Dr S wrote:
Sorry to get your day off to a bad start Andy but your G won't be tax exempt next year. Exemption from road fund duty is not on a rolling basis as is only for vehicles built before 31st December 1972.
G wagons are a really cool machine if it makes you feel any better!
It wouldn't be tax exempt for you guys in the UK, but here it is implemented on a rolling 25 year system
So I still have something to look forward to - and you haven't spoilt my day !
And yes - they are pretty cool machines (especially the 460/461 series, the more basic, part-time 4WD version).
I could never understand the criticisms of the "military styling" - that's what they were originally designed for, after all (thanks to the Shah of Iran), not as they became with the 463 versions with colour coded grills, walnut trim, electronic everything.
A few years ago we spent some time on the Greek island of Samos.
G-Wagen heaven !! Rag top, truck cab, SWB, LWB , 6X6 - you name it, the Greek army has every version possible (mostly built under license in Thessaloniki) and all of course in camo paint - which is how they look best IMHO.
BTW - The photo is taken just as you start to get up into the hills about a mile from my place - you can just see the outline of the Mull of Galloway on the horizon.