Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes G-Class 4x4?
This is a large car that will have been used in urban areas so it’s worth checking the bodywork for dents and scuffs. There’s plenty of electrical equipment on board the later models, too, so it’s worth checking that all that works.
Other common problems include prop shaft failure, which will impart a heavy shuddering to the interior. Rust can be a problem around the rear tailgate and lights. As this vehicle is both an on-road and off-road vehicle, it’s worth checking to make sure the suspension springs aren’t broken. If you are hearing a loud thumping noise when driving over speed bumps or rough surfaces, it is probably caused by faulty suspension springs