Thirty years is a long time in the automotive industry, especially when you consider that many of the vehicle nameplates you see today weren’t around then. Some weren’t even around 10 years ago. But one vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or Geländewagen as it’s affectionately called in its homeland, has been around since then, since 1979 in fact.
Sadly, the military-grade Mercedes-Benz G-Class is soon to meet its demise
, but that doesn’t mean that the last year of its model run should be avoided.
The G Wagon is unique in that it still uses a body-on-frame design with no less than three fully locking differentials underneath its gown.
The vehicle also comes with a luxurious interior, powerful V-8 engines and horrendous fuel economy--11/15 mpg city/highway--which is hard to come by these days, even for a full-size SUV.
The other oddity is that pricing for this beast starts at $104,000, making this the most expensive SUV on the market. Its only real...