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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?
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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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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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