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Hi,

I used this excellent Forum to gain information on GLC before I committed, obviously like most owners/prospective owners I was concerned with with juddering / skipping etc...

I'm 2 months into a 3 year lease on a GLC 220d AMG Line Prem Plus with 19" wheels using Pirelli scorpion tyres. The skipping/juddering is not bad at all, it's ever so slight and doesn't bother me, in fact if I wasn't aware of the issue I wouldn't really pay much attention to it.

Before I committed to the 3 year lease I done some extensive research on best family car everyone kept pointing me in the direction of GLC.

- The boot is so generous I can quickly and easily chuck stuff in and out the car, GLC, great!
- it's really comfortable has lots of gadgets on it, brilliant.

So why do I hate it so much? The DRIVE! I find it cumbersome, turning corners, parking, being high up, the steering is laboured. My previous cars were CLC Coupe, C-Class Coupe, E-Class Coupe (best of the lot) which I enjoyed driving, not as many gadgets and that but don't care, I would swap GLC any day for E-Class, even a Golf!

Harsh I know, but I would probably have similar opinion on most types of SUV's.

So my advice to anyone thinking on purchasing or leasing a GLC is simply to 'Test Drive it', so important, I didn't which was so stupid of me. Specially if you're used to cars then you may not get on with a SUV.

Hope this helps.
 

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Sounds like you didn't do your homework before buying this car. You always drove small(ish) Coupes and loved the ride, but now you went for a big SUV and didn't even try to drive it? That is really lazy.
Best part is that GLC is one of better driving SUVs out there! But is is still a SUV. I laughed when you said the boot is very large, because i find it small...but i'm driving a bigger estate now.

I drove new E class for a while and it drives really nice. But i drove GLC with air suspension too and it was also fantastic so maybe you need some time to adjust. Before that you probably had more powerfull small Coupe. That car is more of a luxury gokart. Now you are driving a heavy, big SUV with entry level engine...not the same. First one is good for zooming around problems on the road, the second is better for driving over them :)
 

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I really don't understand why you didn't test drive it first before doing any of this. That's essentially a rule of thumb. Test drive it before making any sort of commitment at all. Some dealers would even let you have the car for a day or something.

When going from coupes/sedans to SUVs you have to expect a pretty significant difference in driving dynamics as a lot of variables are changing. Center of gravity, body roll, weight, etc.

Hopefully you don't drive yourself crazy in these 3 years !
 

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George, I moved from 3 series M cars to 4x4's 6 years ago, take a bit of getting used to but wouldn't go back now.
 

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i am curios what mode of engine did you drive in? sport+ doesn't make it? otherwise agree with others comments, just curios.
 

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I really don't understand why you didn't test drive it first before doing any of this. That's essentially a rule of thumb. Test drive it before making any sort of commitment at all. Some dealers would even let you have the car for a day or something.

When going from coupes/sedans to SUVs you have to expect a pretty significant difference in driving dynamics as a lot of variables are changing. Center of gravity, body roll, weight, etc.

Hopefully you don't drive yourself crazy in these 3 years !
You would be surprised to find out how many people don't test drive, it happens more often than you think. When buying products like this there's a lot to like that will convince you well before turning on the key even if you do.
 

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That's pretty baffling to me. Maybe I'm just a lot more conscious of these things and I know I'm extremely picky. Everything goes through a test before getting my money as I'm not the type to really settle on anything. It's either I really like it or I don't. But I need to make that decision with thorough thinking and experience first.
 
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