This Massive Unimog U500 Is the Ultimate Insane Mercedes Pickup Truck

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The Unimog is the craziest pickup truck ever -- and specifically this Unimog, which is the ultimate truck. Today I'm reviewing this Unimog, and I'll show you all the quirks and features of the Unimog. I'm also going to drive the Unimog and review the driving experience of one of the most unbelievable trucks in history.
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Runtime: 37:07


Eric Scarburry
Eric Scarburry - 4 timer siden
Hatchbackiller - 5 timer siden
im pretty sure one of those two buttons was the PTO switch, and the other one that looked like a tether ball was a side mirror defrost
Moe Whitfield
Moe Whitfield - 9 timer siden
unimog here expensive, unimog there is like the ford escort here. cheap.
Phil Kousoubris
Phil Kousoubris - 12 timer siden
Of course its listed for sale in CONCORD MA! Home of many reclusive billionaires with obvious apocalyptic toys... (i know the area well)
Jim Brannan
Jim Brannan - 16 timer siden
Why the blood on the steering wheel?
LilacIsCursed - 18 timer siden
you should probably have a modified weekend score calculator for stuff you'd use for like off-roading like jeeps where acceleration isnt the focus
Eric Preston
Eric Preston - Dag siden
Matt Wolf
Matt Wolf - Dag siden
11:28 Heated mirrors?
Retoohs Mc.
Retoohs Mc. - Dag siden
6:55 happy Cummins noises
stashgumbo - Dag siden
DOUG!! you need to do your research Homie!. You missed the quirkiest feature ever!. This car can convert from Left-hand to Right-hand drive on the fly!
TL - Dag siden
It would have been nice to see it drive from outside.
Common quit being miserly and hire someone for external shots for occasions such as these.
Robert Fitzgerald
Robert Fitzgerald - Dag siden
Size does matter.
Joniel Joseph Montesa
Joniel Joseph Montesa - Dag siden
This is a true German quality, not those of crappy Mercs made in the US
A Z - 2 dager siden
American mister bean 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 i like the way he talk.
donkmeister - 2 dager siden
15:12 are you sure about that? The Unimog is a bit special but in most European commercial diesels the green simply signifies the "economy band"; this is the most fuel efficient rev range to keep the engine in. So whilst you shift gears to try and keep it in the green, it's not a case of "wait until you are on the yellow then shift".
donkmeister - 2 dager siden
11:46 Funnily enough, they also provide English owners manuals for the UK market Unimogs, which have been sold here since the 1950s.. Just in case anyone is watching this in America, thinking "Hey I'd love to import an earlier or later Unimog but I don't speak German".
Fun fact: the Unimog is such a versatile vehicle that in the UK it doesn't neatly slot into one particular vehicle category. So, when you buy one new, the specification you choose affects what licence you need to drive it, the tax categories and speed limits applicable to you despite it being the same basic vehicle underneath. Choose some options "just in case" and all of a sudden you need a commercial licence and you can't drive at more than 40mph even on a motorway.
XGamer - 2 dager siden
26:45 now watch the GAZ Volga video by Doug and see how he reacted when a 1970's deisgned car didn't have rear seatbelts
XGamer - 2 dager siden
The guage cluster looks like it's from lada niva
Ryan - 2 dager siden
Alex Harmon
Alex Harmon - 3 dager siden
The sockets outside front and rear are for hydraulics and with this transmission you can block change by pushing the gear selector forward twice.
Rick C
Rick C - 3 dager siden
So... does Doug have a Class B license? Pretty sure where I live, what with its size, mass, and air brakes, you'd need a Class B.
joelfromportland - 3 dager siden
The front and rear connections are hydraulic, not electrical.
A R - 3 dager siden
hes so excited with this one lol
Ahsan Mohammed
Ahsan Mohammed - 4 dager siden
Fix a camera looking forward as well to show the driving view
Yuri Grozenok
Yuri Grozenok - 5 dager siden
"Tires Hanging On a Pole" button = heated mirrors
Ben Haworth
Ben Haworth - 5 dager siden
One of the very rare videos where Doug isn’t wearing shorts.
J Higgs
J Higgs - 5 dager siden
Rather have full manual
maximusfuscus - 5 dager siden
2.4k hipsters disliked the video. Mercedes-Benz. The best or nothing.
Michael Plantz
Michael Plantz - 5 dager siden
Tire on a pole is the heated mirrors... the light switch is for strobe lights if the vehicle is equipped with them... the start stop is for the hydraulic system that the vehicle is equipped with, there are hydraulic ports on the front of the vehicle... almost 90% of those buttons/switches are not factory, aftermarket fabricators will apply whatever the customer needs to get the job done... from farming, emergency services to public maintenance departments. Particularly Snow and Ice removal as a snow plow truck and sand/salt spreader... the really interesting thing about this truck to me is the triple differential lock. the fact that the front wheels can be diff locked is really interesting...
the back little circles... are not POWER they are hydraulic... that fuel tank will probably get you maybe one full day of constant highway driving... with an average MPG about 6 to 8... reason for no back window is the bed of the truck does not have a "headache" rack to stop shifting loads from penetrating the cab... the original bed/body would have had a "headache" rack... Again the outlets in the front are not electrical they are hydraulic...
TLDR this is a commercial vehicle... not a pickup truck, any similarities are mute.
Toffi Kai
Toffi Kai - 5 dager siden
My uncle migrated from germany to rural new zealand southern island in the mid 80s with his family and he could afford to bring two ship cargo containers of goods with him.
One was for his and the families household stuff and the other one was just for his unimog. :D
kledderman - 5 dager siden
Those outlets aren't electric, they're hydraulic. Great vid!
Grant - 5 dager siden
Used a lot by utility companies here in Scotland. Obviously good for driving off-road to fix electric supply, telecom poles etc. How many times does Doug say 'Unimog'??!
da man
da man - 6 dager siden
not sure why you keep laughing and snickering at everything .....if you have a large farm or where a 1 ton or 3 ton is used...this is the best of a pick up or 1 ton world......its versatile
btw "the button that has the tire hanging off" the heated mirror/s.......
ric mad the silver slayer
ric mad the silver slayer - 6 dager siden
Can you stop with the annoying giggles please
MisterJei - 6 dager siden
I assume that the interior rear section of the Unimog crew cab was designed by the same committee that worked on the Volga Gaz 24-10.
Thx! O
Thx! O - 7 dager siden
It is funny to see him review and wonder about this vehicle. In germany you see an Unimog almost every day, it is totally normal :-D
HellenKellerBestSeller - 7 dager siden
Jeez Doug ease up on the cars and bids we get it.
Ryan Bowley
Ryan Bowley - 7 dager siden
It’s so cool to see how Mercedes have changed through the years
Hei Hei
Hei Hei - 7 dager siden
Unimog reporting in. Decepticons, mobilize! Hail Megatron!
liveAiming - 7 dager siden
Coolest Unimogs are, where you can slide the whole stearing column from the left to the right side of the cabin
-Omega Zero-
-Omega Zero- - 8 dager siden
This isn’t a pickup. It’s a mega truck
Joseph Zander
Joseph Zander - 8 dager siden
Not luxury
JunnYahh - 8 dager siden
Hey Doug hope you enjoyed your time in Massachusetts! Nice too see you this way!
Brad C
Brad C - 8 dager siden
3.9 million subscribers and he's kinda clueless about so many things. That's kinda sad.
Dylan Van Lent
Dylan Van Lent - 8 dager siden
It's not a truck. It's a tractor. It always has been a tractor
Δημήτρης Κυριάκου
Actually the outlets in front and in the back it isn't for electricity but to attach hydraulic tools! Nice video 👍
Alex Mikhael
Alex Mikhael - 8 dager siden
dude... 11:30 ''tire hanging from a rope thing'' ??? DUDE... I BET that's the HEATED MIRRORS!!!! :)
Trystan Gibb
Trystan Gibb - 8 dager siden
If it has air brakes then you're not allowed to drive it without your airbrake license
Mike Bruschke
Mike Bruschke - 8 dager siden
Doug would probably be just as excited about a Mercedes Econic garbage truck.
Engelbert Kohl
Engelbert Kohl - 8 dager siden
ein typischer Autoverkäufer - grauenhafter Plauderer...
The allies trying to restrict german technology after ww2 heavily restricted tractors, agriculture equipment and everything else....their loophole? Suburban warfare. Mogs go back to the late 50s I believe. Used to come with a PTO as standard equipment
RedTeamWolf - 10 dager siden
I think that "power connector" is just hydraulics
BOPING ICKE - 10 dager siden
The strange button who looks like a tire on a rope, is the mirrow heater
Kind regards from Germany
Plant/Vegetable Rights Matter
Lmfao Doug that’s not a pickup truck, that’s a semi-truck
chris l
chris l - 10 dager siden
wish i had one.
Ryan Gilday
Ryan Gilday - 11 dager siden
Do a sherp
Jozef Kostelansky
Jozef Kostelansky - 11 dager siden
It s funny, what everything is funny for this crazy American. 😀 It s not a big pick-up, but a small truck/lorry. And truck in this video is just a half of a truck. Second part are different technical attachments. With them this truck is able to do almost everything you are able to imagine.
Pleb Failsworth
Pleb Failsworth - 11 dager siden
dang, the bid is about 70k over what i'm willing to give.
Isaac Graham
Isaac Graham - 11 dager siden
Anyone know what the powerplant is? Doug said i6 turbo diesel. I'm assuming it's a cummins or cat?
John Mika
John Mika - 11 dager siden
Dude, those are hydraulic couplers not electrical connections.
Traylay - 11 dager siden
14:00 Preshifting has nothing do to with people not being able to coordinate properly. Preshifted gears allow for achange with minimal loss in power. So if you pull a heavy load the transmission will transfer the load nearly constantly. As a result you loose less speed.
Shelby Brothers Ltd
Shelby Brothers Ltd - 12 dager siden
Now next time review a reagular european transport truck
Steven - 12 dager siden
This gets a 10 out of 10 in the gitty factor category.
W P - 12 dager siden
30:33 you can see everything on the planet :o))
Zenji Zenji
Zenji Zenji - 13 dager siden
The cab is too expose, The truck should have a longer nose!
Jeff Brenning
Jeff Brenning - 13 dager siden
The “power” outlets, are hydraulic ports. Not really providing “electricity”
Brad - 13 dager siden
Doug has 3.91M subscribers but still doesn't know what a heated side mirror switch is
Dane - 13 dager siden
spam the zero button! lol
Megadriver - 13 dager siden
How is a suspension seat a quirk... Just about semi-truck, bus and larger van have suspension seats.
Driving all day on stiff suspension is torture on your back, so it's not a luxury... but a necessity!
My company extra long Sprinter comes with a suspension seat, climate control, rear camera and automatic for optimum safety and efficiency.
An irritated and stressed driver who's hot and has a bad back is not gonna give it their best. But give the driver their necessary comfort and they will happily rank up those miles!
PS: The hanging tire is heated side mirrors and the funny light thing is for auxiliary lights (light bar, sirens, etc)
The joystick pannel is for other auxiliary functions (snow plow, street cleaning equipment, farming equipment, etc)
Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs - 14 dager siden
Can I drive it to school?
daniel55645 - 14 dager siden
The tire tether ball button is your mirror heat
jason kellner
jason kellner - 14 dager siden
I believe it's pronounced "Lots-a-Smog."
Tiago Fernandes
Tiago Fernandes - 14 dager siden
@29:25 it is hydraulic hook-ups, not electrical.
Babak Mohammadi
Babak Mohammadi - 14 dager siden
Whyyyy u be laughing??
There's nothing funny in reviewing a car
Babak Mohammadi
Babak Mohammadi - 14 dager siden
Maaan do i just hate how you speak...
PatrykTheGamer - 14 dager siden
Now you should check out a Semi Truck, maybe the newest Volvo VNL :P
glashoppah - 15 dager siden
Something Doug didn’t seem to know is that all UNIMOGs have the ability to be either LHD or RHD, and you can easily change it - you release some levers, flip the entire dash up, and then the steering, gauge cluster and pedal cluster, all one unit mounted on tubular rails, simply slides from side to side.
glashoppah - 15 dager siden
Those aren’t electric outlets, they’re air lines.
miha pantelic
miha pantelic - 15 dager siden
Its a truck you need truck license to drive it in Europe, tip for braking you have engine brake on the left lever with two positions... and to say "the most insane car I ever drive" is don't know what to say
Jake Jerald
Jake Jerald - 15 dager siden
Doug what’s so damn funny
hugolafhugolaf - 15 dager siden
The interior is beat up. The vehicle, inside and out, is dirty as fuck (coffee stains on the steering wheel). The windshield is held in place by a blob of sealant. WTF? Did you stumble on this guy in a parking lot and figured «I'm gonna make a vid»?
Ryan Goheen
Ryan Goheen - 15 dager siden
This guy can not contain his laughter
NorthernZeus - 15 dager siden
Doug ditched his cargo shorts and tshirt. Choosing his good jeans and sweatshirt to give this truck respect.
CRQ5508 - 16 dager siden
Have you never seen a tractor trailer, Doug? You’d lose your mind on how large THOSE are...
MrAntonk82 - 16 dager siden
I drive one everyday at work, 2020 model, the one you're in is old af
Elmuiz Ahmed
Elmuiz Ahmed - 16 dager siden
Rubberfox - 16 dager siden
Also the Power Outlets shown are hydraulic connectors.
Unless electricity is liquid in the US, it will NOT come out of these connectors
Rubberfox - 16 dager siden
He talks like he's in the middle of a cocaine overdose...
All those americans who are totally stunned by things that are pretty standard in more sophisticated parts of the world: xD
Jack Trumper
Jack Trumper - 16 dager siden
28:00 Well, my car has power front windows and crank rears… and it was built in 2016 😂😂
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström - 16 dager siden
Doug - the type of guy not recognizing a heated rear view mirro button, and beeing amazed at a work vehicle. Most of the time I like Doug. But this.. Is it the long pants that hinder his neurons? :P This video needs it's own quirks and feautres video.
tfwatcher - 16 dager siden
He clearly has done zero Research on this vehicle.. i mean electrical outlets?
These are hydraulic pressure connectors..
And i am pretty Sure all these unimogs came with a sliding steering and pedal column.. so you can drive it on every sie you wann. Dunno, but i guess that would be more interesting than showing the back seats? xD
robo672 - 17 dager siden
1 cool truck love it
clray123 - 17 dager siden
Next Doug should start reviewing buses, trams and heavy machinery.
Matt Crouch
Matt Crouch - 17 dager siden
If this is for sale on your site, you need to stop making fun of it LOL
Asae2 - 17 dager siden
This is a real AT-Truck for Working not for Travelling ! - but funny to watch . And yes its a commercial Truck no Pick-up Truck :-) - And Handling has to be 10/10 in cross roads :- )
Global X
Global X - 18 dager siden
This is a stupid video - who cares for a commercial truck you cant buy nor drive in the U.S. anyway?
Nevarky - 16 dager siden
Because there might be other people living in a place called “rest of the world” ?
martin martin
martin martin - 18 dager siden
''Massive'' can be but not inneficient in terms of space as are American pick-ups or even a GMC TopKick
eliteinventor - 18 dager siden
This is in the marauder category , giant pickup trucks like international Cxt and ford f650 those are pickups
High Milage Mini
High Milage Mini - 18 dager siden
"tire on a pole" is your heated mirror
2020 Street Bob riderideride
2020 Street Bob riderideride - 18 dager siden
"Thiiiis is a Unimog, the best offroad worktruck in the whole world", would be the correct intro. There is no better offroad worktruck in the world. Hate me for writing this, but this is just a fact. And no, i am not here to diss anyone. I love US Pick Ups and US classic cars.
This one could not swipe the steering wheel and the pedals completly to the right side? Or did you forgett this? I am not that deep into "modern" Unimogs, maybe they did not sell this option to the USA?
Next time, please try to explain how to handle the gearbox of an Unimog U406/421 ;-) Would be fun to see you "working" on it.