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I'm new here, ordered the GLC 43 back in May and desperately waiting on an allocation and build date. Estimate is Late September possibly sooner so I've got s bot of a wait on my hands. I trust I'm in great company? :wink2:
 

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Welcome to the boards, this is definitely the right place to be. Congratulations on dropped the order down, what spec did you go with?
 

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I have trouble understanding the ordering / manufacture process. I ordered a 350d with airmatic suspension, actually I couldn't order one to start with. It seems rather than select a car and options and then ask the factory to build one, you seem to have to wait until the factory are making one with your spec before you order it? After about a month the dealer rang me up to say they can order one now with airmatic, but they'd have to wait as I also wanted intelligent lights.
I waited another few weeks and the dealer rang to say they were just awaiting for a tow bar. Eventually I got a call saying they could now order a car with airmatic, intelligent light and tow bar.
Eventually last month I ordered it 24th August manufacture delivery to dealer expected 19th September.

I'm very excited and extremely impatient haha - I don't mind the wait, I'm in no real rush, but I couldn't figure out what was going on, initially I was told there was a shortage of airmatic suspension, then an issue with the supply of alloy wheels :)

Hope you don't have to wait too long...

BTW anyone know if you can track the car's build process etc online??
 

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Awesome, glad to have another future owner on the forum.
Keep us posted on those details as they become available.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys! Current spec...although this could change is: Night package, Obsidian Black, Driving Assistance package, 360 camera, intelligent lighting, Carbon fibre.

Considering the Metallic Blue 20" Rims and running boards. Not too sure on the boards but the wife said she reckons they look better with than without... Thoughts???

Waiting till October is a killer though, but I should enjoy having the 43 coupe for the weekend next week just to appease my impatience.
 

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Not too sure on the boards but the wife said she reckons they look better with than without... Thoughts???
Have a long think about the suitability of running boards, for most they are an exercise in form over function. There's nothing wrong with that but you are probably consigning yourself to a lifetime of stepping over the things when getting in or out of the car. Apart from lowering your offroad ground clearance, they tend to also act as a convenient shelf to collect all the cr4p that gets flung off the front tyres. On the upside, they are easy to clean as your trouser leg does most of the work for you as you step over them. There's also the modesty aspect for your wife to consider when wearing a skirt. A mini skirt will end up as a belt when getting in whilst a pencil skirt just makes it impossible to get in. And then there's the horror of giving your Nan a lift - what has been seen cannot be unseen :D
 

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Welcome to the boards, this is definitely the right place to be. Congratulations on dropped the order down, what spec did you go with?
Admittedly I got a tick happy when sceccing the car...ended up with the driving assistance, metallic blue, intelligent lights, carbon fibre trim, night package, 360 camera. Currently on standard 19"s but tempted to go with the 20"s still not sure.
 

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Have a long think about the suitability of running boards, for most they are an exercise in form over function. There's nothing wrong with that but you are probably consigning yourself to a lifetime of stepping over the things when getting in or out of the car. Apart from lowering your offroad ground clearance, they tend to also act as a convenient shelf to collect all the cr4p that gets flung off the front tyres. On the upside, they are easy to clean as your trouser leg does most of the work for you as you step over them. There's also the modesty aspect for your wife to consider when wearing a skirt. A mini skirt will end up as a belt when getting in whilst a pencil skirt just makes it impossible to get in. And then there's the horror of giving your Nan a lift - what has been seen cannot be unseen
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That was graphic enough to help sway my argument, or should I get her a new mini skirt from Primark to test it out? Or on second thoughts; how about I just leave it out completely???
 
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