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To those of you who purchased a GLC - if you could turn the clock back, would you buy the GLC again?

I cancelled an order not too long ago in the hope that MB would address the clonking issue properly. Having scanned some threads today after a 6 month hiatus from car forums, it looks like the issue is still unresolved and many new GLC issues have appeared.
 

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Wouldn't get anything else and I normally get bored easily, the cars that have been fitted with all season tyres have seen the issue disappear. All land rovers are fitted with all season tyres, if they wasn't I believe to some extent they would exhibit crabbing.
The GLC is a really well built car, difference between GLC and Discovery sport is like the difference between Rolls royce and reliant robin (maybe a slight exaggeration).
 

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A friend has a Discovery Sport and is forever in the garage getting bit and pieces repaired. Seems to take them ages to diagnose and fix issues :-(

I'm awaiting a GLC delivery and thought long and hard about the crabbing issue.
 

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A friend has a Discovery Sport and is forever in the garage getting bit and pieces repaired. Seems to take them ages to diagnose and fix issues :-(

I'm awaiting a GLC delivery and thought long and hard about the crabbing issue.
Don't worry about the crabbing, everybody who has had all weather tyres fitted says it cures it, yours should arrive with them on. I haven't had them fitted yet as they haven't got 19 inch tyres for GLC43, no problem with crabbing at moment.
 
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Thanks Philamg, I'm pretty sure, from the descriptions I've had other cars do a similar thing anyway....
 

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Thanks for your responses.

I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask but having visited my local dealer yesterday and taken a couple of cars out for a test drive, I now have one eye on the C250 Estate as an alternative to the GLC.
As I suspect many of you are lifetime MB fans/owners and know a thing or two about MB's including the C Class, I'd appreciate your views on this alternative.

Personally, I much prefer the look and higher ride height of the GLC and REALLY do want one, however, due to the 100% car tax I will be paying in my country doubling the price, reliability, practicality and a relatively issue-free existence are my priorities especially with a growing family with only one family car.

- Is the 2016/17 C class as reliable as some reviewers have said?
- Are there any issues I should be aware of which are not reported?
- Is the C200 (184BHP) sufficient in power or would the C250 (211BHP) version be a better choice. (The price difference between the C200 and C250 is 10,000 GBP due to tax)
- How is the 9 G-tronic gear box holding up ? Any issues ?

I have been told there will be a facelifted C class coming out in 2018. If the estate is included in the facelift and the interior/exterior is refined as some people have specualted, it might end up a no-brainer.

Many thanks in advance
 

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GLC, 250d in both wagon and Coupe RHD version. Travelled 36,000km in wagon. Only one issue re mechanical was failed fuel pump, took two visits to diagnose and fix, great since. Minor Command issues early on, self fixed overnight. RFT was a major distraction during winter, MB Oz have now come to the party and fitted Goodyear All Season Eagle Sport RFT, M&S. They are fantastic, so far travelled 1000km on them. good ride, sound ok and no crabbing , either on reverse or U-turns or right hand turns when cold.. Time will tell as tyres wear down, but for now, Big Tick of Approval.
Wheel align setting have been modified by MB Oz to address crabbing as well.

Overall, delight to drive, love safety features, digital radio works and LED intelligent headlights "to die for", excellent, as too the HUD..
I would get air suspension next time (we have it in the Coupe, soooo much better to drive and over speed humps).

There could be minor improvements on mid life update, but purely personal, like heated steering wheel, heated back seats, USB points in rear, USB points in front (not just in center cargo box, easy exit front seats (like in our old Lexus), full TPMS readout, some shopping lug holder just under window trim in rear boot area for supermarket bags, oh and a real spare tyre, or skinny rim and tyre for the bigger travel distances in Oz.

"Bang for Buck" this is a great car.
 

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Only had mine since Sep last year and even tho I have an issue with a differential oil seal leak I would not swap it. Best looking SUV around in my opinion and the interior is exceptional.
 

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I have had issues with the dreaded crabbing but at the moment nothing out there I would have in preference to the GLC, I get bored easily but still look forward to driving the car.
 

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No real clonking for me after 3k miles. I'm really glad I didn't cancel the order, I was tempted, not just because I feared clonking, but really, MB's customer service is shocking during the wait for delivery.
My car went "missing" for a few weeks during it's journey between factory and UK. MB had no info at all. The dealer was helpful as possible, but MB don't share info in my experience.
 

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Nope. I would wait 9 months again and get the exact GLC I built again. One exception; I'd get the Parking Assist feature (about the only option i didn't get) not for parking but for the under-the-bumper open the hatch sensor.

Infiniti lost my business. I waited a few years for a replacement FX35 (QX-70) but they canned it. But, i doubt that their new one would have had some of the things I needed like better ground clearance, better ride, better mpg and a 6-cylinder equaling torque ft lb number like the GLC. If y'all haven't pulled a trailer yet, you will be impressed with the 4-banger.
 

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..for the under-the-bumper open the hatch sensor.

If y'all haven't pulled a trailer yet, you will be impressed with the 4-banger.
Here in the UK, we cannot purchase the GLC with a Tow-bar option - something to do wth the wiring for the 'under the bumper tailgate hatch' the salesman explained. Very strange for a midsized family SUV :(

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Factory approved tow bar fitted to our 250d wagon. Did not disable “ kick to open” tailgate feature. Works well and wiring is fully integrated.
Even kept the MB install guide for service fitment.
I am in Oz.
 

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Here in the UK, we cannot purchase the GLC with a Tow-bar option - something to do wth the wiring for the 'under the bumper tailgate hatch' the salesman explained. Very strange for a midsized family SUV :(

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Huh? Did you mean you can't get a tow bar with the AMG43? I got one factory fitted with my 350D (in UK) AND the tailgate foot swipey thing works..(salesman said it wouldn't...)
He did say I couldn't get a towbar with the AMG43, but you can specify it on the website I noticed just the other day. He said it was because of the body kit...
 

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You can get a towbar for 43.

Not sure but believe if you get the electric tow bar the gesture control for hatch has to be disconnected as when the tow bar retracts it could trigger the hatch, may be wrong.
 

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The crabbing is an annoyance, the car is tough on front tires and MB has lots of problems with Mbrace and technology. But the car performs well and is a pleasure to drive. I enjoy performance over internet radio and would choose the GLC43 again.
 
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