beaterworld
beaterworld New Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 10:57 a.m.

Transporting a family of five is hard. Transporting a family of five WHILE LOOKIN' COOL is another world all together. That's why I want a Mercedes G-wagon. The thing is, I'm in the KW region. In Ontario. In Canada. With a money-eating Gen 1 Sienna. In a snowstorm. WHERE WOULD I FIND A G-WAGON??? Can anyone help me?

ggarrard
ggarrard New Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 11:01 a.m.

If it's any consulation, there is one driving around Manotick Ontario (Ottawa). He'll be sitting in the same traffic as you in the snow, so he's not any further ahead...but he does look cool??

Rza HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2009 11:22 a.m.

G-Wagon? You're not thinking big enough. What you want is a Unimog:

MiatarPowar HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2009 11:23 a.m.

Are the Rio and Taurus not up to the task?

914Driver SuperDork
Dec. 9, 2009 11:33 a.m.
beaterworld wrote: WHERE WOULD I FIND A G-WAGON??? Can anyone help me?

Aren't they kept at a G spot?

Lawd I 'pologize.....

http://www.redcougar.ca/MB_4x4.htm

http://www.mercedesforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31725

http://www.clubgwagen.com/classifieds/vehicleads.php

http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/1499832075.html

Dec. 9, 2009 12:37 p.m.
MiatarPowar wrote: Are the Rio and Taurus not up to the task?

im pretty sure you mean echo

Dec. 9, 2009 12:42 p.m.
MiatarPowar wrote: Are the Auto Echo and Mid Mounted Supra Powered Chevette not up to the task?

Fixed it for ya...

M030 Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 1:00 p.m.
beaterworld wrote: WHERE WOULD I FIND A G-WAGON???

If you mean the old, pre-Yuppie G-Wagen, then you'll have to get one in Europe. They're really cheap in Germany and if you buy one older than a 1985, it will be exempt from conversion to "US Specs." It costs about $1500 to bring one here (plus the cost of the G Wagen, of course).

Try this site: http://www.mobile.de/home/index.html

beaterworld
beaterworld New Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 1:02 p.m.

Euro model. Got it. These are Canadian spec. Any car will pass. You're right on pre-yuppie. I saw the old one on CWD5

MiatarPowar HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2009 1:21 p.m.
4cylndrfury wrote:
MiatarPowar wrote: Are the Rio and Taurus not up to the task?

im pretty sure you mean echo

Yes. That.

Kia_racer Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 8:40 p.m.

I want a UNIMOG to run down all the guys down here with their jacked up fords and chevy pickem-up trucks. Bunch of no driving sorry . . . . . .

ignorant SuperDork
Dec. 9, 2009 8:56 p.m.
Kia_racer wrote: I want a UNIMOG to run down all the guys down here with their jacked up fords and chevy pickem-up trucks. Bunch of no driving sorry . . . . . .

You won't be able to catch them. Unimog's are about as quick as a glacier.

benzbaron Reader
Dec. 9, 2009 9:09 p.m.

A diesel G-wagon is quite the number, but I don't think I've ever seen one except in the mercedes magazines. I think they started making them in 1979 but hell if I know. I'm pretty sure it is the longest running production model for mercedes, but they are made in austria so that might not count.

plance1 HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2009 9:34 p.m.

I saw a Unimog at the Kemp Mercedes Museum outside of St. Louis. Its quite the place. I came at the middle of the day when no one was around so they took me to their shop where they do whatever restoration work is necesary. It was there where I was allowed to sit in the gulwing mercedes that was originally owned by the Shah of Iran, they also had a Unimog. Hey speaking of the two...

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2344424669

But anyway, Unimog is too small, this is what you need my brotha..

What you need is a HEMMT

modernbeat HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2009 9:43 p.m.
M030 wrote:
beaterworld wrote: WHERE WOULD I FIND A G-WAGON???

If you mean the old, pre-Yuppie G-Wagen, then you'll have to get one in Europe. They're really cheap in Germany and if you buy one older than a 1985, it will be exempt from conversion to "US Specs." It costs about $1500 to bring one here (plus the cost of the G Wagen, of course).

Try this site: http://www.mobile.de/home/index.html

Since you're in Canada, anything before 1995 will be allowed in. For the US, it's still 1985 and earlier.

81gtv6 Reader
Dec. 10, 2009 8:43 a.m.
plance1 wrote: What you need is a HEMMT

Quoted for truth. I drivve one of those for three years in the Army, Mid engined V8 turbo, 8x8 and an air horn. What else do you need?

914Driver SuperDork
Dec. 10, 2009 8:47 a.m.

We've got those at work, always wondered what they were called.

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