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Old 12-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #41
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The camo G that you posted is incredible looking.
Yeah it's the Australian army flavor, a lot of guys model their builds after it. I certainly plan to, though I might not do a forest camo.











Considering how much vehicle you get they really aren't that bad for the 40-50k they cost to build up.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #42
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there's something really badass about a capable vehicle that looks like that on the outside and this on the inside
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #43
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Yeah it's the Australian army flavor, a lot of guys model their builds after it. I certainly plan to, though I might not do a forest camo.


Considering how much vehicle you get they really aren't that bad for the 40-50k they cost to build up.
Is this before or after the B8 S4 DD

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there's something really badass about a capable vehicle that looks like that on the outside and this on the inside
The interior is clean, but nothing too special, don't you think? Chris Harris also seemed pretty lukewarm on the whole vehicle.
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No it's nothing spectacular but considering what the vehicle can do off road I wouldn't expect a whole lot of amenities.
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Is this before or after the B8 S4 DD
Oh this is way later, it'll have to come after I get a home capable of housing this menagerie of vehicles.

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No it's nothing spectacular but considering what the vehicle can do off road I wouldn't expect a whole lot of amenities.
Yeah you don't want anything too fancy, assuming you use the vehicle the way it was actually intended and offroad it, you don't want to get mud and dirt all over some snazzy seats.

However the AMG interior is pretty gorgeous,
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Yes. Road & Track is a new gig for me--they've got a new editor and we have mutual friends--but I've written for magazines of all kinds, ranging from Maxim to Rolling Stone to the New York Times Magazine. I've also written several books.
Cool. Say hello to Peter Egan if you meet him. I love that guy's work.
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anybody badmouthing the gelandewagen is either an uninformed teenager or an idiot. even if you're a bmw brand whore you have to give credit when it's due. this car is a beast.
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Yeah you don't want anything too fancy, assuming you use the vehicle the way it was actually intended and offroad it, you don't want to get mud and dirt all over some snazzy seats.

However the AMG interior is pretty gorgeous,
It smells better than it looks. So much leather it's like a cow exploded in there.
But the best part is the doors. Unbelievably solid. I could just stand there and open and close them. Nothing else like them.

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I don't work in the office--and neither does Peter--but I'm a huge fan, and I can't wait to say hello for myself. I got to spend some time with the great Sam Posey for the Fitch story, and I was like a 12-year old girl with One Direction in town.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #49
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I was always a fan of the G-Wagon. Could never own an SUV as a DD though. I hate large vehicles, especially with high center of gravity. However, if someone handed me the keys and said "it's yours" I'd find a way to look past all of that
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No it's nothing spectacular but considering what the vehicle can do off road I wouldn't expect a whole lot of amenities.
The counterpoint to that is the Range Rover. I bet the normal full-sized RR is more capable offroad than the AMG version of the G wagon, and look at its interior.



I can't think of any situation where the G63 is the best option. It isn't really superior at anything. It masquerades as a functionalist vehicle but the AMG version is anything but.
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I don't think the G63 even makes the pretense of being "functional" at least as an on-road vehicle.
But it's stylish and fun, and that counts for a lot on a forum where most of us drive cars that are a good bit less functional, and a whole lot more fun, than a Honda Civic.
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