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2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Available Price Range $45,540-$75,060 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 12-13 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Our Take

For 2008, Mercedes-Benz touched up the G500 — a former military vehicle — by updating interior pieces, including the instrument cluster. New taillights and hands-free communication features were also added. The G500's competitors include the Hummer H2 and Land Rover Range Rover. ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Unwieldy handling
  • Acceleration of G500
  • Cabin noise

Notable Features

  • Standard DVD navigation, bi-xenon headlights
  • Leather door grip
  • New instrument cluster
  • Serious offroad capability
  • Grand Edition models


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 3 reviews

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Offroad or City - Best SUV out there

by Jack from Potomac on December 15, 2007

Just immaculate, this car turns heads and has the power and stance to back it up. Wherever I am, one thing is guaranteed: I will be asked about this car. By far my favorite SUV, although I do wish I s... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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