• Jul 3rd 2009 at 6:59PM
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Customized Mercedes-Benz G/E Class – Click above for gallery

What is it lately that people don't seem to understand about hardcore off-roaders? They're not supposed to be aerodynamic, and they're not supposed to be pretty. And yet here we are yet again – after the modified Hummer recently spotted on eBay – looking at one of the world's most serious rock-climbing workhorses that's been smoothed out in controversial fashion, and in metallic Barney purple, no less.

What we have on one hand is the Mercedes Geländewagen, the same essential truck that Magna Steyr has been building for the Three-Pointed Star for some thirty years now. It's got the aerodynamic profile of a barn. Attached to a parachute. On the other, we have the E-Class, one of the most aerodynamically slippery cars on the market. Part of the same company's line-up, but just about as different as can be. And yet, thanks to what looks to be a not inconsequential amount of elbow grease, the two have come together to breed this remarkable concoction, which, we gather, was recently put up for sale on eBay. While we can't locate the auction itself, one has to figure that the owner is going to have a hard time selling a vehicle that's been so extensively "personalized."

[Source: Autogespot]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats why you don't mix Schnauzers with German Shepherds...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The custom Hummer at least had some semblance of cohesion. This is so awful that just installing the mods required haz-mat certification.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How do you react to the CR-V's grille?
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok here is a good poll:
      What would you rather have?
      This ugly G/E Class
      or a Aero-Hummer?

      Personally if I must take one I'd take the Hummer because at least it's ugliness is fairly reversible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good god, it almost looks as bad as ssangyong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      geely should of made this, because if mercedes would never do a copyright issue, because this car is too ugly to be a mercedes( or is it?) ... and it looks chinese ( on offense) . . .
      • 6 Years Ago
      So this is what happened when Epic met Fail and merged together.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't think it could be done, but someone has made the G even uglier...

      This abomination makes the stock G look good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Owwwwwwwwwwwww!!! My eyes!
      • 6 Years Ago
      oh god...
      I would buy the cayenne to save from this G/E Abomination.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You've seen it. You can't unsee it!!!
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