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Hi All,

I realise I may get shunned apon here about my loyality to Nissan after this thread but hre goes anyway. :oops:

Here is a bit of food for thought if your are interested! How close to the ground has everbody here been keeping their ear over new 4wd being released this year! With the introduction of the new Patrol (Y62) coming yearly 2012, there will be another contender in the form of the Mercedes Benz GWagon.


Resembling the latest toyota HJ series, this will come to the Australian market in the same sort of ball park price figures. 100k plus minus. With the patrol looking more space age than ever these days (selling updated GU model side by side on realse of new model proves it sorta) it sometime makes me wonder what we are actually buying in new cars these days. I think if I had the choice between the two I might jump on the GWagon.

They are being dealivered to the Australian Army first with hopefully release to the public later on in the year! Finally they are coming back! :coffeeti::bananada::bananada::bananada:

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Here are some pics I took while heading outbound on the monash today at about 5:15pm just a few 100 meters from the tunnel. I couldnt get the phone to camera mode quick enough after I figured out what they were! Aussie Army - Only the best!!
 

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the front end kind of looks like that 55 series landcruiser, i think its 55 anyway. the 4 door wagon has a good departure angle too. but 6 figures, fark that. thats a deposit for a house and a serious MQ and maybe a holiday and why not a new tv and stuff with that much coin!
 

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See they knocked off the spare wheel carrier and jerry can holder from my Mk, I s'pose we won't "Talk about the War"
 

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A mate has a G wagon and they are a very tough rig and little has changed in them in 20yrs, i bet a cruiser or patrol would cost the same rigged out too
 

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I want one!

Quick question, why is this in the MQ/Mk section?
 

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the army woulnt look here for leaks.
 

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Those utes are supercabs
 

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Base model G Wagon will be circa $135,000 and the top of the line G55 AMG will be circa $250,000.

G55 versus the new Patrol could be an interesting comparison.

Cheers

Justin
 

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Doesn't look new to me. We see them all the time here in Ukraine.

Expensive to own, expensive to operate, expensive to modify, still, a capable offroad vehicle (unless you get the tricked out luxobarge versions) but the older models are considered better as the newer ones have too many electronics.
 

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Doesn't look new to me. We see them all the time here in Ukraine.

Australia hasn't seen an updated model in close to 25 years! So here it is interesting that they are finally coming back. Not sure what the reason what for sicontinued line. They have been selling in other parts of the world all that time, but not here!

Thanks for the heads up. Out of curiousity is there a SWB version. I have never seen that variant.
 

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Well that's a different perspective...

And I was just wondering about head room and leg room.
 

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They are built like the proverbial brick house though. Thick metal panels make the vehicle weigh over 5000 lbs (civilian version anyway). And they climb like a mountain goat (i guess 3 locking diffs would help a lot).
 

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I enjoyed the hell out of driving them!!
the single cab/chassis would do me for a touring vehicle.
VERY capable
VERY expensive.
Guess the old GQ will have to do until lotto!
 

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The info on this vehicle says it has 17.71 inches of ground clearance. Is that under the diffs? The civilian version has 8.1 clearance and has a very nice ride height though.
 
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