Query Workshop in Nice - France?

G300CDI

New member
Hi,
Does anybody have a good recommendation for a english spoken workshop knowing w460/w461's in the Nice / France area?

Regards
Walt
 

Capo

Happy Camper
If you are looking for a rebuild Entdecker is four hours away, in Lugano, could be worth the drive. They also have some interesting lose gear that could be worth the drive. If you take the beautiful Route Napoleon you will also get a magnificent drive with lots of off-roading possibilities along the way?
 
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G300CDI

New member
Hi, thanks answer. I'm planning to drive down my 300GD and leave it there in order to use it as holiday car (live in Stockholm).
My idea was to find a reliable (English speaking) G-wagen workshop, but also to find a affordable long term parking not to far away from Nice airport.
Unfortunately I can't stay away to long from my work, so during short periods I would like to explore south of Europe in style:)
 

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Capo

Happy Camper
Good!

I am Swedish. My uncle lives in Nice. I'll check with what he knows.

I have tried leaving cars at the airport and let me tell you I'm giving it up. I've got a car at the shipyard which maintains my gaff ketch in Göteborg, another car at Åre AirPort when snowmobiling, I have a standby hunting 4x4 Navara in Spain and believe me, it doesn't work. It's a wonderful and extravagant idea in theory but it's a prison. The last two trips to Sweden I picked up a rental and it works like a Swiss clockwork AND it is much cheaper. I only needed a little Skoda Yeti 4x4 with a hitch to pull the trailer for the hunting recovery quad on the one trip and the snowmobile trailer on the other. With a standby car you need to organise maintenance and inspections from a distance and if that doesn't work out you need to do it yourself on your precious vacation. Then you have, tax, insurance, not to speak of DEPRECIATION! Guess what, I'm selling those vehicles. They are in fact a burden.

It's just my personal experience and I don't want to kill your idea but chances are you will fool yourself. Narrowing in your search to an English speaking mechanic, in FRANCE, for a unique car like the G is optimistic to say the least. Let alone the rig being a G300 which surely will need its TLC. Maintaining my Navara and G400 in Spain works because I'm fluent in Spanish and 100% connected in the country but it is still a nuisance dealing with it. My humble advice is to rent a 4x4 when you're off-roading around Nice. Then you rent a cheaper car for all the other days when you're not off-roading. Sell the G in question (assuming it's your second G) and every now and then you drive down with your number one G).

Just my two cents...
 
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Capo

Happy Camper
Nope,

My uncle doesn't know zip nil zero. Besides, he drives a Jag and couldn't tell a wrench from a screwdriver. He's an excellent cook however, absolutely stellar at cooking up tasty food but bl00dy useless with cars. I got a good recipe for marinating Sardinian tomatoes though.

It was worth the try nevertheless, sorry for not being of any help. He'll get back if he hears of something. I might get another recipe if anything...
 

G300CDI

New member
Hi,

Thanks a million for trying to help me and you're 100 pct correct to suggest renting something instead.
The problem is that I'm a G-wagen enthusiast and part of the idea is to drive around and explore in a oldtimer G (affordable and reliable).
Traveling back and fourth with my first car, G 300 Professional, would be to much work and time consuming.
Really appreciate your help and keep my fingers crossed that I'm lucky!

Walt
 

Capo

Happy Camper
Hi,

Thanks a million for trying to help me and you're 100 pct correct to suggest renting something instead.
The problem is that I'm a G-wagen enthusiast and part of the idea is to drive around and explore in a oldtimer G (affordable and reliable).
Traveling back and fourth with my first car, G 300 Professional, would be to much work and time consuming.
Really appreciate your help and keep my fingers crossed that I'm lucky!

Walt
Respect Walt, you really are an enthusiast!

I received good news for my G400 today. I finally found someone who will be able to homologate it in Switzerland, a real G specialist, Davide Pulzate at MaGicauto. To sum it up, I'm happy to bring a G home and you're happy to send a G abroad! It's all good!

Good luck with your adventuring by the Med. If you need a specialist there's MaGicauto in Lugano, a four hour drive in case you don't find anything closer.
 

pagoda

New member
Try putting the question to the friends of the Mercedes G club in France:

http://www.clubmbf.com/Forum/index.php

Alternatively this garage is specialised in old mercedes, mainly 1970-1990...and they are quite honest:

http://cannesetoile.jimdo.com/

They are based in Nice ( ask for Denis) ... They could sort out the parking as well, possibly...

I have plenty of mechanic addresses for Gs in Italy..

Davide, at Magicauto, is the G guru indeed
 

G300CDI

New member
Tks Capo, glad things sorted out with G400. I will definately take à trip to Lugano, stayed i Lago Maggiore area some 10 year ago and liked it alot.

More to come.
 
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