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My Dad had a 1976 280SE (W126?) When I started driving in the 81 which put me off a bit as the styling was a bit old man with its tartan style material but it went like a rocket.

After I managed to get out of the company car (2.5 V6 Mondeo Ghia X) thing at work I went for a W211 E320 which I kept for six years and sold it at ten years for £4k with 130k miles on the clock. It only ever needed new a set of pads, a glow plug and a secondary battery.

Then I went for an S350 Bluetech. On the second day the engine light came on and it turned out to be a NOx sensor in the exhaust, apparently a very common fault due to a duff batch, the warranty didn't cover it and I had to pay £630 to have it fixed.

Two and a half years later (last month) another engine light which turned out to be the motor under the turbo that opens/closes some vanes in the inlet manifold. That cost £740. So I'm feeling less happy about the reliability but the drive is fantastic and it has lots of extras such as radar, rear blinds, Harmon Kardon sound system.

It does have some creaking in the plastic around the bottom of the seats and a rattle in the door above the handle which drives me mad. I've got the MB Workshop Information system and will look at taking the door trim off in the summer and trying to fix the rattle.

I can only afford to run the car as I use an independent MB specialist and not the dealer which I have a trust issue with after my only visit to them.

I'm on the Benz World forums as well and had followed @Eric England posts about the S Class rebuild after the head on in China. I don't feel entirely comfortable in small cars after I was in a mass pile-up and my Rover SD1 was the just about the only untouched car and the small cars were so badly bent up we couldn't get people out easily.
Yup that was one hell of a smash, I tried to find the link to post it here for people to see but working from China using a vpn, the Benzworld search function does not work properly, I believe I posted it as Bad Accident in the W221 forum.


EDIT; Found the link:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w221-s-class/1485822-bad-accident.html
 
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Im considering buying a used CLA at the moment (4k milage £21K) from a non offical dealership. Anyone know if it's possible to get a mercedes service plan for vehicles not purchased from a dealership?
 
Im considering buying a used CLA at the moment (4k milage £21K) from a non offical dealership. Anyone know if it's possible to get a mercedes service plan for vehicles not purchased from a dealership?
Give them a call, you must be able to, what if you had imported the car from abroad?

£32 a month if you're under 15k miles per year for a CLA.
 
Ive driven Mercs, Beemers, Audis etc, but one day I saw the light and the Lord said unto me


Jaguar feaking great just feaking great, and of course its a Jaguar pronounced Jaaaarrgg to ones compatriots.

 

skid2

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Ive driven Mercs, Beemers, Audis etc, but one day I saw the light and the Lord said unto me


Jaguar feaking great just feaking great, and of course its a Jaguar pronounced Jaaaarrgg to ones compatriots.

A whole new pastime. Selfies in hard shoulders waiting for the AA / Rac. Good luck. (Thermal lined stringback gloves and tweeds to keep you warm. That tartan blanket on the parcel shelf isn’t just for show)
 
A whole new pastime. Selfies in hard shoulders waiting for the AA / Rac. Good luck. (Thermal lined stringback gloves and tweeds to keep you warm. That tartan blanket on the parcel shelf isn’t just for show)

Must confess to habitually wearing a flat cap, but in my neck of the woods in Cumbria not to infers some form of gender identity crisis, but to date only issues have been knackered tyres (Cumbria has more than its share of pot holes and sheeite roads - mostly single track). Of course there is the mandatory tartan blanket but now relegated to the dogs, one keeps fell terriers - nutter dogs just kill small to medium sized mammals and birds, and amphibians.
 

Ravers

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Book Reviewer
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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skid2

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Book Reviewer
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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A mate who’s extremely fussy really likes them. Boots too small for my requirements.

I did get a BMW 220d Gran tourer ( I think that’s the one) 7 seater, dump the last two seats and there’s tons of room.. plenty of room up front. It may even be 4wd.

Nice on country roads.
 
My last car in the uk was a 300 e class diesel and I loved her it was like driving a gentlemans club and I was a sad day when a porridge wog took her to Scotland, now I drive a Dodge Ram Rebel a 5.7 litre hemi with the touch of Mercedes merger with a ZF 8 speed box and adjustable Bilstiens, air suspension it has a smooth ride on the highway yet it's an exellent off road vehicle, I've always hankered after a G wagen but this will have to do
Bought a dodge ram rebel in January. Love it. Really good off road. Blasts through sand and has power to spare.

My Mercedes was a 1977 230 coupe bought in Germany in the early 90s. Loved it. Took it back to UK and sold it when I realised I just couldn't afford to look after it. Got back pretty much what I paid. Beautiful car. Deserved better than me.
 
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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great advert for a ssangyong...
 
Competitor to the Audi Q5 / BMW X3
Pretty much similar in all respects.
When I get too old to get out of the C Class and need a high chair I might consider one.

Have driven several GLAs and wasn't overly impressed with the steering / handling, but FWD ones only. That said, the Merc auto box is a damn sight better than the Audi DSG POS.
 
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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I had one as a courtesy car while the wife's was in for a service. To be honest they're not my thing, I can understand why folk have them, perhaps as a Yeti replacement/upgrade it would be okay.

I managed to fit a double mattress in the back for a run to the tip, so the dead hooker storage is 5*, but don't count on the oiks helping at the dump, they'll let you struggle because they think you've got money.

So in your case, crack on.
 

jarrod248

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Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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New E class out soon so some deals to be had, I’m considering a new one.
 
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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Having had a Yeti have you considered the Karoq?
 
Bump.

Anyone running a Merc GLC?

The lease on my Yeti finishes next month and it’s time for an upgrade. Looking at small - medium crossover / 4x4s and on paper the GLC is out in front.

Can lease a decent spec one for about 350 quid a month. Equivalent specced disco sport, Audi Q5 etc. All come in about 100 quid a month more.

Already got an E class coupe which I love and had a C class estate in the past which I also loved.

From what I gather the GLC is just a jacked up C class estate with 4x4.

Thoughts?

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I've currently got a w205 C220 Class Estate AMG Plus, it replaced a w204 C220 Class Estate AMG line.
I've driven most makes at one time or another, but covering an average 30k pa, especially in the UK, these have been the nicest cars to drive. It will easily do 50+MPG, goes and grips well, is quick enough and with adjustable dampers you can flick between sporty or comfort as you feel.

I have looked at replacing the Estate with a GLC. I liked the look of it and had an X3 (F11) before which was quite a nice steer. So I had a GLC 250, AMG Line on an extended test drive. And to be honest, I wasn't that impressed.If you need the security of 4x4 , you can get the C Class with 4wd.

Its visually very nice, the interior is very nice, jst like the C class. The 250 is a good engine, but I just found the handling wasn't as sharp. Granted it has a higher CoG, but even with sports suspension it was too soft. The steering didn't feel as good either.
I like MB sports seats, but the ones in the GLC don't seem to hold you as well as the C class. I reckon they are designed for fat Americans.

I still like them, but I'm not sure I'd take one over the normal C class estate.
 
Not got a GLC, but a GLE. The GLE is about to be model-bumped, so you might find deals on them. The GLC is descended from the GLK, but that thing was too fugly for the three-pointed star, so they made the GLC look like the GLE/ML.

That said, I think the Euro models all have tractor engines in the GLE range, so maybe a high-spec GLC is the way to go there.
 
Oh, shit. I've clicked on this thread in 'Alerts' and and I'm going to be 'alerted' on it again. Life's too short.
 

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