Stock lockers are decent. Axles are at least half decent. Used in trials rigs as well as some Formula Offroad rigs over here.It had three buttons for front, middle, and rear - lockers?
Control arms and axles seemed kind of wimpy, is that an issue for such a heavy vehicle?
You can get most parts for most Mercedes at Rock Auto.I've never heard a bad word about them, window regulators etc... sounds like pretty typical 20 year old car shit to me. Nice thing about a Benz is parts are easy to come by and the higher end MB is usually dealer serviced and fixed when it breaks at least till it gets to the 3rd-4th owner.
If whatever you are buying was worth it, you would be okay paying cash.Paying that much cash at once is not my cup of tea. Cash reserves (not that I have that much) are good, and so is your credit. You got your ways, I got mine, which have been working for me. Dont want to spin this off into a finance thread, but you have to use it to build it, and building mine has proved very useful
Let's derail this shit, I will 100% disagree.financing one that is a decade + old, from any angle, is stupid.
mechanically inept and your only daily drive, a $20k G-wagon with a decade or two of use is a shit option if you are the type that needs to finance :flipoff2:G wagon is on the list of shit to own. Luxury suv with solid axles and a v8, sign me up.
Let's derail this shit, I will 100% disagree.
Your only daily driver and mechanically inept? Sure, you may run into some issues. People also think vehicles arent an investment and a liability.
Before I had the capital built up, I would finance trucks to flip. But I also have a good relationship with my local bank and they would give me the cash to go buy it, then I would give them the title to hold. Fix, drive for however long, sell for $5k profit. So I lost a few hundred in interest, but I made up for it on the backside.
I'm not up to date on G wagon values and demand in southern California, but anything is possible. I've picked up some vehicles cheap because the some old person listed it in the thrifty nickel, and knows fuck all what's it's worth. Or old folks die and their retarded kids get the vehicle and want quick cash.mechanically inept and your only daily drive, a $20k G-wagon with a decade or two of use is a shit option if you are the type that needs to finance :flipoff2:
There is no way in hell you are buying a $20k 10-20 year old G-wagon to fix/flip with enough headroom to justify financing it. you surely aren't going to be able to fix it and profit $5k on the thing
in 20 years, i'll buy one from you then :beer:I'm not up to date on G wagon values and demand in southern California, but anything is possible. I've picked up some vehicles cheap because the some old person listed it in the thrifty nickel, and knows fuck all what's it's worth. Or old folks die and their retarded kids get the vehicle and want quick cash.
Old people love keeping luxury cars for 15 years and not driving them. Theres a local 55+ retirement community (basically it's own town with 13k-ish people) that's a gold mine for clean decade+ old mercedes :flipoff2: when its 100k new, buying for 20k and selling for 30k isnt out of line.
Happened to my uncle. Had a cherry 2002 cummins 2wd with 100k. In his 80s and basically just drove it to the local place for morning coffee. He sold it to some coffee bullshitters kid for $3000. The ENTIRE family was pissed at him. That was the point he was no longer allowed/in charge of his own finances.old people, :laughing: my grandma has a MINT 1998 Honda prelude. she is in her late 80's now and is finally at a stage in life that a 2 door sporty car is no longer appealing :rasta: I don't have a place to keep it or a use for it, but i'm just hoping I can keep her from giving it away :laughing:
Its called leverage. I used my credit cards to buy equipment and start a business - 0% apr for 12-18 months, better than a small business loan thats impossible to get here even with a high apr. Nothing to do with privilege, I DD a 20 year old dakota with an unpainted hood and non existent clear coat - privileged I am not.Credit score= finance companies make money
What a great PR racket, convince people they need to spend more so they feel privileged to spend more.