I am realizing now that my current garage set-up is just repeat versions of past cars I have owned, but better.
My once Blu Glauco Performante is now a modified Performante Spyder, my once Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is now a fully modified coupe, and my once base model old 2013 black G63 is now a high spec’d 2015 G63 in white.
You may have heard me say before that I am not actually a huge fan of the G-Wagon, but my mind has changed a little bit after owning my new one.
When Mercedes-Benz built the G63 they wanted it to be their rough-and-tough SUV that the everyday person could use to take kids to school or put groceries in the back, but they made it almost too rugged.
I know they are military trucks at heart, but I am not trying to feel like I am in battle as I drive across the interstate on a Monday morning.
The 2013-2014 G63’s have the driving experience of a Jeep Wrangler except you pay double the price and the roof and doors don’t come off. But for 2015 and beyond, Mercedes-Benz listened to the consumers and fixed the transmission to give the drive a more relaxed feel.
While I await my newly ordered 2019 G63, I wanted to make sure that I gave the 2015 a good effort as the new tweaks do make a significant difference if you are in the market.
The new transmission and ECU are enough to domesticate the G63 just enough to help keep its off-road tough attitude, but allow for a better driving experience on an everyday basis.
I personally really like the design, but hated the drive on the previous car. Values have also recently fallen to sub 100s on low mileage 15 cars making them a better bargain than others.
Its going to be interesting to see how the new market on the new 2019 G63 with its full redesigned look changes the market on these older ones as it seems the new G63 may attract a very different audience.
You can bet that every movie director and actor in LA will own one, but it doesn’t automatically mean that it will tank the previous model especially when early models are bringing in as much as $30K over sticker.
Using our Exotic Car Hacks Part Deux strategies, we have been able to secure two of them, but I wouldn’t yet disregard the 2015 and 2016 as older non-worthy models.
If you haven’t yet understood why the G63 is the best value holding SUV on the market, simply refer back to our lessons.