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#1 Hum

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 21:38

Schwarzenegger was in California picking up his new ride, a five-ton Mercedes-Benz Unimog pickup customized to a value estimated at $250,000. The earth underneath its tires will be safe, all right.

Schwarzenegger, the 65-year-old actor and bit player in the recent "The Expendables 2," has long been known as a fan of military-grade trucks, and was a chief reason AM General and General Motors eventually built civilian versions of the Hummer military vehicle. During his time as governor, Schwarzenegger changed his stripes, touting fuel-efficient models and even converting one of his trucks to run on hydrogen.

Thursday's pickup of his diesel Unimog followed a test drive in Germany of the Unimog with its customizer. These trucks aren't sold by Mercedes in the United States, but see duty around the rest of the world as construction, forestry and military haulers, and are renown for their off-road prowess.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 21:43

yes cause the rough streets of LA require serious Off Road Ability.

the potholes must be really bad

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 21:44

He would need a step-ladder just to get into it. :s

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 21:48

That thing is hideous.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 21:06

I prefer older unimog.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 21:15

Looks cool.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 21:48

I prefer older unimog.


Yeah the older military grade ones are badass, these new ones are like what was done here with the Hummers

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 22:00

well he obviously loves fuel efficiency as you can drive over the vehicles in front of you using less fuel sitting in traffic. got be a win win for california :D

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 22:09

I'd love to take it off road!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 22:21

If it was any higher off the ground he'd literally be able to drive over other vehicles without even touching them.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 23:07

He obviously knows about the forthcoming earthquakes in California

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:48

I love the Unimog. But I would take an unarmored MRAP over this any day
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:59

I love the Unimog. But I would take an unarmored MRAP over this any day.



Might be useful in Afghanistan or other hot points on earth, not in us of a :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:05

Meh. If you really need a penis extension that badly, do it right:

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:14

No reactive armour plating or rpg defensive system


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