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    Looks awesome !

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    very very nice...

    In fact I'd consider it as an alternative to my Wrangler.

    except for one teeny tiny thing...

    SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND RANDS FOR THE BASE MODEL!!!!

    insanity.

    cool car...

    but basically a merc Defender/Wrangler....

    would not mind the AMG version...

    but for R 1 800 000 and some change....

    ouch.

    pass the Q7 V12 please!!!

    nice they will be back though...

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    PS - did you notice...

    for R765 000 you get rear drum brakes

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    price is stupid and think a ruby will kick its but!
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    Watch the video and look at the finishes. Shocking for that price. not such a powerful engine either
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    Saw one similar in black at Cape Town International airport this past Sunday.

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    Firstly the G-Wagon is hand built...no other vehicle with same build quality. Secondly the base model is based on the military model built for amongst other the Oz army, drums in rear apparently provide better braking on steep inclines when heavily loaded. Thirdly the drive train will outlast any Jeep.

    The interior is specifically minimalistic due to the fact that bells and whistles break...If you have never driven/owned one, you will not understand.

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    reckon that AMG version might beat Desert Leon's Genesis version of the JK on road...

    I suspect offroad though it might need some help!!!

    nice... but expensive... I reckon the base model would give even a DIESEL rubi a run for it's money...

    of course for the money you could have a Diesel Rubi AND a V6 Rubi!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelšnde View Post
    Firstly the G-Wagon is hand built...no other vehicle with same build quality. Secondly the base model is based on the military model built for amongst other the Oz army, drums in rear apparently provide better braking on steep inclines when heavily loaded. Thirdly the drive train will outlast any Jeep.
    The interior is specifically minimalistic due to the fact that bells and whistles break...If you have never driven/owned one, you will not understand.

    Gelande, I do like!!!

    Defender like windows and feeling of spaciousness...

    front and rear lockers, nice motor, Auto, I was thinking how nice my Wrangler would be with 2 single rear seats and space for a 40 litre engel in between them just the other day.. everything you want... I do understand!!!

    but ouch...

    it IS expensive....

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    of course...

    If I had the money...

    do you think Brabus could manage a 4" lift, and 35" Crushers rated for 250km/h?


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    No thanx, not for THAT Price!
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    Considering the price of the new Prado....this is not that expensive given the fact that you can drive it for 20 years to come. BTW I'm a G-Wagon fanboy...

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    or a datsun and drive it for 30 years.....and some!
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    Definitely more than 1 datsun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelšnde View Post
    Considering the price of the new Prado....this is not that expensive given the fact that you can drive it for 20 years to come. BTW I'm a G-Wagon fanboy...
    I would really have never guessed

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    Hmmm... For that price I can get two Rubicons and keep the second one in storage for the first 10 years...

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    Cool

    When that illusive LOTTO Jackpot comes my way ................................... pity there is no vanilla G500 available, though. AMG is over the top and the others are a no-no for me - Apoc would have a field day, if you know what I mean

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    I can see the caption now...

    Thys and his new diesel, pictured here in the frozen wastelands of hell surrounded by winged pigs....

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