High class vehicle.
This car is in excellent condition. If I sell the vehicle is because I did not used it much time. But is perfect and comfortable.
It is Great vehicle but it is a gas guzzler. Very fun. Love the ride. Lots of options. I personally would by it. Though I don't car about gas mileage.
Expensive, but has kept fun, value and exclusivity
The 2002 G 500 was the first year of importation by MBUSA. I have had mine since 2006, initially as daily driver now just for fun, it now has 105k miles, 40k when I got it. Even used, they're expensive to buy and not very practical, but the car has barely lost value or appeal, considering it's 40th anniversary is 2019. On the highways, the right tires on the huge 18inch 265R60 wheels make for a smooth ride. The V8 allows for agility, but the thing moves like a light tank and weighs as much. While everyone else's bumpers are made of plastic, there's real metal here, with matching industrial-grade frame, suspension and steering, resulting in about 14 mpg (premium gas, bitte). Annual maintenance costs me between $300-600 a year without major repairs. So far. The car tells me when it's time for oil change and maintenance. I have not had serious rust issues. Parts are easily available but expensive. The view down on the other cars is superior, but the dark tinting of the rear quarters make backing-up after dark a nightmare, since you can't see anything and there is no back-up camera or parking sensors. Which might as well, since, speaking of sensors, ABS/BAS/etc sensors are finicky and failure-prone. Same for various buttons such as power window and power seat controls, which I had replaced once only to find out that quality of the replacements matched the old ones. The front seats are very comfortable, the back is comfortable for two adults, three is cramped. A Honda Pilot is roomier. There are reading lights and seat warmers for the four outside seats. Leather is standard. It feels classy, anno 2002. The low range gears and differential locks add a sense of adventure and invincibility. The 5 inch navigation screen with its CD-ROM -it takes a set of 6 CD-ROMs to cover the whole US- and the trunk-positioned 6-CD-changer of 15 years ago reminds us how far automotive infotainment has come. The independent MB mechanic and I don't know of a way to connect my smart phone to the stereo that does not involve major surgery. It's been fun to search the on-line world for tasteful affordable OEM accessories such as mud flaps or jump seats, and there is a delightful G-wagen community out there.