I was wondering is anyone of you out there also have a MB G-Wagen out there somewhere in Pakistan. I allways go through all the 4X4 blogs of Pakistan .. but never found one .. maybe once in a while I come accross one who was selling a skeleton of a G-Wagen with a Toyota engine. I have never understood why people replace a Mercedes Engine with a Toyota ..
I have owned this G-Wagen since 1985 and its a 1983 Model. In those early years as I was not familiar with the MB spare parts market of Pakistan so I used to buy most of the spares from Europe, they were at times costly but the biggest hassle was getting them to Pakistan. With a very limited bagage allowence it was at times impossible to carry anything by air but then there was no other choice either.
I ended up bringing a Brand New Diesel Engine and Transmission from Europe with PIA and payed them a huge amount for the Cargo .. 500 KG.
As years passed by and I found out that the MB parts were cheaper and available in Pakistan .. to my surprise some of them would cost pennies, compared to Europe. At times I would come accross New parts in Peshawer for one tenth the price and I would buy them even if I did not need them here and now. I ended up with a huge stock of parts ...
As I do not live in Pakistan so I have my G-Wagen standing in the Garage and when ever I come to Pakistan I take it out and drive around with it. Standing still it needs a lot of mainting to do ever time I want to drive around with it so its allways in perfect shape and I have never compromised with the Pakistani Ustad Short Cuts on repairs. OEM parts and my own tools and from the very start I have had only one Mechanic is is a gem of a guy and he knows my G-wagen and what we have done with it.
At times I think of selling it but never found someone as enthusiastic as myself .. someone who would own it and take care of it and not start popping Toyota parts into it and turn it into junk.
If there is someone who is interested .. please come and have a look at it and feel the ride ....
A MB G-Wagen is the Ultimate 4 X 4 Vehicle .. nothing compares to it ..... !!