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I’m looking to purchase my first G500 or G55! I was looking at the 03-04 G55s (No 2005s in my area) and the 07-08 G500s but I read both models in those specific years have transmission issues. I haven’t seen anything on the forums about anyone having issues but I read the 7 speed transmissions are very unreliable. I’m looking to get one with a little under 100K miles so can anyone give me advice on a good year?
 

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Those of us who own them feel that the pre-MBUSA 2000 G500 from Europa Int'l is the best. Manual Transfer Case and fewer of the electronic features that are really not necessary in a G.
 

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Well I have a 2002 and it has been great..seems 2002 to 2005 are about the same, as DUTCH stated the pre 2000 or 2001 W463's seem to have less electronics to take a dump....good luck on finding one though.

Granted some of the electronics on my W463 also are the same a W203 C-Class cars so some electronics can be found cheap.

Some of late model ones loose some cool features like using the lockers in higher speeds......sucks if you are in wide open back country snow like I have been.
 

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Hello,
I’m looking to purchase my first G500 or G55! I was looking at the 03-04 G55s (No 2005s in my area) and the 07-08 G500s but I read both models in those specific years have transmission issues. I haven’t seen anything on the forums about anyone having issues but I read the 7 speed transmissions are very unreliable. I’m looking to get one with a little under 100K miles so can anyone give me advice on a good year?
Go for the G55 with the supercharger. I just bought a 2003 G55, few electrical issues here and there but overall its alright, previous owner did a number on it so asides that its a good vehicle. I'd shoot for a 2004 G55, 2005 if you can go out of your way to get one with the supercharger.
 

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Im asking the same question. It's January 2019. I want to purchase a used G-Wagon. What model of W463 has the lowest maintenance issues, and what is the maximum mileage I should get? Thank for anyone's help.
 

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Im asking the same question. It's January 2019. I want to purchase a used G-Wagon. What model of W463 has the lowest maintenance issues, and what is the maximum mileage I should get? Thank for anyone's help.
Where are you located. My 2000 G500 NMLE is for sale in Atlanta, GA.
 
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