10K
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    I paid 7k for a cruiser 20 odd years ago.
    One went for 60k the other day.
    I have made a fortune if I forget the fortune I have spent.
    Be lucky to break even in all honesty.

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    Have a look at a Gelanderwagon if you like Merc 4X4s.

    Basic and slow in the N/A Diesel variant but bombproof and excellent off road.Merc still supports all the parts and you can get pattern parts easily.

    823,000km on the original drive train,200,000km off road....

    https://www.outsideonline.com/advent...172-countries/


    (standing by for someone without any first hand experiance of G wagons to tell us all how shit they are)
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    I think Kim dot Com had one so they must be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    Have a look at a Gelanderwagon if you like Merc 4X4s.

    Basic and slow in the N/A Diesel variant but bombproof and excellent off road.Merc still supports all the parts and you can get pattern parts easily.

    823,000km on the original drive train,200,000km off road....

    https://www.outsideonline.com/advent...172-countries/


    (standing by for someone without any first hand experiance of G wagons to tell us all how shit they are)
    There’s a fella in tirau with a red flat deck one, look pretty bombproof, very different to the late model g wagons in terms of simplicity


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