2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
I loved this car from the minute we saw it. We were planning to buy Ford or Chevy, but once we stopped at the Mercedes dealer, we couldn't leave without this car. It is an absolute pleasure to drive. We had to have a rear shock replaced, but no other problems after 20 months. Brake pads were worn out after only 15,000 miles which was a shock and disappointment, especially when we found out the cost to replace them. Apparently this is normal for Mercedes brakes. It's a great car, but expensive maintenance.
3rd row flat fold and 3rd row leg room, overall quality, great acceleration, smooth ride, parking sensors are great, A/C gets cold instantly even on hottest days, overall interior comfort.
Plastic inserts in seats don't stay put and get lost, cruise lever too close to turn signal, 3rd row air vents s/b standard, high maintenance costs, 2nd row seats should have auto fold, power points should remain on when car is off for charging cell phones, pockets on back of front seats are flimsy.