2003 G-Class

Consumer Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

$24,098 - $45,198  MSRP Range
2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

5 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.6 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

I've got what I wanted.

by MacFantastix from Beautiful, green part of New Jersey on Thu May 18 2006

Trying to buy a 320CDI for my wife proved to be my lucky day. Returning from testing the CDI, I saw my next car. I instantly knew that I had to have it: a G-500 Gelaendewagen. I had never driven a vehicle that had another 12" of headroom after I had sat down in it. All switches and dials perfectly located within reach. The cup holder is one strange device. I have never seen one looking more like an afterthought than this thing. The Germans say that they don't have them because, once they are behind the wheel of a car, they focus on driving and don't need to drink designer water. But they have "Autobahns" and we don't. We have to have refreshments, or do we? Then there is the executive basketball net in the passender footwell. What on earth is that supposed to be? Even my sales rep couldn't answer that one. Then I drove it. Its interior elegance and luxory are amazing. The outside is, well, like a wrestler gone Hollywood. Everybody stares at this vehicle. Hard acceleration makes this vehicle roar, really roar out loud. Really made the sounds of a really capable, really big and really fast vehicle. Just what I had always wanted. I am one happy guy. My wife still hasn't got her CDI. Oh, well.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

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5 out of 5 stars

WOW

by G-wagon "G" G-55 from AZ on Thu Feb 26 2009

This is a rock solid bullet that turns corners as well as it turns heads. Looks like no other car out there and thats becuase you won't find more than a thousand in the USA. 200 hundred a year for 5 years from what I understand, if its on a new lot its just a 2007 with clever signage but the G-55 is not in production.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

For two weeks I'm a movie star

by Rev Boy from Michigan on Sun Feb 04 2007

a good friend loaned the car to me while away. Have been driving her in the harshest michigan winter. love the heated seats. They are fast and very warm. She handles the slick roads and snow drifts no problem. She feels very "manly". Everytime I put on turn signal I hit the cruise control by mistake. That seems a safety issue. Would need a course in all the controls. Need a co-pilot to operate climate, radio etc. I heard she is bullet proof. Is that so? Kids think she's pretty cool. It's been a treat driving her, although I don't think I could afford the gas over the long haul. It I had the cash, I'd buy her over other similar styel cars although I think she is in a class by herself.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

2003 Mercedes-Benz G500

by Jlang from Acworth, GA on Wed Feb 08 2017

Great car for the value point! Had a reliable and bulletproof motor, transmission, and drivetrain is solid! You can easily tell that the quality of even the older G-Wagens is of top notch craftsmanship. These are going up in value and now is definelty the time to buy one!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

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5 out of 5 stars

The Most Fun I've Had is with this car

by Gwagon from Henderson, NV on Sat Mar 18 2017

This car is so much fun to drive. Definitely an eye turner every where I take it. It's also a very hard to find truck. Here is your chance to own it for a fraction of the price. Looks just just a 2017 one. Very minor changes between them.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Our Take on the 2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

"You going camping, Grandpa?" asked granddaughter Ashley when she surveyed the '03 Mercedes-Benz G500, or what's known in Europe as the Gelaendewagen, resting in the driveway, a vehicle with a roof so tall it looks like a two-story SUV.

While looking more like a motor home than a sport-utility, the Mercedes M-Class sized G500 is one of those tres chic trappings of the celebrity crowd.

People magazine regulars Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt each reportedly own one, and Governor-select Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly owns two.

That's reportedly because Mercedes, which markets the G500, said it protects the privacy of its owners and doesn't release names.

While Schwarzenegger is a well... Read More