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Hi from Melbourne Australia

grenadierboy

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waiting....waiting....waiting...like everyone else for a shiny new Grenadier.

It will replace my old MB Gelandewagon (1983 230GE - see below).
She was reliable, functional, practical & totally authentic. 
However, she was from a different era and very under powered. Either fully laden or towing where I wasn't on flat tarmac or gravel roads was way too slow.

What will I use the Grenadier for:
Regular off-road trips (for camping, hiking, fishing) to non-remote locations , often towing a small light weight camping trailer; 220km round trip twice a month (partly on gravel roads) to a second house;
City driving.
No extreme 4x4 driving.

Yet to decide whether diesel or petrol (but leaning towards petrol).

           





 

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Wow! Nice Puch ?. I have a 1997 300TD myself (image attached) and absolutely love it. It’s got decent power for being my DD and travel/ touring truck. I also take it to pretty hard 4 wheeling destinations. The Grenadier will definitely be a modern interpretation of of the G for me. Being designed by Magna it’s very very similar in its underpinning and mindset. 
 

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Lovely G mate, I'd struggle to sell that if it were me!
 

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Yes. The W460's are very well made, solid and dependable.
Their lack of speed needs to be viewed in the context of the era they were initially designed.
Back in the 60's & 70's, trucks and off road vehicles were built to travel very slowly by today's standards.

I love the red colour.
 

emax

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The disadvantage of the 300GD was at the same time it's advantage: no turbo and little performance on one hand but simple and reliable engine on the other hand.

88HP from a 3 liter motor is tractor like. Lasts forever.
 

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Vehicle power output is like TV size. 
I try to explain to my children, now in their 30's,, that I saved up to purchase a 32 inch TV. 
I remember our entire family, cousins and all, going to my uncles house to see his German colour TV. 
Now anything under 550NM is boring. 
 
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