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05-31-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By dunderhi

Sorry for the slow response, but Iíve been...

Sorry for the slow response, but Iíve been traveling and havenít visited the site in a while. Today, MB Me Connect kept telling me about my Gís status, so I sent a my wife a note asking if she is...
05-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By dunderhi

First Ď19 G to 10kmi?

Anyone beat me to it?

I got my 10kmi service on Monday. It was $510 after a 10% off coupon. Iím happy to report that my windshield is still original, I didnít need any additional oil before the...
05-03-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,216
Posted By dunderhi

Okay, I tried a little experiment today. With...

Okay, I tried a little experiment today. With the A/C fan at 7 (aka wind tunnel mode), my window makes the same type of noise. Dropping the fan down to 6 cuts the whistle in half and any setting 5...
04-30-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By dunderhi

I’m at 8,500 miles and haven’t needed any oil yet.

I’m at 8,500 miles and haven’t needed any oil yet.
04-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By dunderhi

This is my #1 gripe about the G. It nearly...

This is my #1 gripe about the G. It nearly caused an accident when an SUV drifted into my lane. I swerved to avoid and the system pushed me back towards him..

Unlike other MB models, it canít...
04-22-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By dunderhi

Gen 1 and Gen 2 G are very different beasts. I...

Gen 1 and Gen 2 G are very different beasts. I wouldn’t think of them as alternatives for each other. I’ve had my ‘19 for 6mo and 8kmi and the biggest quirk I’ve noticed thus far is that it feels...
04-22-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By dunderhi

70+ yields about 14-14.5 mpgs. 65mph yields...

70+ yields about 14-14.5 mpgs.
65mph yields about 14.5-15mpgs.
50mph yields about 16mpgs.
04-18-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 23,949
Posted By dunderhi

Thereís no pulling hard period. I just got home...

Thereís no pulling hard period. I just got home from a 1,000+ mile trip. At me point I got a bit bored, so I tried hands-free driving for a while. Once I got the steering wheel aligned just right,...
04-16-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 23,949
Posted By dunderhi

Iím at almost six months and my G has almost...

Iím at almost six months and my G has almost 8kmi. So far, so good. 🤞
04-16-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By dunderhi

Thatís so true; the G doesnít even have MBUX, so...

Thatís so true; the G doesnít even have MBUX, so it just canít compete. 😂

Just in case - just kidding.
04-11-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By dunderhi

No problem. I donít plan on rolling over my G...

No problem. I donít plan on rolling over my G every weekend, but I donít think anyone who buys a Ď19 Wrangler plans to do so either. That said, I wonít rule out rolling over my G at some point....
04-10-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By dunderhi

I checked out an ‘18 E63 Wagon early in my car...

I checked out an ‘18 E63 Wagon early in my car shopping experience, but I ruled it out based solely on the cup holder protrusion on the lower driver’s door bin. It hit my leg, so it was a no-go. ...
04-10-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By dunderhi

Luckily, my G was only $135k, so it can still get...

Luckily, my G was only $135k, so it can still get abused without remorse. Iíve already lost count on the number of scratches, but since Iíve only had it washed once, you canít really see all of them.
04-03-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By dunderhi

This is why I went with 31Ē tires vice 33Ē. There...

This is why I went with 31Ē tires vice 33Ē. There just wasnít that much room to spare in my garage.

Itís also pretty tight in public garages too....
03-08-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,229
Posted By dunderhi

I agree to some degree, since after whittling...

I agree to some degree, since after whittling down my utility vehicle choices it came down to two body on frame vehicles: The G and the Dodge Ram. I went with the G because it was easier (not...
03-07-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By dunderhi

I haven’t noticed a whistling sound from any the...

I haven’t noticed a whistling sound from any the vents, but if I open a window just a tiny bit there’as serious whistle from the air blowing past the window. It makes me think the G is pretty close...
02-24-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 131,560
Posted By dunderhi

I went went with industrial and cheap, since I...

I went went with industrial and cheap, since I plan to keep my G much longer than my usual 2-3 yrs. In my experience, without constant care, higher grade automotive leathers only look good for maybe...
02-19-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 131,560
Posted By dunderhi

For comparison: Emerald Green ...

For comparison: Emerald Green
...
02-14-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By dunderhi

I broke in several of my BMWs by driving them...

I broke in several of my BMWs by driving them from BMW Welt in Munich straight to the Autobahn for high speed driving. Thereís something sweet about doing 150 mph with less the 50 miles on the...
02-14-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By dunderhi

The larger tires definitely look better on the G....

The larger tires definitely look better on the G. I considered going up to 33Ē (vice 31Ē), but I was starting to get nervous about fitting into my garage.
02-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By dunderhi

The rim size doesnít really matter in determining...

The rim size doesnít really matter in determining the vehicle height. The height of the vehicle is only affected when the exterior dismeter of the tire is changed. I went from 275/50R20 to...
02-14-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By dunderhi

The premium is a couple hundred more than my ’15...

The premium is a couple hundred more than my ’15 M6. Here in MD, it is ~$2,300/yr with $500k/$1M for liability. Deductibles are $50/$300 for comp/coll. I also have large SUV rental & vehicle...
02-12-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By dunderhi

Mine had 58 miles. My sales guy said it came from...

Mine had 58 miles. My sales guy said it came from the port that way. He swore that thet didn't drive more than 2 miles. Uh-huh.
02-12-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By dunderhi

What Is your garage situation? When I originally...

What Is your garage situation? When I originally started shopping for my next car, I looked at full size trucks and found the shortest wheel base Raptor was the only four seat truck that could even...
02-12-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 131,560
Posted By dunderhi

The menu option does not exist on the í19 G550. ...

The menu option does not exist on the í19 G550. One needs to press and hold the button to the left of the steering wheel after every engine start. In my experience the implementation of LKA is...
02-12-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By dunderhi

Emerald Green It is a medium green under the...

Emerald Green

It is a medium green under the bright sun. (Itís dirty, but itís a G, so all is good. ;) )...
02-12-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By dunderhi

I have aftermarket tires that are half an inch...

I have aftermarket tires that are half an inch taller, but I can confirm the í19 G550 fits in a 6í 10Ē garage...barely. I was able to touch the cross beams with my hand as I drove under. I would...
02-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,427
Posted By dunderhi

I didn’t own the previous gen, but after test...

I didn’t own the previous gen, but after test driving a couple of ’18s, I took a chance and ordered the ’19. I now have 4k my behind the wheel and I couldn't be happier. Even after only three weeks...
02-02-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 131,560
Posted By dunderhi

Nice! I really like the blue.

Nice! I really like the blue.
02-02-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By dunderhi

My dealer researched it, but couldnít find a...

My dealer researched it, but couldnít find a permanent off solution. Iíve put 4K miles on my Ď19 and Iíve gotten into the habit of disabling it after every engine start.

The really dangerous...
01-05-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

Yes, they are the original rims. I would...

Yes, they are the original rims. I would recommend that you study up a bit on tires a bit. There are many choices and each tire will have advantages (i.e. mud), but also disadvantages (I.e. snow).
12-23-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By dunderhi

There is an engine data view option for the...

There is an engine data view option for the center display screen. Under brisk, but not excessive, acceleration i usually max out around 150 horsepower, so the diesel would have more than enough...
12-20-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By dunderhi

General Grabber ATX 275/55R20 115/112T D ...

General Grabber ATX 275/55R20 115/112T D



https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/2c1cb1e4_57f9_4237_a187_597fc28caeb3_3605e90a77cae60e130e7d070549e782254b7881.jpeg
...
12-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

When I went to my dealer to pick up my rear cargo...

When I went to my dealer to pick up my rear cargo mat, a crowd originating from within the dealership (sales & service guys) gathered around my G, pretty much to check out my tires. The most common...
12-20-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By dunderhi

No issues here.

No issues here.
12-15-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By dunderhi

I’m really not a fan of RWL sidewalls. My RWLs...

I’m really not a fan of RWL sidewalls. My RWLs are mounted on the inside.
12-15-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By dunderhi

I canít claim to be a frequent off-roader, but my...

I canít claim to be a frequent off-roader, but my G will see rocks, dirt, mud, snow, and sand.
12-15-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

I finally picked up my rear cargo mat. It was...

I finally picked up my rear cargo mat. It was $108 and the part number is 463-814-00-00. The mat is listed as Trunk Tub.
12-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

As the ply rating goes up, the max pressure also...

As the ply rating goes up, the max pressure also goes up. This means it is a stronger tire capable of higher loads, but it also means it is heavier and stiffer.
12-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

This is my experience also.

This is my experience also.
12-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

That’s good to know. How does the 10 ply (E)...

That’s good to know. How does the 10 ply (E) feel?

Comparing the 285/50 specs to the 285/55 specs show they are very different tires. The 55’s looks like they were made for a tank. :eek:
12-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

I didnít know, nobody told me. :rolf: ...

I didnít know, nobody told me. :rolf:

Actually, I expected the KO2 to be the most popular tire for the G, but I also expected owners to push the diameter envelope up to the 33Ē range before I...
12-03-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By dunderhi

I love it when a G is driven like a G. :y

I love it when a G is driven like a G. :y
12-03-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By dunderhi

Looking good. Now you just got to leave the...

Looking good. Now you just got to leave the pavement behind and get them dirty.
12-02-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By dunderhi

Your G looks looks really good. I like the BB...

Your G looks looks really good. I like the BB delete look.
12-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

No problem with the scratch, sheís officially...

No problem with the scratch, sheís officially broken-in.

I called my dealer to ask why it wasnít included with the all weather mats package. They said it was listed separately and they would...
12-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By dunderhi

I paid $6,500 (no tax) for my 7yr/100kmi. There...

I paid $6,500 (no tax) for my 7yr/100kmi. There is a 15% up-charge if you wait more the 30 days after purchase, but this is illegal in some states, so options still will exist if you choose to wait....
12-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

Sarlox, Been busy since Tgiving, but I’d...

Sarlox,

Been busy since Tgiving, but I’d like to throw in a few comments:.

1. Your truck is gorgeous! I thought hard both about the diamond stitching and open pore wood myself.

2. I’m new...
11-22-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By dunderhi

Happy Thanksgiving, but don’t eat the turkey I...

Happy Thanksgiving, but don’t eat the turkey I heard it was fowl. :rolf:
11-21-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

That has got to be truly annoying. I feel for...

That has got to be truly annoying. I feel for ya.
11-21-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

:wootrock:

:wootrock:
11-20-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By dunderhi

Wow, I thought my 1.99 for 84 was good, but I...

Wow, I thought my 1.99 for 84 was good, but I would have jumped on 0.9 for 60.
11-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By dunderhi

Not sure if this helps, but my G550 was...

Not sure if this helps, but my G550 was manufactured the third week of September.
11-19-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By dunderhi

After I had my tires swapped out, one of my...

After I had my tires swapped out, one of my sensors needed a day before it finally registered. I was actually on the way back to the tire installer when it started to work.
11-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By dunderhi

Looking good. :y

Looking good. :y
11-18-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

Can't wait to see it too. :y

Can't wait to see it too. :y
11-18-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,916
Posted By dunderhi

So itís all good? Dems vs. Reps is your claim. In...

So itís all good? Dems vs. Reps is your claim. In reviewing your last post, you consistently used G63 and g550. Heck, you even capitalized all of the other vehicles models. Do you realize that this...
11-18-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,916
Posted By dunderhi

Iím not sure why you feel it is necessary to keep...

Iím not sure why you feel it is necessary to keep puting the G550 down. Putting a smilie after each put down just makes it look passive aggressive.

I understand you cancelled your G550 order and...
11-17-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,916
Posted By dunderhi

Sure, just give me his contact info. Iím pretty...

Sure, just give me his contact info. Iím pretty sure I could give him a really good job offer, assuming he is attending a top tier school and had productive internships outside of the university...
11-17-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By dunderhi

Great! Iím surprised how many people buy...

Great!

Iím surprised how many people buy these highly capable off-roaders just drive them on the road 100% of the time.
11-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,916
Posted By dunderhi

May I suggest that you actually read the article...

May I suggest that you actually read the article yourself. There are a total of 119 cars in this extremely minor recall. I also did my homework and verified that my G550 is not in the recall. If...
11-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 54,916
Posted By dunderhi

I guess they’ll just put the 550 software into...

I guess they’ll just put the 550 software into the 63. Most 63 buyers will never know the difference. :rolf:
11-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By dunderhi

Too bad about the GLC, but congrats on the new G....

Too bad about the GLC, but congrats on the new G. I like how the tires transform the look. Do you plan on using it off road?
11-17-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

I think the 550ís brush guard and the 63ís bumper...

I think the 550ís brush guard and the 63ís bumper guard looks best when it is in a contrasting color. Light color Gís should get black guards and dark color Gís should get chrome. I think the 63...
11-17-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

Both types of bull bars are optional in Canada. ...

Both types of bull bars are optional in Canada. The BBs, being cosmetic options, will probably end up in the accessory catalog. Dealers should already have MB developed instructions for their...
11-16-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

Do you think MBUSA would refuse to service a car...

Do you think MBUSA would refuse to service a car with the spare wheel removed? My Rube Goldberg spare tire cover expander took only one trip to ACE and worked like a charm.
11-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

I’d happily trade a 360 camera option for an...

I’d happily trade a 360 camera option for an option to permanently turn off the Lane Keeping Assistant.

Also, given the mountings bracket location, I suspect both bull bars mount to the exact...
11-15-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By dunderhi

This pretty much the opposite of the G. It's a...

This pretty much the opposite of the G. It's a very high tech approach to off-road situations.
11-15-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By dunderhi

First snow opportunity - '19 G550

First opportunity for snow today. I can finally answer a question that has been on my mind since I placed the order for the G. How would it do in the snow? More importantly can it navigate down my...
11-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By dunderhi

In the snow

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/d058263e_ab9e_4bb6_9802_c74ec8bc38b2_fcb0b8de80dc57285a21795e15cd2af789bfcec7.jpeg
First snow of the year - time to play
11-14-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

The new one.

The new one.
11-14-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I have one from the end of July with G550...

I have one from the end of July with G550 pricing. PM me with your email.
11-14-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

My G will also encounter some of NYC's finest...

My G will also encounter some of NYC's finest urban rock scrambles, oops, I mean roads.
11-13-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Iím not a Ford guy. I just spent 30 seconds...

Iím not a Ford guy. I just spent 30 seconds searching for the supposedly elusive information. Sorry if itís not good enough for you.:nix:
11-13-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

7.0L Raptor ...

7.0L Raptor
https://speedtwitch.com/report-2019-f-150-raptor-to-receive-fords-new-7-0l-dohc-v8-motor/
11-13-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I think I have the ingress down now: 1. Right...

I think I have the ingress down now:
1. Right foot on the running board.
2. Left hand on top of the door frame.
3. Right hand on the vertical molding near the top of the wind shield.
4. Lift and...
11-13-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Congrats!

Congrats!
11-13-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I have doubts about interchangeability with the S...

I have doubts about interchangeability with the S Class primarily due to dimensional differences, but do you know if you sat in the standard or comfort seats? I doubt either is comparable to an S...
11-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Ph.D. ESM, primarily focused on AE, but also did...

Ph.D. ESM, primarily focused on AE, but also did graduate coursework in ME, Mat E, EE, Chem E, Comp Sci, Math, and Physics to keep it broad. I’m a bit of a jack of all trades - that’s why I’m happy...
11-13-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By dunderhi

P.S. It still fits in the garage. :D

P.S. It still fits in the garage. :D
11-13-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By dunderhi

First, they forgot to swap out the spare, so they...

First, they forgot to swap out the spare, so they pulled it right before I took the pics. I put on a 245/60R20 on for the spare, which appears to be a decent diameter match for the larger tires....
11-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Again, your source for 4.1 seconds, states the...

Again, your source for 4.1 seconds, states the G550 is 5.4 seconds. It’s on the same chart. At this point it seems you purposely trying to make the G550 look bad, which really hurts you credibility...
11-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By dunderhi

275/55R20 on a Ď19 G550 - Snow update below

Still at the mechanics, but the new shoes are installed. The tires are Cooper Grabber A/TX.

...
11-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By dunderhi

I almost got Cardinal Red with the red interior. ...

I almost got Cardinal Red with the red interior. I think the Night Package is a must with those colors.
11-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By dunderhi

+1 Iíve driven both and bought the Ď19 G550....

+1

Iíve driven both and bought the Ď19 G550. The steering on the Ď18 left a bad lasting impression. Th interior is also much more integrated both in form and function. Now that I have the Ď19, I...
11-13-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Going to Starbucks? Isnít that what bicycles are...

Going to Starbucks? Isnít that what bicycles are for? :rofl:

Any chance you have a link for the 9 speed transmission comparison? Other than the torque plate, Iíd like to see the hardware...
11-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Correction: 4.1 vs 5.4 seconds. My...

Correction: 4.1 vs 5.4 seconds.

My thinking is the quite the opposite. Basically the same engine and transmission, but in the 550 there are less stressed. No desire for gangsta anything, but a...
11-13-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Mercedes is being pretty...

Mercedes is being pretty overt:http://www.autonews.com/article/20180918/OEM04/180919715/daimler-mercedes-benz-a-class-technology-millennials
"Typically, you would launch a new feature in a...
11-12-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

Also, read that the average age of the A Class...

Also, read that the average age of the A Class buyer is 13 years younger than the average MB buyer, so that’s why MBUX is being released in that model first. I have no idea of the average age of the...
11-12-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

A little more research yields that the ‘19 G...

A little more research yields that the ‘19 G Class shares it’s electrical architecture with the E Class. Based on the Motor1 article, MBUX is incompatible.
11-12-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

I guess the question in my mind is why would MB...

I guess the question in my mind is why would MB put Command in the ‘19. If one knows the answer to this mystery, it would be clear when the G will get MBUX. My money is on 2023, since I don’t see a...
11-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

The ‘19 Sprinter is also getting MBUX. Also, our...

The ‘19 Sprinter is also getting MBUX. Also, our Command system appears to be decontented - I don’t have the option of permanently disabling Lane Keeping Assistant as I could in other models.

P.S....
11-12-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By dunderhi

The GLE and GLS are both getting a major redesign...

The GLE and GLS are both getting a major redesign replacing their archaic interiors. This already happened for the G in ‘19. I doubt there will be any major changes in the G for a few years.
11-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By dunderhi

MT has the Ď19 G550 at 5.4 seconds - not too far...

MT has the Ď19 G550 at 5.4 seconds - not too far off from the G65. Of course, as argued previously, the G in any form isnít really a 0-60 car.
11-11-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

From what I understand the EFW has a decent...

From what I understand the EFW has a decent amount of profit for the dealer, but the maintenance plans do not. I am currently looking at $6,500 for 7/100 EFW and $1,835 and $2,450 for the 3/30 and...
11-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Isnít it 4/40 for the service plan? Also, if one...

Isnít it 4/40 for the service plan? Also, if one is looking at 7/100 EFW, the service plans can be stacked to match. For example, buying a 3/30 and a 4/40 service plan results in 7/70.
11-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By dunderhi

Hmm, starting a new thread so that your questions...

Hmm, starting a new thread so that your questions wonít be included in my G Class picture thread. :rolf:

The fuel filler operates in conjunction with the door locks. If the doors are unlocked, the...
11-10-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By dunderhi

Congrats. Did both you and your wife hate...

Congrats. Did both you and your wife hate driving the ‘18 or just one of you? I’m not sure why would you have gotten the ‘18 G over a Range Rover if you didn’t like how it drove. I started out...
11-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By dunderhi

She’s a beauty. I really like the blue. :smokin:...

She’s a beauty. I really like the blue. :smokin:

I also share your concern about fitting in the garage. My 275/55R20’s should get installed this week.
11-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I don’t want to traumatize anyone, but our key...

I don’t want to traumatize anyone, but our key fob is basically an E Class key fob (w/o the trunk release). I took a chance and ordered a key fob protector for an E Class and it fits perfectly.

...
11-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Then again, ‘20s could also get delayed in port.

Then again, ‘20s could also get delayed in port.
11-10-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 131,560
Posted By dunderhi

Since my G only cost $134k, Iím happy that poke...

Since my G only cost $134k, Iím happy that poke and prod a bit. :D

The Ď19 G550 BB is connected with a total of 8 bolts (4 on each side). On each side there are two pairs inserted from opposite...
11-09-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I got really lucky. My G550 arrived at the port...

I got really lucky. My G550 arrived at the port on Monday and at my dealer the following Saturday.
11-09-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Havenít some of them been sitting there since...

Havenít some of them been sitting there since July?
11-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,771
Posted By dunderhi

She’ll be a beauty. Enjoy!

She’ll be a beauty. Enjoy!
11-09-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By dunderhi

I havenít quite reached 100mph, but I have found...

I havenít quite reached 100mph, but I have found myself going a wee bit too fast before I noticed it. I suspect the Ď19s could handle Autobahn types of speed, albeit with a whole lot of wind noise...
11-09-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By dunderhi

Donít the AMG Drivers packages typically include...

Donít the AMG Drivers packages typically include a day a AMG driving school?
11-08-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By dunderhi

:eek:

:eek:
11-08-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By dunderhi

I had been waiting since July. So the nectar is...

I had been waiting since July. So the nectar is pretty sweet.
11-07-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By dunderhi

The Goodrich K02 was in my top three, but based...

The Goodrich K02 was in my top three, but based on reviews that read/watched the A/TX seemed a little bit better for my likely heavy road usage with occasional off-road/snow activities. The K02 is...
11-07-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By dunderhi

Yes, a leather dash is part of the leather...

Yes, a leather dash is part of the leather upgrade packages. Without knowing whether it is leather or leatherette, the only visible difference that I can see is that the leather dash get additional...
11-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By dunderhi

I finally decided on my tires: General Grabber...

I finally decided on my tires: General Grabber A/T X size 275/55R20. These are only 1" taller and lifts the max height of the G by 1/2" to 6' 6" even. The squareness of the tread pattern yields an...
11-07-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I concur the number of available cars are not...

I concur the number of available cars are not accurate, since my dealer listed my G at Cars.com and it was still there even after I took delivery.

BTW, there are 182 ‘18 G63s and 62 ‘18 G550s at...
11-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

I certainly donít have anything against...

I certainly donít have anything against traditional gauges, but given the high gloss plastic(?) surround, I think Piano Black trim helps NAV display area look a little more integrated.
11-06-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

My CU limits their auto loans to $125k, so I had...

My CU limits their auto loans to $125k, so I had to put about $9k down plus taxes and registration.
11-06-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

i hadnít sat in the back seat before, but I was...

i hadnít sat in the back seat before, but I was surprised by the reclined angle of the seat back. Behind my wifeís seat there is plenty of room, but behind my seat my knees touched the setback. ...
11-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Yeah, I was getting nervous that the Fed was...

Yeah, I was getting nervous that the Fed was increasing it's rates and the G Class didn't look like it would be released from the ports anytime soon. Luckily, it all worked out and I now have...
11-06-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By dunderhi

Are you saying you didn't notice the S63 wheels...

Are you saying you didn't notice the S63 wheels on the G63 or that the front bumper guard (aka NYC parking sensor) doesn't look silly without a matching rear bumper guard? The '19 G550 and G63 both...
11-06-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By dunderhi

I would suspect that itís Mercedes-Benz of...

I would suspect that itís Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin. I didnít see a Ď19 G550 in their online inventory, but they do have a couple of Ď18 G63ís which probably only have a $30k plus-up. :rolf:
11-06-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

When we ordered my Wifeís X3, we chose the not to...

When we ordered my Wifeís X3, we chose the not to get the Driverís Assistance Package which includes Blind Side Assist. The Sales Manager was somewhat incredulous telling us everyone gets that...
11-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Auto loan with my credit union: 1.99% for 7 years.

Auto loan with my credit union: 1.99% for 7 years.
11-06-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By dunderhi

Just crazy, but who knows, some goof might...

Just crazy, but who knows, some goof might walk-in off the street and think it’s normal. :nix:
11-06-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By dunderhi

I canít offer you any help, but I just wanted to...

I canít offer you any help, but I just wanted to share I think the G looks much cleaner without any visible tips. When I considered the G63, I figured I would remove (hacksaw?) the visible tips...
11-04-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I found a tire cover solution on another board:...

I found a tire cover solution on another board: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/g-class/1395763-spare-tire-cover-larger-tires.html

It looks easy enough to fabricate.
...
11-04-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I decided to put the G to work this morning. The...

I decided to put the G to work this morning. The first thing I noticed is the the spare tire gets in the way of my cargo carrier. Luckily, I had an extender handy.

...
11-04-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Thatís very interesting, I didnít realize anyone...

Thatís very interesting, I didnít realize anyone on the face of this Earth still thinks there are cars that are exclusively male and female cars. Will your daughter only be allowed to drive on...
11-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Maybe you do have a shot July after all. My...

Maybe you do have a shot July after all. My dealer didnít have any Ď19 G63 allocations, but he still had a couple of unsold Ď18 G63s when I was shopping this summer.
11-03-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

The more I drive the 550, the happier I am that I...

The more I drive the 550, the happier I am that I didnít order a 63. The 550 has more than plenty of power for any foreseeable need. No need to waste money on capabilities that I will never miss....
11-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By dunderhi

It comes standard in the U.S.

It comes standard in the U.S.
11-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

How many G63s has your dealer been allocated thus...

How many G63s has your dealer been allocated thus far? My dealer hadnít received any when I ordered my 550 back in July. Even if it ramped up to 2/mo it sounds like it will be further out than July...
11-03-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

My next area of curiosity, since I am thinking...

My next area of curiosity, since I am thinking about larger on/off road tires. The rear tire mount.

...
11-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I had them on my Bimmers with no issues. It's...

I had them on my Bimmers with no issues. It's probably no less reliable than a wiper blade motor.
11-03-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Just under the spare. ...

Just under the spare.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0516_25218b56b33689820325e56e966a76225408690e.jpg
Rear camera - closed...
11-03-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

I usually lease my cars, but my CU gave me a...

I usually lease my cars, but my CU gave me a $125k (their max) loan with 7yr/1.99% terms. This turns into a ~$1,600 minimum payment. The 4 year monthly payment comes in ~$2,700.
11-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

Congrats! Not on being a former G owner my...

Congrats!

Not on being a former G owner my comment on the door closing is that it takes more than a few tries to figure out how hard to slam the door to get it closed. I keep getting the door is...
11-02-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,565
Posted By dunderhi

I'm not a big fan, but I wouldn't say it's...

I'm not a big fan, but I wouldn't say it's dreadful. It doesn't look that bad in person. I'd just prefer the cleaner Euro look. ;)

My past two BMWs (650, M6) had 360 surround systems, but with...
11-02-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,565
Posted By dunderhi

Surround view is an option on the European G500.

Surround view is an option on the European G500.
11-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,565
Posted By dunderhi

Iím not sure of what exactly you are looking for....

Iím not sure of what exactly you are looking for. There have already been a couple pictures of the gasket, which I assume is there to protect the paint. Anyway, I think a trip to the hardware store...
11-02-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,565
Posted By dunderhi

Looking through the air vent in the bumper...

Looking through the air vent in the bumper fascia, it looks like the BB is bolted directly to the front bumper. It also looks and feels like the plastic in front of the BB is removable.

...
11-01-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Here's a close up of the red marker. They both...

Here's a close up of the red marker. They both look the same.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0493_5ce72568b96cdcfefa2c19ddc23c44d458026f3e.jpg
Rear Side Marker...
11-01-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

I hadnít noticed the green image.

I hadnít noticed the green image.
11-01-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By dunderhi

The '18 G550 was listed as 5.8s for 0-60 by...

The '18 G550 was listed as 5.8s for 0-60 by MBUSA. The '19 is 375lbs lighter and has two extra gears, so it certainly won't be slower. It might be due to the soft suspension, but when I hit the gas...
11-01-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

Front sensor - not a front camera: ...

Front sensor - not a front camera:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0490_3fd1ed3c0f1efc4b6c7214800969b242d106eaec.jpg
Front Sensor
11-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

Here's what you get instead of a 360 camera under...

Here's what you get instead of a 360 camera under the sideview mirror:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0484_633ca6e50e7914104b446c0c074b21f3e0678edd.jpg
MB...
11-01-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

Sorry to say it is not standard or even an option...

Sorry to say it is not standard or even an option at this point in time. :eek:

Below are the views that I can see:...
11-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

It is standard on the G550. ...

It is standard on the G550.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0488_3c8f6b351988c96e57c6823dc42ffd81e9837a30.jpg
Burmester
10-31-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By dunderhi

I agree with the plenty of power (for most uses),...

I agree with the plenty of power (for most uses), but the AMG should have stronger brakes. If one has any off-roading ambitions, then installing MT tires will probably negate the stronger brakes due...
10-31-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By dunderhi

If I were to stay in Maryland where the roads are...

If I were to stay in Maryland where the roads are smooth, the G63 would have a much stronger appeal to me, but I plan to move to Pennsylvania where the roads aren’t that smooth and the off-roading...
10-31-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By dunderhi

I was waiting for the off-road segment with the...

I was waiting for the off-road segment with the G63, but it didnít happen.

Does your dealer have any G63 allocations available? When I was shopping back in July, dealers only had wait lists,...
10-31-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By dunderhi

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-31-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By dunderhi

I don’t see anything in the Mercedes Me Connect...

I don’t see anything in the Mercedes Me Connect App that has to do with parking.

My order sheet lists EZ7 Parking package with rear view camera. Hope this helps.
10-31-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By dunderhi

I think it is standard on the G550. I know it...

I think it is standard on the G550. I know it has an auto-park function, but I need to verify the iPhone part.
10-30-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Yeah, I think itís olive also. I just need a few...

Yeah, I think itís olive also. I just need a few minutes at the computer to shrink one of the pics I took today, before I can update my sig.
10-30-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

G550 kind of sounds like a C63, so that seems...

G550 kind of sounds like a C63, so that seems appropriate. Any confusion will be cleared up once proper tires are installed. I just need to figure how big I can go and still fit in my garage.
10-30-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By dunderhi

I strongly encourage anyone thinking about an ELW...

I strongly encourage anyone thinking about an ELW to visit the Extended Warranty Discussions forum: https://mbworld.org/forums/extended-warranty-discussions-191

I started to solicit quotes and...
10-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

That is correct. The DOG states that the L5B flat...

That is correct. The DOG states that the L5B flat bottom steering wheel is not available with 8xx leathers.
10-30-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By dunderhi

My G550 doesn't have any locking lug bolts.

My G550 doesn't have any locking lug bolts.
10-30-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Yes. The 14 spoke wheels and the flat bottom...

Yes. The 14 spoke wheels and the flat bottom steering wheel should be the most recognizable features. The brakes and fenders are a bit harder to recognize.
10-30-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

That's what I've been thinking. The dealer was...

That's what I've been thinking. The dealer was surprised when the G showed up on Saturday.
10-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Following my day 2 of ownership tradition; the...

Following my day 2 of ownership tradition; the badges are removed. Also part of the tradition, my wife rolls her eyes and tells me not to touch her car.
...
10-30-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

No, I usually buy matching paint from DrColochip...

No, I usually buy matching paint from DrColochip and touch up when needed.
10-30-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

The G in its natural habitat ...

The G in its natural habitat


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/c476a5e4_b535_4889_8964_b8fce6060d01_1dc4f09b5c1904570f0e4e01ec2b28f8aeb66bf7.jpeg
No pavement here...
10-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

A few more pics ...

A few more pics


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/ee06fad0_81ea_4745_afc1_87da5704c88e_4048081fe046153fe1f0ebbe5f9143581fa55f6d.jpeg
With a little bit of sun

...
10-30-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dunderhi

Ď18 G550 (4.0L) 13/14 í18 G63 (5.5L) 12/15 ...

Ď18 G550 (4.0L) 13/14
í18 G63 (5.5L) 12/15

The Ď19ís will both have similar 4.0L engines, so the G63 will likely be the same or slightly worse. I donít think the EPA testing includes max...
10-30-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By dunderhi

I measure the bolt pattern to be 5x130. The...

I measure the bolt pattern to be 5x130.

The spec on my wheels/tires are 275/50R20 on 8.5J x 20 ET32.
10-29-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I was hoping to take a side-by-side pic while at...

I was hoping to take a side-by-side pic while at the dealership, but the other G left before I finished the paperwork.
10-29-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I went went the black 201 leather, piano black...

I went went the black 201 leather, piano black trim, and deleted the red belts and stitching. Basically, I tried to make the interior black and silver only. I figured the G is flashy enough without...
10-29-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

A pair of black or chrome 2x2 plugs wouldn’t look...

A pair of black or chrome 2x2 plugs wouldn’t look out of place on a ruck with hood mounted running lights; just my opinion of course. :)

P.S. I did take a look at the Euro G bumper and I...
10-29-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

Lastly, those controversial ďS ClassĒ wheels came...

Lastly, those controversial ďS ClassĒ wheels came with a surprising feature...
...
10-29-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

BTW, I swear it is green, Well it will be in the...

BTW, I swear it is green, Well it will be in the sunlight.
...
10-29-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I picked her up today! My initial thought is...

I picked her up today! My initial thought is that the AMG package exhaust note is pretty aggressive. If I didnít know better, I would think it was a true AMG. It sounds a lot like a C63 that I...
10-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dunderhi

The 2019 G550 EPA numbers are...

13 City / 17 Highway & 14 Combined

The Greenhouse Gas Rating is 1 out of 10 and Smog Rating is 3 out of 10.

At least my G is Emerald Green, so I could still claim that itís a ďgreen vehicle.Ē...
10-29-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

I don’t understand why it would be difficult to...

I don’t understand why it would be difficult to cover up the holes. They holes look to be about 2”x2”. The Euro G’s covers look like they would work to me, but any plug of the appropriate...
10-29-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,602
Posted By dunderhi

It doesnít touch the grill. ...

It doesnít touch the grill.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/f40c64f3_b10c_42e8_8d48_dd23488b5150_70253bf16f1f4fa9c521bc45c740e3c6cc5ab11c.jpeg
Bullbar
10-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By dunderhi

He called it hyacinth red which is cardinal red...

He called it hyacinth red which is cardinal red in the U.S.
10-28-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By dunderhi

This looks to be a 2019 G550 in Desert Sand with...

This looks to be a 2019 G550 in Desert Sand with the AMG and Night packages.

...
10-28-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By dunderhi

I suspect most of the G550s that you have seen...

I suspect most of the G550s that you have seen online have been equipped with the AMG Package. The easiest way to identify the package is the 14 spoke S class style wheels. Iíll find out how loud...
10-27-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

I asked my dealer if he photographed the wrong...

I asked my dealer if he photographed the wrong car (they also got a black G). He assures me that it is emerald green. Iíll find out when I pick it up on Monday. :nix:
10-27-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

What a G Class truly needs is proper go anywhere...

What a G Class truly needs is proper go anywhere at anytime tires. This will be my first mod. After that, the bull bar will probably be removed. The wheels will probably stay. It is a Mercedes...
10-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,732
Posted By dunderhi

2019 G550 reached the dealer

I havenít selected a delivery date, but my G has arrived at my Baltimore area dealer.

...
10-26-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,998
Posted By dunderhi

Looking good. :y Just in time for...

Looking good. :y

Just in time for Halloween, it looks like your G might be haunted. :rolf:
10-24-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,998
Posted By dunderhi

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

Range Rover? Nope, not even a remote...

Range Rover? Nope, not even a remote consideration. The GLS does have decent cup holders, but it lacks the modern integrated cockpit of the new G. Yes, the next generation of G owner is here. We want...
10-23-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,071
Posted By dunderhi

Filling the holes left by the bull bar should be...

Filling the holes left by the bull bar should be as easy as finding the MB part number for the covers that comes standard on the European Gís that donít have the bull bar installed in the first place.
10-23-2018, 09:58 AM
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Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

Oops, I must have missed the two easily...

Oops, I must have missed the two easily accessible integrated cup holders for the front seat passengers in the G63. :eek:
10-23-2018, 08:39 AM
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Views: 12,071
Posted By dunderhi

I really doubt the bull bar is a US DOT...

I really doubt the bull bar is a US DOT requirement, but more likely an MBUSA marketing requirement. Since the MB Star has gotten so big, itís probably pretty hard not to cover up some portion. ...
10-22-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

Meh. Iíd still go with a Ď19 550. What attracts...

Meh. Iíd still go with a Ď19 550. What attracts buyers to the Ď19s isnít fixed by AMGís tweaks to the Ď18.
10-22-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

Yeah, G550ís are starting to show up at Cars.com...

Yeah, G550ís are starting to show up at Cars.com at MSRP. Iíll find out tomorrow if my dealer reconsidered their position, so there could be another G550 available if they choose poorly.
10-22-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

My credit union approved me for $125k at 1.99%...

My credit union approved me for $125k at 1.99% for 7 years. I doubt Iíll use such a long term, but itís nice to have a low minimum payment if other needs demand cash flow. Unfortunately, membership...
10-20-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By dunderhi

My G550 will reach Baltimore today, but my dealer...

My G550 will reach Baltimore today, but my dealer told me about a $10k market adjustment just yesterday. We agreed on MSRP, so I wonít pay the additional markup. If they choose to hold their...
10-19-2018, 06:11 PM
10-18-2018, 03:09 PM
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Views: 1,426
Posted By dunderhi

It left on the 8th and will arrive in Baltimore...

It left on the 8th and will arrive in Baltimore on the 20th.
10-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dunderhi

My G is just off the coast of Nova Scotia on a...

My G is just off the coast of Nova Scotia on a Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship. It shipped out of Amsterdam. Unfortunately, you can no longer search via VIN. Your dealer will need to tell you which ship...
10-18-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By dunderhi

My order sheet lists U.S. MSRP at $124,500. The...

My order sheet lists U.S. MSRP at $124,500. The brush guard is listed as standard equipment for my September build.
10-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

They didn’t mention pricing, but I had the...

They didn’t mention pricing, but I had the impression that the bidding didn’t start until after it arrived. I assume the gotta have it factor will be really high if you could actually touch it. They...
10-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Adding on: One dealer told me that their first...

Adding on: One dealer told me that their first G63 was inbound unsold so they can put it up for bidding. I guess that way, the customerís will have a larger role in paying way over retail. :nix:
10-17-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Sounds like great timing for my G. It reaches...

Sounds like great timing for my G. It reaches the port in three days. Maybe, I’ll get to turn in my rental two weeks early. I always like a day that starts off with good news. :y
10-16-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 72,270
Posted By dunderhi

Yeah, it kind of puts my three month wait into...

Yeah, it kind of puts my three month wait into perspective. No more complaints here, despite picking up my second crappy rental car for another one month rental.
10-14-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,469
Posted By dunderhi

Yeah, I had a ďshop carĒ a bunch of years ago. It...

Yeah, I had a ďshop carĒ a bunch of years ago. It soured me on that brand and never bought one again.

If you have some free time, please check out the video below. Ignoring the G65-specific...
10-13-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,469
Posted By dunderhi

If you loved the ‘16, you’ll probably love the...

If you loved the ‘16, you’ll probably love the ‘18 too. Have driven the ‘18 G63? How does it compare to your G550?
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