Driving Impressions

Although its a lot smaller than the Hummer H1, the G500 delivers a comparably unique driving experience. Its hard to believe that this SUV is only slightly taller than the M-Class because it conveys the impression of looming height, which is emphasized by its relatively short, narrow body.

Everything about the G500 seems bolt-upright, including the seating positions. Even though the SUVs height is largely an illusion, theres a tendency to keep the vehicles speed way down when rolling through curves and corners. Its operation is defiantly trucklike, emitting plenty of sound and acceleration with a degree of sluggishness. Not only does the G500 look ready to tackle the most demanding terrain, but it also feels ready for such action, which detracts from its prowess and pleasure on ordinary paved surfaces.

    See also:

    Rear fog lamp
    - To switch on the rear fog lamp: turn the SmartKey in the ignition lock to position 2 or start the engine. - Turn the light switch to or or . If the light switch is set to or , the rear ...

    Message memory menu
    The on-board computer saves certain display messages. You can call up the display messages in the message memory menu. The message memory menu is only shown if any display messages have been sto ...

    Replacing the rear window wiper blade
    Removing the wiper blade ► Remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock. ► Fold wiper arm 1 away from the rear window until it engages. ► Position wiper blade 2 at a right ...