Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,860
Doug- At one point there was a guy living in Santa Fe who made a good living importing and federalizing the G and charging $100K+. Mercedes put him out of business. Have not been checking how they are holding their value, but this year the local Mercedes dealership sent us a cash offer of $62K for Jan's 3 1/2 year old GL550, which really surprised me. The G is way rarer than the GL. The G is way better off-road with locking diffs, etc, but actually is kind of small inside. About the same size as our old Grand Cherokees, which unfortunately were very unreliable. The GL can carry a lot more stuff for extended fly fishing trips. They have an off-road packege for the GL 450, but not the GL 550, but it sill works as long as you stay away from deep snow.
I tried to find some more aggressive tires for it, but they are 21" and only Continental and Pirelli make tires that fit. Who would ever have thought of Z rated M&S tires, but that is what they are. As bad as Ferrari tires, too, at $375-475 each. That would put a whole set of tires on the Jeeps.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.