If you were to ask my wife what it is she would say something like this "It's an expensive piece of crap" If you were to ask the guy down at the local auto parts store he would tell you......and did tell me "I would give up my ability to procreate to have one" You be the judge.......... Ann gave her the name "Large Marge" but her maiden name is "Helga"
The Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG... "MAN'S BEST FRIEND"By James Ince ©1990-1995 describes the unimog as follows:
The UNIMOG is an outstanding cross-country vehicle - and one that can even compete with tracked vehicles, effortlessly climbing and descending 100% (45 degree) inclines - straddled with a payload of tons! Owing to differential locks on both axles, trenches, curbs, steps, ditches, slopes strewn with boulders, rivers nearly as deep as the driver's nose and flowing at over 3 feet per second, discourage the "Mighty MOG" just as little as muddy hillsides or high embankments over which it deftly claws and climbs with a wide variety of tire options. With the UNIMOG equally at home in snow, in the desert, on the tundra, and in rivers and mountains, who wonders that it is also a highly-regarded expedition vehicle the world over. For example, the first Sahara crossing in the grueling West-East direction belongs to the long list of UNIMOG successes. The First-Place Prize in the reknowned Paris-To-Dakar (Africa) overland race is in that list as well! Probably no day goes by in which adventurers somewhere are not scouting Germany, or North America (or Tanzania!) for an UNIMOG to outfit for some overland odyssey.
So don't you think every guy should have one? I do! In order to justify buying one of these little toys I thought...hmmmm......advertising. It's about 12 feet tall and weighs 15,000 lbs. That ought to grab peoples attention. I currently have a graphic designer working on some ideas. I will post the outcome.
So when the guy at the local gas station stops to ask what it is I say I really don't know much about it, it's my wife's.