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Old 01-20-2009, 12:40 PM
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Lightbulb Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen celebrating 30 years

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Click image above for a high-res gallery of Mercedes-Benz's timeless G-Wagen

The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen has been with us for thirty years, and it has gone from military roots to plaything of the image conscious. First offered to the public in 1979, the G-Wagen has been continually refined over its run, and is still mostly hand-built. The details have changed, there have been two rounds of revisions, but the look has remained unmistakeable for the entirety of the model's run. A G-class has never been cheap, and it remains a pricey and utterly capable go-anywhere vehicle. Unfortunate, then, that many only see use as any old car would, never locking a differential. The GL-class was supposed to replace the Geländewagen, but it just ain't the same, so luckily, we get both. Carry on. Reminisce with the high-res gallery below and then check out the press release after the jump.

Gallery: 30 Years of the GWagen


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Old 01-20-2009, 12:50 PM
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I used to have one, I miss her and cringe at the knowladge that I know she's being utterly TRASHED on a daily basis.

Unlike most I would lock the differentials about once a month to ensure they were in good working order. First time I did it I had to actually reverse in order to get the center diff to dissengage.

Next one I get will hopefully be a nice little 6 cylinder diesel ....not the 350 though...go ahead, guess why
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Our g wagon has been all over northern California. Its been stuck a few times, use the low range quite a bit, and use the lockers almost every time we go off road. I have pictures of it off road somewhere.... Let me look for them.
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Our g wagon has been all over northern California. Its been stuck a few times, use the low range quite a bit, and use the lockers almost every time we go off road. I have pictures of it off road somewhere.... Let me look for them.


Haha, funny, I managed to post one of your pictures before you
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