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Hi All,
Apologies if this the wrong section for this discussion, new to forum and hopefully going to be new to Mercedes.
Looking at a GLC 300d 2021 Premium Package car from our local dealer in Aberdeen. Obviously we cannot test drive just now, but what we have seen of the car we absolutely love, inside and out. The one sticking point is the possible crabbing issue (apologies again if this is the wrong chat, as this is mentioned a lot), has this issue been fixed on all non AMG models? And if not is it bad enough to avoid buying this car?? Never had a Mercedes before and there are many Crabbing reports on most forums regarding this issue.
Also, how does the 300d compare with the 220d? Is the 300 worth the extra cost?
Thanks
Steve
 

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you are correct, the crabbing issue fixed on non AMG so you will not have any issues. Go for it you will not regret it.
 

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Great car Steve and non-AMG models built after 2919 have the revised Steering Knuckles / Geometry. So shouldn’t be any crabbing issues 👍
 

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Great car Steve and non-AMG models built after 2919 have the revised Steering Knuckles / Geometry. So shouldn’t be any crabbing issues 👍
Thank you both for your replies, thats great news. Just have to work out a way to get a safe road test in these strange times.
 

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What is a “crabbing issue?” I have 2019 GLC300 and this is the first time I heard that. I love my GLC. When I get stressed from work, I take a break and take it for a drive. My wife said I just use work as an excuse to drive since I work from home and don’t have to drive into the office.
 

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What is a “crabbing issue?” I have 2019 GLC300 and this is the first time I heard that. I love my GLC. When I get stressed from work, I take a break and take it for a drive. My wife said I just use work as an excuse to drive since I work from home and don’t have to drive into the office.
I’m curious about crabbing too. in Jan 2019 bought a 2019 GLC 300 have had a few issues but dont know about crabbing
 

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The Crabbing Fault is primarily only a problem on Right-hand drive GLC’s, so not felt by Owners in the US

MB changed the steering geometry on the right-hand drive cars and also use a different front differential. This caused the Crabbing

Cars built after 2019 have revised steering struts / knuckles that have fixed the fault.
 

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Sorry, didn’t mean to cause any panic, I’ve been reading loads of forums and reports on this issue and was looking for some reassurance as we are really keen to buy the car.
My concerns have been perfectly answered above, so thanks again. How does the 300d handle and perform? Is the engine big enough for the car and can it get you out of trouble when required? We have loads of roads up here where you need a little extra when overtaking.

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Hi, I picked up a 300d AMG Line Premium yesterday, traded in my 2018 220D AMG Prem. The 220 really grew on me the longer we owned it, at first it was a nice enough car that did nothing fantastic but everything pretty well, but as time and miles went on it turned out to become the best car I've ever owned, its overall abilities in all conditions and types of road were fantastic, and it was definitely the most comfortable car for long journeys. 3 or 4 hrs behind the wheel and we would get out feeling like it had been a 1/2 hr journey.

2 days in and yes the 300 is a lovely car, better in some ways , a few obvious cost cuts from MB in others. Both cars are AMG Line Premiums so comparable.

The 300 engine is a beaut, even with only a handful of miles on, well 400 or so now, it's def a bit smoother and less noticeable than the 220, and I got an indicated 51mpg on the mainly motorway journey back from the dealer. Can't say if it's quicker etc as am sort of running it in so haven't had it on any sort of significant throttle opening yet

My 22o had the steering knuckles replaced under warranty, the 300 hasn't shown any sign of the crabbing and today I did have to do a few 360s on full lock at a couple of mini-roundabouts so I can confirm that it looks like that little issue is sorted form build now, the 300 is running on Michelin Latitude Sport 3s.

Ask anything else you want to know about a 220 to 300 switch ..

Andy
 

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If al things being equal for both US and European model, the 300d model should have a sport and sport+ mode. If you need to quickly accelerate quickly, either of these modes will do it.
 

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If al things being equal for both US and European model, the 300d model should have a sport and sport+ mode. If you need to quickly accelerate quickly, either of these modes will do it.
Thanks Stargazer, looks like we are picking the car up this weekend. Been reading loads of reviews and forum posts so really looking forward to getting behind the wheel now. Nice to know the 300d has that little extra power when required.
 

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I had a 220d, but now own a 300d. The only differences I find are the obvious ones - fuel consumption not so good, but more power/better acceleration. Definitely prefer the 300d.
 

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Picked up the GLC 300d premium line 10 days ago and love everything about it so far. Plenty of room for the family and plenty of room for the dogs travel crate in the boot. Pleasantly surprised at how quick it can be when and if required. Controls and gadgets will take a wee bit of getting used to, but loving everything about the interior.
 
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