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A 2-wheel Gas Guzzler!
7 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By foolcertified
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Leased a 2-wheel drive 2011 GLK-350 from Caliber Motors w/bad lease tuin April this year to replace the 2008 E350 due to too many unsafe blind spots. After driven 3 months of the GLK-350, here are my personal driving experience of this half-breed SUV:Pros:Not too high, not to low, the height is just about right, not too many blind spots as the 2008 E350, better visibility, quiet, good chairs, maneuverability okay Cons:A terrible 2-wheel drive GAS GUZZLER!Gas consumption worse than E350, worse than 1999 ML320.Soft brakes, hesitant accelerating, ugly side mirrors,rear blind spots,worst turning radius, stupid GPS navigator,knob control,small screen,a German JOKE! Bad heat penetrating moon roof


Favorite Features

Cup Holders, large container under elbow rest. Nice body-contoured driver/passenger chairs


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage, GPS navigator, Brakes, Accelerator, moon roof with darker, thicker blinds, more pitch-dark glass to block the sun to reduce the heat coming down from the roof top. Steering wheel with better finish workmanship, no more sharp thread behind the steering wheel.


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Better than our former 2008 E350
7 of 57 people found this review helpful
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By whoever
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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We just returned and terminated our 3-year leased 2008 E350 5 months earlier last week and decided to lease this 2-wheel drive GLK-350. We have driven the E350 for the 3rd year but could never get used to it, because every time we got into it, we felt cramped and always got the phobia with lot of blind spots all around, its wheel base is too long to make easy turns into any shopping center entrance opening, as the right rear wheel would often hit and ride on the curb and keep damaging the wheel rim and the tire. The E350 drive side rear-view mirror is equipped with a dark auto-dim film, so it makes the driving at night often impaired and dangerous, and it's a very stupid over-killed fixture.


Favorite Features

What we like most of the GLK-350 is its great visibility and agile drive train. Not like the E350 when tried to change lanes on the freeways or the city streets, blind spots and the always hesitant sluggish half second delays making the lane change and accelerate always difficult and dangerous. This GLK-350, even powered with 2-wheel drive is a totally different story, none of the problems we experienced on the E350 existed.


Suggested Improvements

Stupid design of the GPS navigation system again by the brain-dead MB GPS naigation system designers again! They've stick to the stupid push-button-knobs worst GPS navigation system for the last decade but still failed to come up a better and perfect GPS navigation system. The only thing they've improved is the higher position of the screen, but when driving, the driving direction is always facing downward, and the female voice is such a disgusting old witch-bitch-like hoarse and corse female voice! The driving direction arrow should be facing upward to give a logic sense of driving direction, how in the world it's facing downward and giving a backward driving feeling? And the godawful voice


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Autobahn crusing (in real life)
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By mhoffman2
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Picked up a GLK 350 2WD on overseas delivery in Stuttgart in late March and drove it around southern Germany for a week. Autobahn crusing was effortless, but had to keep it down for breakin mileage. Car was quiet as a vault, controls were intuitive and easy to use. Visibility and comfort were remarkable. Rear luggage area was large enough on the floor for two HUGE suitcases (loaded to maximum airline capacity). Cannot wait for the car to arrive at the dealer. Would highly recommend overseas delivery. 2 for 1 Lufthansa airfare, 7% off the sticker, no destination charge, 2 free nights in $300 plus/night true luxury hotels, 15 days free insurance, full tank of gas, tour of factory, etc. Great.


Favorite Features

Flawless fit and finish. Smooth engine and transmission. Intuitive controls. Feel of quality and value. Comfortable seats and great visibility


Suggested Improvements

Option packages too expensive (avoided all but sunroof and upgraded stereo). Rear seat slightly tight, although adequate for average adults.


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This Benz is a Babe
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Mr. M.
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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First, I am not into labels, so the MB brand name was not top of mind when I discovered this gem. It has an incomparably smooth ride, is very pleasing on the eye and is loaded with great features at a reasonable price (as far as luxury vehicles go). Just got back from the desert and on a very windy day, this solid vehicle didn't sway or feel pushed. It has good pick- up and I can't wait to finish reading the manuals to learn all the gadgets. Looking forward to a long relationship.


Favorite Features

The interior is beautiful and loaded with features. The AMG package really makes the exterior pop.


Suggested Improvements

Although the interior has dual zone controls, I don't believe you can synchronize them to the same temp (I read the Canadian version has this feature). Would have liked that.


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glk tank
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By glk girl
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I've only had it for a short time but so far it is a blast to drive. It feels very solid, handles like a sports car, reeks of quality and durability, and is actually not too bad on gas. Not as good as my Eclass, but still decent for a truck. I wanted an SUV type of a vehicle but not a vehicle that was too big or too clumsy. This is the perfect car for me and just makes sense. The utility of an SUV with the handling of a sports car and not a major gas hog like other larger SUVs. The cabin is extremely quiet while driving in varied road conditions, and that's even with the 20 inch AMG wheel package. The navigation is easy to use and the sound system is fantastic.


Favorite Features

AMG package, Navigation, panorama roof, power liftgate, SIRIUS, Ipod connection, and I really like the ease of using the steering wheel controls to scan through the cluster display. That is a very handy feature.


Suggested Improvements

Gas Mileage. But that's true of most cars these days. For what it is, I think it does okay. Also, offer the black burl wood trim for GLK. Right now you get either natural burl, or aluminum. My black interior would look so much better if it had the black burl trim.


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