Buying a used car is more complex than purchasing a new one, if you purchase the right vehicle, you can save a good amount of money, but if you are unlucky, you might end up wasting your investment somehow. This article is for those who want to purchase a used G-Wagen, but don’t know how to pick the right one.
The vehicle has become somewhat of a status symbol today, but it’s a lot more than that and if you are careful with your selection, it would be your best investment.
If you have enough money to spend on a luxurious off-roader, but don’t want to buy Land Rover Defender like many people are doing these days, then you should consider its closest rival. The vehicle has not evolved as much as the Defender in its 41-year life cycle, but the off-roader is a brilliant vehicle and has managed to align refinement with ruggedness like the Defender could not. Today, our focus will be on models before 2018, because post-2018 models are different entirely and would be more expensive as well.
There are a lot of mentionable things about the G-Wagen, but we would start with how little it has changed over the years. Volkswagen Beetle has seen more changes than this vehicle, you can get a 1990 model, work it up a little and your friends would believe, you have purchased the latest model. This is one of the best things about the vehicle, some things shouldn’t change much, in other words, they should carry the original touch. But, don’t get the impression that these are cheap vehicles, A low-spec 1992 model can cost up to £16,986, whereas a low-mileage 1987 vehicle can cost up to £19,979. Why the 1987 model would cost more than the 1992 model is because the former looks like a new G63.
The less expensive vehicles have also less repair-cost, but they might need modification more than often. You might need an expert view regarding engine, bodywork, suspension, and interior. The vehicle is not fast or frugal but could be very comfortable to drive.
Examine the vehicle carefully and must get a second opinion before making a purchase. The most important thing is, you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money on repairs and modifications. If the car is highly modified and used only on-road, only then you should consider paying a higher amount.