PLEASE READ. G Class Centre. Malvern Worcestershire

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Dear forum members.

It has come to our attention that the G Wagen centre as it now stands, is not the G Class Centre of a few years ago.

Please proceed with caution.

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If any members who may have experience with problems and are prepared to post comments about their experience either separately or in response to this post, please do.
 
Many thanks.
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mark wrote:

Dear forum members.

It has come to our attention that the G Wagen centre as it now stands, is not the G Class Centre of a few years ago.

Please proceed with caution.

Companies in the UK

 
If any members who may have experience with problems and are prepared to post comments about their experience either separately or in response to this post, please do.
 
Many thanks.

Now that's the way to keep everyone informed and safe, well done Mark and the Admin guys....

Thumbs up from me.....i hope any body out there in a position to do so, will post up with their constructive comments and findings, maybe a brave thing to do.....but everyone will appreciate it... and it's what the forum is all about...... helping each other....

Gav

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 good call by the gwoa admin team .

this information is in the public domain and putting it up on our site is the right thing to do as this situation is confusing for somebody finding the website on an internet search engine and then using this 'ltd company' in the belief that it is the business  displayed on the website as the phone number and  location are the same .

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Shouldn't this post be a sticky post so all  member can see it before it desapear ?

good post !  

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fredecosse wrote:

Shouldn't this post be a sticky post so all  member can see it before it desapear ?

good post !  

 

yes

 

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It is a sticky.

Please keep up at the back. cheeky

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what seems to be the problem mark ?

 

spill the beans mate..

 

anyone thats been naughty should be put in the open. if they are not guilty they can prove it.

 

no more cobwebs should be found on the gwoa...

 

rgds hus

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I have no beans to spill, others know far more then me.
 
What has the GWOA got to do with the G Class Centre? 
What do you mean no more cobwebs? Spill the beans. 
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Anybody got any first hand experiences they want to share?

Seems like nobody wants to talk.... indecision

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I have first hand experience!  In essence they charged a lot and fixed nothing the first time.  The next time - why did I try again! (Tim Carnell's beast) very noisy prop shaft ... told me to drive it to them, 15 miles later there was  terminal bang.  Towed it home with my petrol 460.  They collected it (expensively) rang weeks later to say they would have to strip it before finding the problem and if they did that they would not put it back together without a very expensive fix.  It was brought back from them and sold to Mark Fillan who some of you might know.  There is young guy there who is very nice (and embarrassed about the situation).  Jeff on the other hand is simply a crook.

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Thanks very much Alan.

Can you put dates to the work mentioned. 

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As I understand it "Jeff" moved on a year or two ago and the current principal is one Peter Bedford.

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Does anyone have a more recent opinion on the work done by this workshop.

I appreciate people do not want to get into detail so a simply "yes I would use them again" or "No I would not use them again" is probably the best approach.

G-Class Centre

The Workshops

Birtsmorton Court

Birtsmorton
Near Malvern
Worcestershire
WR13 6JS

Many thanks in advance.

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What work do you require doing?

Something specific or general maintenance?

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When i first got my g wagon i tried to contact the g centre

Never got a reply or an answer to the phone

From the above posts i am perhaps very lucky but i only wanted parts and no repairs so it would not of bothered me

We all make mistakes and if the propshaft repair is the only one to go by why are they in the wrong so much


They are guilty of not answering the phone and never responding to emails in my case

Please someone tell us why people should be so wary of the g centre

​With just a few hints are there any happy customers who can comment????

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g wagon g wrote:

When i first got my g wagon i tried to contact the g centre

Never got a reply or an answer to the phone

From the above posts i am perhaps very lucky but i only wanted parts and no repairs so it would not of bothered me

We all make mistakes and if the propshaft repair is the only one to go by why are they in the wrong so much


They are guilty of not answering the phone and never responding to emails in my case

Please someone tell us why people should be so wary of the g centre

​With just a few hints are there any happy customers who can comment????

Go and look at the place​ and the staff

The​ employee​s had parts in Trainspotting....

Then make an assumption......

A certain garage/person in northern Ireland springs to mind....

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Enough said

I will trust your word to stay clear at all costs


Do you know of any right money lwb g wagons that are tidy up to 2005 year

My wife drove my new purchase today and wants it but i think lwb would suit her needs better


                                                           Gaz

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Somehow they got a mention as G specialists when Classic Car weekly did a feature on G a few weeks ago, mind you article was lacking a lot of info on potential G problems.

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This topic has ended rapidly with no clear answers to the initial post


Any updates or whatever would be appreciated


G centre so bad so bad but no more views to back up the story only one bad incident


Come on guys this is not enough to go off and is little help


I dont want to stir up a hornets nest but a big thing turns out to be one bad job. The lady with the g wagon and the Irish guy only turned out to be one aweful mess. Did any get refunds or help???


Lets make an honest and clear view of g wagon repair centres that do a poor job

List all the good ones with good and all the bad ones with bad. Did they help sort the issues or did they turn a blind eye


Lets have it all and find places we can trust to care for our g wagons. Not just servicing or taking an old g wagon and simple welding and putting a newer bodyshell on it. Its only a few bolts and a paint job and people are amazed. Wake up to the real in depth issues that people struggle with

We sing songs and praises for other g centres but they are not all perfect reading on here, far from it


So many experts but do they really know all about g wagons???. I put myself up against any g 463 expert and i could hold my own but with older models i know nothing to be honest. Thats what people need is just to be honest. I could tell you loads about 463 models but nothing about 460 or 461 models


All i can say is the newer a vehicle is the more there is to know. Early g wagons look so simple like farm equipment but 463 models progress a bit in 1991 and again in 92 and in about year 99 they were totally different and so on

 


On here there is enough info to fix your g wagon and if you dont DIY there are people who can help

 


Tell it all please in simple terms people can understand or who enjoy spending time doing servicing their g wagon that is pretty easy even on a driveway

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I think the reality is that there are relatively few G-Wagens around that it will be difficult for any garage to specialise on one vehicle type and be successful. They were not cheap vehicles to buy and they are not cheap to maintain if, like someone else said, you want everything 100%. The 463's have much in common with MB models of the 1980's, but how many people really understand they systems used on those cars, for example, the KE Jetronic injection, the early Bosch ABS, which requires test-boxes to diagnose etc.  Your best bet would be to find a specialist in vintage MB cars. if you have a W460 or your issues are with general servicing, then any good garage should be able to cope. Of course, if you want a full rebuild, then it will help to have someone familiar with how the bodywork is mounted, how to remove trim panels without breaking them and so on.,

For those who have a newer G-Wagen, post 2001, say, then it's again a different story.

 

 

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Hi


My post sounds a bit harsh but it is not meant too, suggesting it is easy to work on and swap body shells is not straightforward but easier than a land rover. Basically there is all the help anyone could want on here and its a good forum with helpful people


Your right there are people who can help and i suppose if you can afford a new g wagon it will be going to the dealer anyway


I am sure everyone will be asking about newer models in years to come. I might be one of those people if i win some money or g wagons drastically loose money


Neither will happen i doubt lol

                                              Gaz

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My view for what its worth is that if you know a Mercedes specialist who works regularly on w124's or w126's and the earlier w123 models they'll be fine to resolve most issues with the early w463's and the w460 models. The newer electronic cars post 2000 you need a man with a computer and you'll need a well stocked wallet

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True

Does anyone know of a tidy g wagon in short wheel base preferably or a LWB in black. Must be year 1999 or a bit newer

My wife wants my new g purchase but cant put her private plate on it. The news did not go down well and the only option is to get a newer g wagon if there are any for sale at sensible money

There wont be any but i thought i would ask anyway if any of you guys know of any

What prices might i get one for that is sensible money

                                        Gaz

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It's SWB

It's Black

It's 1999

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704124338690?advertisin...

It's even RHD

What more could you ask for???

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Looks really nice ! Perhaps one could negotiate on the price ?