Can’t help but like this fuel guzzler
IWANTED to hate the GL because it is so big and so outrageous. It also guzzles fuel at a rate of around 17 litres for every 100km.
But it’s like chocolate, and the more time I spent with it the more I liked it. The GL is quite a cushy drive, from the comfort of the seats to the way it crushes bumps.
OK, so you know it is massive and loaded but it’s not hard to fire it up for a run to the coffee shop.
I know it will go off-road and tow a couple of horses, but I didn’t need to prove it.
So, what’s not to like? Well, there is the shock of a $118 bill to fill the tank, even when the petrol gauge still reads quarter-full.
It’s also a bit impractical if you want to carry seven people and stuff, because the luggage space behind the third-row seats is pinched.
But the GL is a vehicle that can make a lot of sense.
It’s not a real rival to a LandCruiser but I can see lots of reasons to choose it ahead of a Lexus LX and, for me, it’s way ahead of Audi’s Q7.