As posted on the Australia Whirlpool forum: https://whrl.pl/RfkqXG
My Dec'16 build GLC 250 petrol:
Aus option packs - COMAND, Vision, SC, AMG Line (Full safety options, steel springs though AMG brings stiffer coils, Vision-HUD, Moving glass in the roof, Intelligent LED headlights, SC-full electric adjust and heated front seats, AMG line mainly cosmetic features)
Polar White, 20" Bridgestone Duellers
32,000km. 2 years. Enjoyed every Km. It's a bit of a weekend warrior, so not an every day driver. Probably a bit more highway travel than the average sub-urban dweller. Also not in the big city so the urban travel is probably a bit more 'free flowing' as well. Year to date fuel consumption is 8.5ltrs per 100km, say 33mpg in the old money. Have seen 6.7 l/100km while driving Miss Daisy on a highway cruise. Generally around 10 l/100 around town …...so yeah I don't push it!
Tyre scrub very minimal at beginning, reduced as tyre tread reduced. No break squeal. No rattles except the rear seat ..which I fixed via some electrical tape around the seat latch pin. Very rarely I get high frequency vibration from the dash somewhere ...but then it disappears.
Noticed some outside edge tyre wear early on ….not bad, but have rotated the tyres every 10,000.
As supplied the tyre pressure was 41ps ,,not the placarded 32. Found that 32 is too low, both inside and outside tyre wear pattern. Have been running 37 …..but now think this might be a tad high ..will move to 35psi
Expecting 40-45K from the tyres ...maybe.
Now being very picky:
Not so good ………no like the run flat tyres
..I think, all evils can be placed on them.
My suspicions, are that they make tyre wear more prominent due to the stiffer side walls, drives the suspension in to the bump stops sooner rather than later, make the ride a bit harsher.
Sometimes get Blind Side indicator warning beeps around round-a-bouts.
That's it for the grumbles.
Very happy with the GLC, all who travel in it have good things to say.
Love the Cruise control with steering assist ..less stress on the highway!!!
It's really a culmination of all the things the vehicle does right ...you go just 'huh!
Sound, or lack of on a good road surface.
COMAND sound ..very happy with it.
Intelligent LED headlights ..amazing. Gearbox changes gears most of the time imperceptibly. Uncannily knows when to hold a gear on declines. You only notice the rare bad change ..because you notice it!!
Voice control in the COMAND/NAV ..is sometimes crazy right or crazy wrong ...but mostly right. Does take some effort in learning the correct syntax for the spoken commands though!
Auto dimming mirrors. Surround camera!! …. My garage is pretty tight fit ..this makes it a breeze.
Interior lighting at night.
Once, a car turned right, aggressively in front of me, into a side street. He was quick so really was never going to be contact, although it was close. The GLC went in to full emergency brake, pulled the seat belt hard against my chest ..gave me a bigger scare than the car crossing my path!!
…but when you think about it
....the GLC was preparing to save my life!
LOL.. Sorry if I got carried away.