2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Consumer Review: Great Vehicle with poor reliab

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Diesel - Consumer Review

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Great Vehicle with poor reliability
By Pieter on


2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL320 CDI 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


I put 20,000 miles on it (the vehicle had about 6000 miles on it when I purchased it), and had it in the shop about 8 times. The compressor for the airmatic suspension went out at just 7000 miles. All the doorlocks failed and had to be replaced just 5000 miles later. Then the radio went haywire. Also the park tronic went bad and had to be fixed. At 25,000 miles the rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. These were just the major repairs. I just traded it in for a Lexus and hope to have better luck now. The great thing about the vehicle was the diesel engine. On long road trips I would average almost 30 miles to the gallon WOW ! I will miss this part.

Best Features

Fantastic Diesel engine. Comfortable seats, quiet highway ride.

Worst Features

Improve quality! A $70K vehicle needs to be reliable.
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