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06-20-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,879
Posted By greynlds

Pending pricing details on these options, I'm...

Pending pricing details on these options, I'm really glad I decided to wait until things settle down a bit. I'll second the request for a link to the updated DOG, please.
06-14-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

Agreed on the black matte, but I've seen the...

Agreed on the black matte, but I've seen the Platinum Magno and Olive Magno matte options and liked both. A true military tan matte (what I initially expected Desert Sand would be) would also look...
06-14-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

For me, it depends heavily on the specific color...

For me, it depends heavily on the specific color choice, not just whether it's matte or not.
06-05-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

Does that just mean it's a longer wait or that...

Does that just mean it's a longer wait or that the color can't be ordered at all? I'm just going to sit things out and live with my 2017 G63 until things settle down a bit more on the new model.
06-03-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

No, mine is a 2017 G63... But even if it were a...

No, mine is a 2017 G63... But even if it were a 2019, most people I've run into who make the "nice G-wagon" comment have absolutely no clue and don't really care what year G it is and won't notice...
06-03-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

My first G550 was Iridium Silver, my second G550...

My first G550 was Iridium Silver, my second G550 was Midnight Blue, and my current G63 is Obsidian Black. I liked all 3 colors quite a bit, but get far more comments (all positive) from people about...
06-03-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

Yeah, the Olive Matte looks really good IMHO. I'm...

Yeah, the Olive Matte looks really good IMHO. I'm still a bit unsure about Sea Blue, but the glossy Olive also looks pretty good.

I don't know which green it was, but I was behind a green previous...
06-02-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

If Mercedes were going with the color Jeep uses,...

If Mercedes were going with the color Jeep uses, which to me looks more like what I'd think of as a military tan, it would be awesome. When I first heard they were offering the color, it was...
06-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By greynlds

Having seen Desert Sand in person, it would be...

Having seen Desert Sand in person, it would be pretty close to my last choice. It's a color that would probably work if it were in a Matte finish, but it's (IMHO) pretty gross in the glossy finish. ...
04-27-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By greynlds

Can we get someone with a 2019 G550 or G63 to...

Can we get someone with a 2019 G550 or G63 to take these measurements please? I'd like to know this info as well.
03-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By greynlds

The cargo mat that came with the optional winter...

The cargo mat that came with the optional winter mat set on the 2018 and older models was outstanding. If Mercedes doesn't have a new version of that mat for the 2019's, that will be a shame.
...
02-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By greynlds

Sure enough, the app does have remote start...

Sure enough, the app does have remote start available for my 2017 G63. Though it does work, it takes a while for it do go through the process of finding the vehicle, checking security, and so on...
02-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By greynlds

Hmm, I'll have to double check that on mine... I...

Hmm, I'll have to double check that on mine... I don't recall seeing it as an option in the app for mine.
02-26-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By greynlds

Yeah and Apple CarPlay works pretty well. It...

Yeah and Apple CarPlay works pretty well. It also has Android Auto, but I use an iPhone so haven’t tried the Android option. All in all though the differences from 16 through 18 are pretty minor...
02-26-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By greynlds

Apparently the 18 has remote start, which the...

Apparently the 18 has remote start, which the prior years don’t have.
01-24-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By greynlds

Looking at the pictures, I'm not sure it will be...

Looking at the pictures, I'm not sure it will be possible to get much lower.
01-23-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By greynlds

7" above the rain gutter molding probably means...

7" above the rain gutter molding probably means about 3" added to the height of the vehicle. If you look closely at the photo where they show the 7", a good chunk of that is below the top of the...
12-26-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By greynlds

I purchased a couple of these: UTV...

I purchased a couple of these:

UTV Adjustable 1.5" to 1.75" Roll Bar Clamp

and attached the front plate holder's flat piece that the license plate itself bolts onto to them. They clamp nicely...
11-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,913
Posted By greynlds

A link had been posted a few days ago for the...

A link had been posted a few days ago for the latest version of the DOG, but it looks like a bunch of posts disappeared from the thread. If nobody posts the link, I can try to find it for you or...
11-18-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,913
Posted By greynlds

I most definitely would not want to drive 149MPH...

I most definitely would not want to drive 149MPH in a G under any conditions; at least not a pre-2019 G. I'm not convinced I would want to drive a 2019 G that fast either. While I really do enjoy...
11-14-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Thanks for passing that along!

Thanks for passing that along!
11-14-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

So back to Mercedes for a minute... ;) Does...

So back to Mercedes for a minute... ;)

Does anyone have an updated DOG for the 2019's with most of the MSRP pricing included? The latest I have has a revision date of 3/15/2018, so it's a bit out...
11-12-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Though I don't buy extended warranties, I get it...

Though I don't buy extended warranties, I get it with a first model year of a major redesign, though I'm more inclined to just stick with my 2017 for another year or so to see if the new design has...
10-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By greynlds

Agreed. My local dealer had a 2017 in this color...

Agreed. My local dealer had a 2017 in this color and it was really awful IMHO. I had been considering the color because my expectation was that it would be the traditional military color. After...
10-23-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

I went to a launch event at the local dealer...

I went to a launch event at the local dealer (Mercedes Benz of Burlington MA) last night for the 2019 GT4S and 2019 G550.

The GT4 was a pre-production model that will be going around to other...
10-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Yes, I know they're summer tires and that's why...

Yes, I know they're summer tires and that's why they suck in snow. IMHO, it's ridiculous to sell a SUV, even an AMG, in a market that gets snow with summer tires. And yes, I realize that it's the...
10-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

^ Another item to consider is tires that are...

^ Another item to consider is tires that are competent in the snow if you live in an area that gets snow. The stock tires, especially on AMG's, are useless in snow.
10-10-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

The URUS certainly looks like a nice vehicle with...

The URUS certainly looks like a nice vehicle with impressive performance numbers, but really isn't equivalent to the G class. If looking for a vehicle that actually has cargo capacity, the URUS...
10-01-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Agreed. I had a 2014 Range Rover that nobody...

Agreed. I had a 2014 Range Rover that nobody ever commented on (other than saying something like "nice Explorer").
10-01-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,913
Posted By greynlds

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that...

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that "escalating" with customs is a great way to get things delayed even more.

These are cars, people. Really nice cars, but cars. Compared to...
09-29-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Have all of your G's been AMG's? If so, that...

Have all of your G's been AMG's? If so, that might explain things a bit. On my 2014 and 2016 G550's, I found the steering and overall handling to be rather cumbersome to deal with on a long drive. ...
09-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

It seems as though quite a few have been judging...

It seems as though quite a few have been judging the new model sight unseen. I haven't seen one in person yet, just photos. My initial impression based on the photos is mostly positive; though I've...
09-20-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Some of us who are subscribed to these threads...

Some of us who are subscribed to these threads might be hoping that when we get an email alert for a new post that it might actually be something relevant to the topic. It's one thing to have some...
09-20-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

^ Stop feeding him, guys. If the moderators...

^ Stop feeding him, guys. If the moderators won't take action, there's a chance that ignoring him will take care of it.
09-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By greynlds

My take is that if it isn't what you want, then...

My take is that if it isn't what you want, then don't accept the change to the order. I agree with your assessment that the Edition 1 is a bit much with all the red accents; I really don't care if...
09-11-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Is mbira a typo? Do you mean MBUSA? How would the...

Is mbira a typo? Do you mean MBUSA? How would the sales and delivery be handled - via some random dealer that many of us might have zero experience with or through our local dealers? I'm certainly...
09-04-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

It's a complete redesign not just a mild update,...

It's a complete redesign not just a mild update, but such things aren't the only factors used to determine the MSRP. Things like supply and demand come into play. Someone posted earlier in this...
09-04-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,107
Posted By greynlds

Personally, I'm more concerned about them pricing...

Personally, I'm more concerned about them pricing the G63 too high. I'm not going to add my name to the ordering queue until I know what the MSRP will be, fully understanding that I will most likely...
08-15-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,229
Posted By greynlds

Nice! How does the rear cargo space compare to...

Nice! How does the rear cargo space compare to the outgoing G? The extra space for the rear seats is nice, but I've been wondering if that translates to less cargo space. It also looks like the...
04-30-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,913
Posted By greynlds

Probably best to ask in the S class sub-forum -...

Probably best to ask in the S class sub-forum - this is the G class sub-forum. ;)
04-27-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By greynlds

Having seen a 2017 or 2018 (I don't recall, but...

Having seen a 2017 or 2018 (I don't recall, but the point is the current version) Desert Sand G in person at the local dealer sometime last year, I wouldn't buy it from photos alone. The glossy...
04-26-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By greynlds

We obviously haven't seen the email exchanges or...

We obviously haven't seen the email exchanges or been on the phone, but there's a lot more to great service than just getting a big discount. Especially when you're buying a low volume vehicle...
04-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By greynlds

Having owned a 2014 G550 with the 5.5, a 2016...

Having owned a 2014 G550 with the 5.5, a 2016 G550 with the 4.0 biturbo engine and adjustable suspension, and now a 2017 G63 with the 5.5 biturbo engine, I disagree.

The suspension tuning on the...
02-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By greynlds

Even though there are a lot of black G wagons,...

Even though there are a lot of black G wagons, out of the 3 I've owned: Iridium Silver, Midnight Blue, and now Obsidian Black, the Obsidian Black one has gotten BY FAR the most compliments from...
01-31-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,913
Posted By greynlds

Even though pricing isn't available yet, the...

Even though pricing isn't available yet, the information is at least somewhat useful, so thanks for sharing it. If the guide is available in PDF format, it would be handy to post that and post...
01-31-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,554
Posted By greynlds

Is there any word on USA pricing for the new G550...

Is there any word on USA pricing for the new G550 & G63? I believe someone posted in one of the threads that the pricing in Europe was only jumping a "few hundred". I want to see one of these new...
01-07-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By greynlds

It may be a long wait to get the new 2019 model. ...

It may be a long wait to get the new 2019 model. I was chatting with the #2 guy at the local dealership a few weeks ago and he said that once the new ones start coming in, it's going to be a pretty...
01-05-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By greynlds

A lot depends on how big the dealer is (and...

A lot depends on how big the dealer is (and therefore how many G63's they're allowed to order), how many customers are ahead of you in line at that dealership. Depending on how flexible you are on...
12-13-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,135
Posted By greynlds

It kind of depends on what one is looking for...

It kind of depends on what one is looking for though. If you're looking for a hose out interior, bare bones, hard core off road vehicle, you probably aren't going to like the new model (or the...
12-13-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,135
Posted By greynlds

Thanks for sharing these new photos. They look a...

Thanks for sharing these new photos. They look a LOT more refined than the previous photos did.

Is there any word on pricing on these? I'm assuming the prices are going up, the question is by...
12-11-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,135
Posted By greynlds

For hardcore off-road use, I can certainly see...

For hardcore off-road use, I can certainly see how the switch to independent suspension is being met with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the reality is that it will most likely improve some...
11-25-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,135
Posted By greynlds

Agreed; I'm withholding judgement until I see one...

Agreed; I'm withholding judgement until I see one in person. The first shots we saw looked pretty bad, but these more recent shots look like there's potential.
11-14-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,375
Posted By greynlds

The rear certainly looks nice without a tire, but...

The rear certainly looks nice without a tire, but I sure hope you don't get a flat tire...
10-16-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By greynlds

The main thing is that the 2017 has a newer, much...

The main thing is that the 2017 has a newer, much improved, version of the navigation system. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure it's minor things like new/different color choices and a few new interior...
10-12-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,228
Posted By greynlds

I would want to see that color in person before...

I would want to see that color in person before buying it, but it does look nice in the picture. Is that a stock MB color or some sort of a wrap?
08-04-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By greynlds

Perhaps some, but I don't have the stock tires. ...

Perhaps some, but I don't have the stock tires. I had the dealer swap them with BFG KO2's that are slightly larger than the stock size. I don't recall the exact size at the moment, but they're ~1"...
08-03-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By greynlds

Having owned a 2014 G550 without the adjustable...

Having owned a 2014 G550 without the adjustable suspension, a 2016 G550 with the adjustable suspension, and now a G63, I pretty much agree.

The standard suspension on the 2014 G550 gave a nice...
05-28-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By greynlds

My suggestion is to test drive the G63 and a G550...

My suggestion is to test drive the G63 and a G550 (if there's one available for a test drive) and base your decision on which you prefer. Having owned a 2014 G550, 2016 G550, and now a 2017 G63, my...
05-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By greynlds

I had a similar problem on my 2014 G550, though...

I had a similar problem on my 2014 G550, though the symptom was that I got error messages for various bulbs being out. It turned out that one of my headlights had a small hole from a stone (or...
04-17-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By greynlds

It would be really cool if they had a matching...

It would be really cool if they had a matching bracket for the driver side too.
04-15-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

I was talking about Burlington, MA, not...

I was talking about Burlington, MA, not Burlington, VT. ;)
04-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

It would be a bit of a haul for you (though...

It would be a bit of a haul for you (though nowhere near as far as driving to Cape Cod), but Mercedes Benz of Burlington has one of those events on May 21st.

Have you had a chance to test drive a...
04-11-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Assuming the extra cost of a G63 isn't a problem...

Assuming the extra cost of a G63 isn't a problem (if you were considering a 4x4^2, I would guess not :D), I would really recommend going with a G63 over a G550. FWIW, I owned a 2014 G550 and a 2016...
04-08-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

I hear people complain about how much baseball...

I hear people complain about how much baseball players (or players in other sports or entertainers in general) make all the time. Ironically, this includes people who pay for season tickets to the...
04-08-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

it IS crazy and unless I wake up super rich some...

it IS crazy and unless I wake up super rich some day, I'll never pay such prices. But just like things like baseball player salaries, if the market supports it, I suppose you can't really blame...
04-06-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By greynlds

I would think that selling one bought in Abu...

I would think that selling one bought in Abu Dhabi when you return would be a LOT easier than trying to legally bring it back with you. If you really want to buy once, I suspect your best option is...
04-06-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By greynlds

Right, but one of the options sounded like buying...

Right, but one of the options sounded like buying a car there and then bringing it back when he returns. Doing that would most like be a huge hassle at best.
04-05-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By greynlds

Unless I'm mistaken on the import rules, import...

Unless I'm mistaken on the import rules, import of a G bought in Abu Dhabi into the USA when you return would require buying one that's at least 25 years old.
03-17-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,228
Posted By greynlds

No kidding. I would hope that virtually anyone...

No kidding. I would hope that virtually anyone who looks at it would be able to figure that out... Given that I mentioned it destroys the departure angle, I presumably didn't need to be educated on...
03-17-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,228
Posted By greynlds

It's got to be something to do with crash /...

It's got to be something to do with crash / safety regulations. I just can't fathom that Mercedes would have added it for any other reason. It doesn't make the vehicle look better and obviously...
03-16-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,228
Posted By greynlds

Yeah, it looks weird and destroys the departure...

Yeah, it looks weird and destroys the departure angle, but the regular bumper is probably too high to meet regulations.
03-04-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By greynlds

So back to the original question - has anyone...

So back to the original question - has anyone gone and is it worth the effort to get there? Given that I own a G63, would I really learn anything useful? Would it just be an absolute blast anyway?...
03-01-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By greynlds

My local dealer has had a 2016 Black Opal G550 on...

My local dealer has had a 2016 Black Opal G550 on the lot for something like 6+ months now that they can't seem to sell. In less light (overcast day, night), it looks black, in other light it's a...
02-15-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Expecting any G wagon to be anywhere close to as...

Expecting any G wagon to be anywhere close to as smooth a ride as a Range Rover is completely unrealistic. The Range Rover has independent suspension and air springs all around; it's designed to...
02-15-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Can you see that the lights are actually there?

Can you see that the lights are actually there?
02-13-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Thanks for all the help you've provided and best...

Thanks for all the help you've provided and best of luck in your new adventure.
02-13-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Like I said, I "get" it. That doesn't mean that...

Like I said, I "get" it. That doesn't mean that I have to be a fan of dealers doing it.
02-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

This model is out of budget for me anyway, but...

This model is out of budget for me anyway, but they can keep them... I get that it's a limited edition, supply/demand, capitalism, and all that, but this sort of thing always annoys me.
01-19-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

That will make it somewhat difficult to list the...

That will make it somewhat difficult to list the color breakdown, unless percentages are used instead of counts. :)
12-31-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Mercedes Benz of Burlington is definitely a...

Mercedes Benz of Burlington is definitely a Bernie Moreno dealership. I obviously can't speak to the experience @Yupkwondo has had with their North Olmstead dealership, but I've had nothing but...
11-30-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,311
Posted By greynlds

Thanks; I had an earlier version of the KO2 (I...

Thanks; I had an earlier version of the KO2 (I don't recall exactly which version) on my 1995 Land Rover Discovery and was quite happy with those. Everything I've heard seems to suggest that the...
11-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,311
Posted By greynlds

Since the BF Goodrich AT T/A KO2's came up, I'm...

Since the BF Goodrich AT T/A KO2's came up, I'm curious how others feel about tire options for a G63 to replace the stock summer tires with something that can be used year round. I'll be taking...
11-29-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,971
Posted By greynlds

Well, I drove my 2016 G550 to the dealer and got...

Well, I drove my 2016 G550 to the dealer and got into the 2017 G63 a few minutes later to take it for a test drive. The screen is definitely bigger, mostly wider rather than taller.
11-28-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,971
Posted By greynlds

Thanks for that. I actually test drove a 2017...

Thanks for that. I actually test drove a 2017 G63 a week and a half ago and will be taking delivery of one in a week or so (it's currently on a boat making its way to Baltimore...). As you stated,...
11-24-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By greynlds

No, the G550 and G63 are tuned differently with...

No, the G550 and G63 are tuned differently with different springs and shocks. The G63 is a bit stiffer and rides a bit lower.

Are you getting the adjustable suspension option on your G550? My...
11-23-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By greynlds

It would probably be a good idea to indicate if...

It would probably be a good idea to indicate if this is a G550 or G63 as the answer is likely a bit different as the suspensions aren't the same.

I actually have been planning on asking a similar...
11-22-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By greynlds

I test drove a 2017 G63 this past weekend (and...

I test drove a 2017 G63 this past weekend (and expect to be taking delivery of a 2017 G63 around the end of the month; all they have in stock right now is one that's white with red leather, which I'm...
11-16-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,311
Posted By greynlds

My understanding is that the nav upgrade is a lot...

My understanding is that the nav upgrade is a lot more significant than just the bigger screen and better rear view camera. If it's the same as my brother's 2016 GLC, the nav has a lot of nice new...
11-15-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By greynlds

IMHO, it's best to stay with the original color. ...

IMHO, it's best to stay with the original color. My first G550 was Iridium Silver and I think it's a great color on the G. I think Paladium Silver is one of the colors that I've seen in person that...
11-05-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 30,951
Posted By greynlds

Thanks for the info, Justin. Hopefully they'll...

Thanks for the info, Justin. Hopefully they'll start showing up locally soon.
11-04-2016, 09:30 PM
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Posted By greynlds

That sounds like it could be accurate. I'm...

That sounds like it could be accurate. I'm considering trading my 2016 G550 in for a 2017 G63, but want to drive a G63 (doesn't matter if it's a 2016 or 2017) to see if I'm ok with the different...
10-27-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,971
Posted By greynlds

So does the updated NTG 5.1 that will be in the...

So does the updated NTG 5.1 that will be in the 2017s use the same screen and the same control knob on the center console that the 2016s (and older) have? I would have thought they would update...
10-11-2016, 08:54 PM
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Posted By greynlds

The dealer also sent me an updated version of the...

The dealer also sent me an updated version of the DOG with pricing (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzIK7u5jJPUMOFVlZ2F1QnFNMVU) for everything except the new 4x4 squared model.
10-11-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,971
Posted By greynlds

Edit: I just checked the brochures and you're...

Edit: I just checked the brochures and you're right that the G63 did get a bump in horsepower in 2016. I'll update my post, sorry about that.
10-11-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By greynlds

My dealer just forwarded MSRP for the MY17...

My dealer just forwarded MSRP for the MY17 G-Class:

G550: $122,400
AMG G63: $141,400
AMG G65: $220,400

It sounds like pricing for the options, including the new Manufaktur leather choices...
10-11-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,971
Posted By greynlds

My dealer just forwarded MSRP for the MY17...

My dealer just forwarded MSRP for the MY17 G-Class:

G550: $122,400
AMG G63: $141,400
AMG G65: $220,400

It sounds like pricing for the options, including the new Manufaktur leather choices...
09-21-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By greynlds

It's just an extra expense over and beyond an...

It's just an extra expense over and beyond an already really expensive purchase that I'd prefer to not have to deal with. There's also the hassle of selling off the left over tires unless a place...
09-21-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By greynlds

Nice! I saw a Sunsetbeam (orange) one in...

Nice!

I saw a Sunsetbeam (orange) one in Boston last Thursday when I went out to get lunch. It had a full length roof rack and actually looked pretty sharp in person, which surprised me as I had...
09-19-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By greynlds

Yikes! Glad to hear you and your family are ok.

Yikes! Glad to hear you and your family are ok.
09-10-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By greynlds

IMHO, you got a GREAT deal. Which dealer did you...

IMHO, you got a GREAT deal. Which dealer did you buy from? Since I'm considering trading my 2016 G550 in for a 2017 G550 or G63, it might be worth going to a different dealer to save that kind of...
08-12-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By greynlds

Yeah, that's a phenomenal deal unless it's a...

Yeah, that's a phenomenal deal unless it's a REALLY bad color combination.
07-25-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By greynlds

I'm debating about keeping my 2016 G550 for a...

I'm debating about keeping my 2016 G550 for a while until the W464 has been out for a few years to make sure there aren't any major issues OR trading it in for a 2017 G550 or G63 to keep me happy a...
02-15-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,377
Posted By greynlds

I had it on my 2014 Range Rover. Pressing a...

I had it on my 2014 Range Rover. Pressing a button instead of putting the key in and turning it didn't revolutionize my life. IMHO, things like heated / ventilated seats, adaptive cruise control...
02-15-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,377
Posted By greynlds

I was actually thinking the same when I...

I was actually thinking the same when I responded, but decided to just answer the questions. :)
02-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,377
Posted By greynlds

No, the G class doesn't have keyless entry or...

No, the G class doesn't have keyless entry or keyless go. You need to press a button on the key fob to unlock the doors and need to put the key in the ignition to start the engine.
02-11-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By greynlds

And I also wonder why they would have bothered...

And I also wonder why they would have bothered with the new engine in the 2016 if they were going to essentially completely redo the vehicle in 2017. I suppose they could be planning to use the same...
01-02-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By greynlds

The dealer didn't have any updated printed...

The dealer didn't have any updated printed instructions, yet they were going to send someone out to my house to program the buttons for me and the service department looked at it this morning and...
12-30-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By greynlds

Homelink in 2016 G550

I just took delivery of a 2016 G550 on Monday and am having trouble getting the Homelink to program.

The steps to reset Homelink say to:

1) Put the ignition switch into the 2 position (on, but...
09-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By greynlds

Just keep in mind that those rear flaps...

Just keep in mind that those rear flaps apparently aren't compatible with newer G's, so there may be a newer part # available.
02-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,193
Posted By greynlds

I got lucky with my 2014. I had ordered a new G...

I got lucky with my 2014. I had ordered a new G in the late summer of 2013 and then changed my mind and ordered a 2014 Range Rover, which arrived just before Christmas in 2013. I went with the...
08-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,287
Posted By greynlds

NEVER put a larger fuse in to fix a problem like...

NEVER put a larger fuse in to fix a problem like that. If the fuse keeps blowing, that means that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Putting in a larger fuse could potentially cause...
07-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,773
Posted By greynlds

You'll probably get better responses if you ask...

You'll probably get better responses if you ask in the GL Class (X164) forum rather than the G Class forum.
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