Tag: 406

By on May 18, 2016

Unimog U900 back U1500 front, Image: © 2016 Kamil Kaluski/The Truth About Cars

The UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät, better known as the Unimog, is a portal-axle-equipped toy for the super-wealthy — or that’s what most people think, thanks to it often pictured as a luxury camper van in the depths of the wild. But all over the world, Unimogs spend their lives doing the kind of work they were designed to do in construction, railroad, utilities, fire departments, agriculture, and non-combat military. Overland expeditions, ironically, were the one function for which they were not originally conceived.

The truth is that anyone can buy a used Unimog for a reasonable amount of money. In fact, my friend and 24 Hours of Lemons teammate Mike owns two. That’s right; my teammate owns not one, but two Unimogs! That blew my mind, because, seriously, how often do you even see a Unimog anywhere, never mind know a man who owns two?

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Da Coyote: Given my experience with my Mercedes and its constant electrical problems, I’ll take a bye, thank...
  • redgolf: “What’s the alternative? Biden standing in front of the Ren Cen throwing chips at GM executives like...
  • Crashdaddy430: I’m really much more interested in the brand of chewing gum that you chew when you’re testing the cars.
  • mcs: @JeffS: Some manufacturers have already been reducing their chip count to cut costs using custom logic. You...
  • MoDo: Was Stella not going to build their own batteries (and plants?) This ACC tie up may be short term. And Daimler...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber