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Posted: 9/29/2002 8:40:11 PM EDT
I,m interested in the mercedes unimog. They look real cool.Wouldn't mind having one for use in my buisness.in what condition are the ones being brought in the the country in. Whats the ride like? Spare parts available? where does one find an insurance for it? whats the top speed?how made variation are there? thanks
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 9:09:42 PM EDT
[url]www.carradine.net[/url] This site has a lot of pics in the postcard section if I remember. I would also like one if I ever had the funds. Collected some of the models as a kid. I always liked the late 60's through the 80's models. The new ones just don't look right to me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 9:16:30 PM EDT
Last I heard MB is actually gonna start selling them here. This was about 6 months ago all the Car mags had it in there as an official release from MB. They're gonna have all kinds af variants. I wanna drive it once!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 10:09:34 PM EDT
Used the 70s & 80s models as light infantry squad vehicles in the Danish Army in the 1980's. They are absolutely awesome! There is not other vehicle quite like it. They are amazingly versatile and rugged, but I have no idea as to the condition of the old ones being imported into the US - and I imagine maintenance and parts would be quite a tricky issue. That said, if I didn't have to save for pointless things like my retirement and other silly things like that, I would TOTALLY buy an old unimog, paint it in the old danish camo pattern, and drive around grinning like an idiot. [:D] I'm sure the new ones are nice too, but the old design just looks so much cooler to me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 10:35:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2002 10:45:58 PM EDT by GeorgiaCop]
I like the Unimogs. The Pinzgauers are cool too! [url]www.pinzgauer.org[/url] or [url]www.eurotruck-importers.com[/url] I don't have one of these but I'm saving my pennies!
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 4:09:54 AM EDT
I've seen a few in the Cheyenne area and also when I go down to Ft Collins and Loveland. Both Mogs and Pinzie's. I know that there's a place in Littleton that sells them both. Prices seem to be in the 9k to 12k range depending on type and condition. I've seen them at Jax's in Ft Collins for $9,500. I like the radiovan Unimog's.
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Link Posted: 9/30/2002 4:58:21 AM EDT
they are pretty cool, they will go anywhere you want to go, it will just take time. If you're in a hurry, the Unimog is not a vehicle for you. It is a serious off-road play toy (They are street legal) Parts are readily available as the 404 series (most common import) was used in many many countries. and yes, you can find a limited number of parts for most engine stuff at Napa.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 7:03:17 AM EDT
If you are interested in a newer (1980s/90s) Unimog, try [url]www.unimogsales.com[/url] They cover all of the importing fees and paperwork (included in the listed price). The owner is very friendly. Top speed/cruising speed of a diesel Unimog is about 45mph. The military gasoline ones are faster, but not as strong.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 7:13:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Feedingcannibal: If you are interested in a newer (1980s/90s) Unimog, try [url]www.unimogsales.com[/url] They cover all of the importing fees and paperwork (included in the listed price). The owner is very friendly.
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Link Posted: 9/30/2002 7:15:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:59:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2002 5:54:10 PM EDT by leadpoisonr]
Unimogs i dont know about. but i do know about Pinzgauers, here is a pic of mine on a recent off road trip [img]http://album.gunsnet.net/data/leadpoisonr/476_p4391.jpg[/img] these trucks are amazing off road!
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 4:33:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2002 4:34:59 PM EDT by mcbalagtas]
Check out this link [url]http://www.4x4wire.com/mercedes/nnw/intro.htm[/url] A family took a trip in Mogs from Oregon to Alaska. Lots of breaks, but a great read. Sounds like you should know your way around vehicles or you'll be paying someone to fix it a lot.
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 4:56:42 PM EDT
There is a place in Arkansas that imports those. A guy at work just got a Pinzgauer like leadpoisonrs. Not a bad deal. His had about 39,000 miles on it and he got it for 10K. They definitely draw stares. I think it will crawl up a wall if needed!
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 5:29:20 PM EDT
I think one of the firetruck variants would be a smart choice. Firemen are anal when it comes to the maintenance of their trucks. How cool would a modified all terrain crew cab firetruck be!! [img]http://www.unimog-forever.com/Classifieds/404-Van/ftv1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.unimog-forever.com/Classifieds/404-Van/ftv7.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.unimog-forever.com/Classifieds/404-Van/ftv6.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 11:21:24 PM EDT
I remember reading about those last year when Mercedes decided to start importing them officially. Apparently some models with the right rngine (big ass diesel?) are used to move locomotives in Europe!
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