Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, SUV
#100 of 104 Re: Considering 2013 GL - repeat Mercedes Owner [gregoryx]
Sep 21, 2013 (5:16 am)
Thank you, Gregory!!
I have eliminated the GL totally. It even sounds like the 2012/13 LR4 is far more reliable than the GL. You are right, too much bad info out there to pull the trigger.
I have narrowed down my options to wait a while and see if:
1) the 2015 Audi redesign is worth the wait after more pics emerge or
2) Wait till the 2015 q7 arrives and go buy a 2013/14 Q7 and save myself the depreciation
3) Swallow the looks of teeh 2014 Lexus GX and get it for reliability reasons or
4) Given the window of time I have, continue to research the 2012/13 Landrover LR4.
I wish you the very best with the Missus's GL.
Thank you again!!
#101 of 104 Re: Last Mercedes, Total POS [gl450_2011]
Oct 07, 2013 (11:16 pm)
Mine is a 2008, gl320 now with 108K miles, the only issue now is a clicking sound sometimes at 80 MPH inside the dash, driver side, car is still like new, love my car.
Problems all got repaired by Mercedes before 50K miles: steering leak, oil cooler leak, DPF sensor. if this GL will last as long as one of our 2008 Sprinter, with now 487K miles (same engine) will be wonderful. Love mercedes
1980 300D sold
1983 240D sold
1983 SD300 sold, my best car ever
1984 300D sold
1995 e320 wagon 175K still with us
2002 S430 sold 139K miles
2003 SL500 40K miles our baby since new
2004 C320 wagon 89K still with us
2006 R350 sold 70K miles
2008 Sprinter 487K miles Work
2008 GL320 108K miles love this car
2009 sprinter 22 K miles Work
2009 C300 wife gone lease 40K
2010 sprinter 14K miles work
2011 GLK wife 30K miles perfect
My secret is to choose the right Mechanic... I spend less money on all those mercedes to keep them on the road than one of our service vehicles Ford E350 6.0 Powertroke with just 100K miles...
#102 of 104 Re: Last Mercedes, Total POS [mabruteam]
Nov 07, 2013 (6:43 pm)
Now my gl320 with almost 110K miles started having air conditioning problems, very cold for days but sometimes will stop working for few minutes... today after few months stop cooling, I was researching for the real problem, my freon gauges were showing that the compressor was trying to start but will stop after just 5 PSI movement, charge was perfect, dealer added freon just to make sure when this problem started, I will be replacing the compressor and drier, ebay Denso cost around $450, mercedes dealer is asking around $2100!! lucky me I am a HVAC contractor.
#103 of 104 Re: GL 550 Serious Problems [texasrangers]
Nov 28, 2013 (8:50 pm)
Hi, i was just searching for similar problems with a gl 450 which is what i currently have, mine is a GL 450 2012, i am leasing for 3 years, 2 more to go cant wait to get rid of it. i have had hesitation problems and back and forth to the dealer, they decided to let me swap with another Mbenz, then without an explanation they rescinded the offer and all they say was that "the way the vehicle drives is a characteristic and is how it was designed"..pretty much they are not willing to do anything. This issue has been going on since March of this year, many emails, phone calls to customer assistance care (CAC) what a joke they are, trips to the dealership bottom line they havent done anything. i feel your frustration regarding how management customer care for such a prestige company like Mbenz can care less for their customers, this is my second car with them and believe me the last one same for my family. After spending about 80K you expect to drive a car without issues and be able to have someone from management address and listen to your concerns, and not just have you go thru the 1-800 #. Hesitation/delays is dangerous when you have the right to go and your car wont respond or after a yield sign or if you need to merge into a highway or street. They have been given us the run around. Lastly they send a letter offering about 3000$ for the inconvenience, and we can use it towards a purchase of a new GL, and is valid for one year, HELLO..i already have one MB that I want to get rid of, and secondly my lease is not up until 2015... I felt insulted, and looks like they had no clue about what they were writing. i am still pursuing my case. Good luck everyone.
#104 of 104 Re: GL 550 Serious Problems [chuna]
Nov 28, 2013 (8:56 pm)
We traded the GL550 in for a Lexus RX450 hybrid.
Took a $20k loss so we could break free from this lemon. We are so much happier! Mercedes is worst product on the planet and doesn't stand by product!
Never buy again! We LOVE our new Lexus!