Last post on Mar 31, 2009 at 8:37 PM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Future Vehicle, SUV
#27 of 36 Re: Residuals and Money Factor [crestonave]
Jan 08, 2009 (12:58 pm)
The LINY dealer is correct with the figures he/she gave you. However, a very close friend in NJ has 6 of them and is leasing them (thru MBUSA) at quite a savings comparatively. They drive incredibly for an SUV, and the build quality is superb.
#28 of 36 Re: Residuals and Money Factor [JimmyPrecision]
Jan 08, 2009 (1:10 pm)
If you'd care to share your friend's contact information with me I'll touch base with him.
#29 of 36 Lease for Glk an way I might get for 525 month w/tax?
Jan 11, 2009 (11:23 am)
I looked at lexus suv and drive acura mdx but my lease will be up in june. Do you think I might be able to lease GLK with 15,000 miles yr/o down for 525 with tax.
The lexus dealer gave me this figure for 42 months....I could do 42 month lease with GLK. Also I would be interested in the NJ contact also.
#30 of 36 Maintenance Costs?
Jan 12, 2009 (1:24 pm)
I was just talking with a coworker about her C class and she brought up a very good point. Mercedes does not include service anymore while BMW, Volvo (now), and Saab (there may be others) do. She also said that while they love their MB, they hate the fact that they have to fork-over a lot of dough to the dealer every time there's a service interval or oil change. She said one oil change interval ended up costing $300. Yikes!
When you add this in (as part of the 'true' ownership cost) to the equation, it doesn't make the MB quite so glamorous.
Has anyone seen any true-market-cost data on the GLK or asked about what the cost is for the MB service intervals?
I'm torn between the GLK and the upcoming Volvo XC60; this doesn't help make the decision easier...
#31 of 36 Re: Maintenance Costs? [jweldon]
Jan 12, 2009 (3:07 pm)
Good point re the cost of maintenance on MB. Of course, when servicing your vehicle, you're under no obligation to have the service performed at the dealer. Dealer service departments frequenly try to add extras to scheduled maintenance. For example, I prepurchased the first three years worth of service on my Toyota minivan. At my last visit to the dealer, they tried to pop me for a couple of hundred bucks worth of other stuff - wiper blades, other odds and ends - that they "recommended". I told them just to do what's required to preserve the warranty. Bottom line: you need to ask questions to make sure they're not trying to hit you with charges for things you may not want or even need.
#32 of 36 Re: Maintenance Costs? [crestonave]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 15, 2009 (6:51 pm)
Good advice - the True Cost to Own tool doesn't include the GLK yet, but that's a good way to estimate your costs down the road.
Ditto the Edmunds Maintenance Guide - once they go live for the GLK, you'll have a list of what to request be done and an estimate of what the service should cost.
#33 of 36 Re: lease rates [crestonave]
Jan 24, 2009 (9:43 am)
If you did a European delivery wouldn't you save around 7%?
Mar 26, 2009 (9:46 pm)
I have had my GLK for a month now. Traded in my 08 CTS-4. I'm truly impressed with the MB. Bought it pretty much fully loaded.
I just read the review of the Volvo, MB and Audi. Although, the Audi rated a little higher, I recall that Audi no longer has OnStar. That has been my deciding point on any vehicle after having OnStar. Teleaid seems to be little better with some newer features.
Likes: Ease of access, rear seats easy to fold from the back and easy to put back up, since I haul quite a bit. I like the quiet ride. The H-K sound is really nice. I find the controller easy to use. I saw the Q5 and our dog would have a hayday standing on the center console with all the buttons. Criticize the dash, but when it comes down to it, it's efficient. 3 ways to dial the phone. At least it does not have the little electric column shift the ML has.....Love the cornering lamps too,,,
My biggest gripes:
Put a set of mud guards on. A splash goes all over the sides. Don't get the steps...but figure about 400 for the dealer's....
And the worst: I bought this because it is sold as a off road vehicle. It only comes with M/S tires. Try to find a A/T tires to fit....NOT! I bought this SUV for dirt/rock/sand/snow and wound up with street tires. I've asked the dealer to see if there is someone who is willing to trade their 18 or 17's for my 19's. We'll see....
Also, you cannot vent the sunroof without opening the shade all the way. The CTS would vent and the shade would crack about 2 inches.
And, when premium is only .20 cents more, 2 to 3 bucks more for gas is not that big of a deal....think of what you spend on food.......
I wish the little pocket in the console was larger to handle the newer phones.
I'll keep you posted on new developments......
#35 of 36 Re: Got my GLK [psdesertrat]
Mar 27, 2009 (1:14 am)
Congrats, good luck with the GLK. We're still debating whether or not to go with the GLK, the XC90 or the MDX. I checked out the Audi and I thought it was a nice vehicle but that the seats were a little too firm. The GLK is also easier to "option" than the XC90. Also I like the GLK nav system much better.
Keep us posted.
Mar 31, 2009 (8:37 pm)
I took a short 257 mile trip today. I averaged around 70 to 80 mph with a 1600 ft climb, with and w/o air on. I averaged 21.8 mpg with about 1500 mile on the car.
Amazing that upon arrival, I didn't feel any strain from the trip. And I wound up down loading and selecting/deleting the music for the HD that I wanted.
It's worth reading the comparison test in Automobile Mag, What I find funny is that not one editor mentioned the availability of Teleaid, which was my deciding factor.
Hope this helps a little more with your decisions.