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    Mastodon motors?

    There were threads on this place/guy on clubgwagen. He flat out lied to me about common issues on a Gwagon on one I was thinking about buying. A hustler and super sketchy.
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    2000 G500 Europa

    There is a long thread on this truck at ClubGWagen https://clubgwagen.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9476 I almost bought it, but the CARB sticker to get it back in California seems to be gone, so that killed the deal for me. I'm in California. I was debating the same question you posed.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    Yep. Of I forgot, his snarky email was along the lines of "thanks for the publicity". Avoid him at all costs.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    Hi All, An update on Jean at G-Mercedes. He just read the reviews and sent me a snarky email. If you are conducting long distance business, you need a certain level of trust on what a person is representing. Jean and his practices are not ones which inspire trust.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    The marque forums are gold. Tim, your remarks about unicorns are as if you hadn't been reading the posts. I wasn't looking for a trailer queen or a redone truck. To set the record straight, a mid 90's G320 has several factors which effect its price. Miles, condition, and specific maintenance...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    Thank you, All-Terrian. That is exactly where the market is. I was considering another G320 that is exactly as you described with a 140k miles. The wiring harness had been redone and upgraded. The whole truck had not been rewired. Axles had been redone. It was going to need a steering box...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    Tim, all dues respect, but I have to set the record straight. I talked with you at length about your mid 1995 463 G320 with a bit over 200K miles. I asked you specifically and directly about the wiring harness issue and if that one had been replaced. You denied that the mid 90's G's had any...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    I can say my experience with Mastadon was not good. Not as bad as Jean at G-Mercedes bait and switch, but it was a basic trust in representation issue. Mastadon had a mid 90's G320. I questioned him about the status of the wiring harness. A known issue with that era of G class and others...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    Please take a closer read. I made repeated attempts to put a deposit on it. He said it nonrefundable, so he would get me pictures. In the meantime, I was first on the list for that vehicle. It was not a matter of someone else putting in a deposit before me. Super shady.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    I'm going to post an objective review of my experience attempting to buy an older G-class 463 from Jean at G-Mercedes. I called Jean in late September and had a long discussion about the 463's he is in the business of importing from Europe. I liked his approach of finding very clean rust free...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    No. Jean and G-Mercedes were highly unprofessional and in effect quite unethical. I've been holding off posting about this. But I will post the story now.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    I'm going to post my experience with Jean at G-Mercedes in a separate thread. It was not good.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    So, in answer to the questions about Jean at G-Mercedes, my experience with him is going very badly. I'm waiting a bit for his response before I post the report here.
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    I also have the same question on members experience with Jean at g-mercedes, I've been talking with time. But also with Jean. He is importing some interesting and solid good condition gwagons.
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