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Old 17th May 2008, 14:11   #16
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what i want to know is how the 4matic got converted to rhd? AFAIK the 4matic is only in lhd and mb had problems in 4matic if converted to rhd. the market in rhd wasnt big enough to put in the amount of cash required to develop 4matic for rhd.
The LHD problem is only for GLK, not for any other models. It's not that its 4matic is not avaialable on RHD, but the compact form of the 4matic in GLK wasn't feasible assuming a low demand for it in RHD market. But the feedback from RHD market when the Vision GLK was debuted on last Detriot Show made the M-B rethink their plan.
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Great report. Massive car but i seem to find a ton of better options...
A friend of mine has also ordered a silver GL with Biege interior for his wife..
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Hanmust- I studied in Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi.I have been in their VW toureq ,Merc etc but not this one. I dont know why they didnt opt for black or white as those colours would have been a lot more appealing.There is an RR in Thrissur.MH reg ** 3333.
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Hanmust- I studied in Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi.I have been in their VW toureq ,Merc etc but not this one. I dont know why they didnt opt for black or white as those colours would have been a lot more appealing.There is an RR in Thrissur.MH reg ** 3333.
Its owned by the people who does those rituals to remove bad luck and stuff. They even have an accord.
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were they having a LC white?Because another group of the same nature owned a LC.
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Hanmust- I studied in Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi.I have been in their VW toureq ,Merc etc but not this one. I dont know why they didnt opt for black or white as those colours would have been a lot more appealing.There is an RR in Thrissur.MH reg ** 3333.
Ok, I too prefer black & white over silver. But the new Iridium silver of Merc is better than that of brilliant silver it had earlier. The MH regn RR in Thrissur, if its black, then I guess it is the one which was for sale with a dealer.

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were they having a LC white?Because another group of the same nature owned a LC.
Ya, they are still having the LC, the 2007 edition.
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Ok, Can you tell me the diff between the new silver and the older one.Jsut asking because I dont know.Yes,the RR Iam talking about is a black one. There is also a Jaguar S type in Thrissur.
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Ok, Can you tell me the diff between the new silver and the older one.Jsut asking because I dont know.Yes,the RR Iam talking about is a black one. There is also a Jaguar S type in Thrissur.

The new Iridium silver is lighter than that of brilliant silver, hence the new one feel more fresh & clean. Where are the brillian silver was little more greyish & normally look a dark espcially in shade.
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Spotted this GL320 CDI near Sion. I think the car is quite a looker, atleast up front. Pretty huge too.

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Hanmust Missed this thread ultra cool Review/Test drive i must say, saw the same car from Ernakulam was simply awestruck due to the size and i thought RR and Q7 were big .
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Nice review.But IMHO the styling is more in terms of an estate.Even the tail gate looks estate rather than macho SUV. The G wagon is more up the SUV alley!
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Hanmust my family friend in Bombay owns the Black GL420 cdi. i would be doing a photo shoot of the car with the ML320 cdi when i am in Bombay next.

i found this report of the GL420 cdi compared against the Range Rover TDV8

http://benzinsider.com/2006/12/
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Hey there, nice review, indeed. The trump card of this vehicle is the adjustable third row of seats which can easily accomodate two six-footers. It seems you wanted something premium. In that case, this is a good choice. Otherwise, we would be surprised by bypassing the Land Cruiser for the GL.
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It seems you wanted something premium. In that case, this is a good choice. Otherwise, we would be surprised by bypassing the Land Cruiser for the GL.
Land Cruiser or Range Rover, Hanmust Swears by Mercedes , He just can't help himself
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Awesome report and what a beauty from M-B!!! Good job Hanmust!!
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