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Loving The Vehicle
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By Clarence G.
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)


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Love the vehicle, handling, construction, interior space only drawback is that it seems that the dealerships have worked together to keep prices up on this vehicle.When You look at selling price in the Southern part of the Country prices are more realistic, by the way I have found some decent prices in NY. But I am looking for purchase in MA. so to have local service available. I will purchase one of these low mileage vehicles in the near future.


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3rd GL. Still an impressive vehicle
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Bill L.
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)


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This is our 3rd GL. We have owned a 2007 GL450, a 2011 GL550 and now a 2015 GL450. Each time we have test driven other vehicles and ended up back at the Mercedes dealer. PROs: Real 7 adult capacity - The back seat is a little of a climb but it can comfortably seat 2 reasonably sized adults for moderate distances. Drives less "trucky" that the truck-based SUVs - This is a unibody and therefore is not built on a truck frame. That allows for lower ride height and more stable feeling SUV with a lower lift height to put stuff in the back. Decent power and ride - This is a change from the old V8s and is a little more slow to respond when accelerating from a moderate pace (the old V8s were quicker) but it is still very reasonable for a vehicle this size. It is also a great highway cruiser with comfortable seats and non-fatiguing driving position. Many safety gizmos available - Lane departure warning, front impact warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic high beams, headlights that follow the curves all make for a safer ride. Interior - Although the electronics are not the best the interior is pretty darn nice. Leather wrapped dash, doors, real wood and solid overall feel to the controls and buttons. CONS: Expensive to fix/maintain - MB is one of the more expensive models to maintain. Just a fact. New sets of brakes/rotors every 30-40K miles, general maintenance in the $300-$500 range and this isn't a cheap car to own. Add in that it requires Premium Unleaded and this isn't a cheap vehicle Transmission can range from smooth to harsh - Usually, it shifts very smoothly but every once in a while it will hard upshift/downshift. All 3 I have owned have done this. It never inspired confidence but I ran my last one to 144K miles and it was still going strong when I traded it. Electronics are only ok - Nothing overly exciting about the NAV or Command system as a whole. It works but is a little clunky and low resolution. Summary: Safe, comfortable vehicle that performs well and feels like a luxury vehicle. Electronics are only okay and your wallet/pocketbook won't be thrilled but for some people that extra cost is worth it.


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Great vehicle just not for us
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By Mike Williams
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)


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We decided on something larger


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You like the GL550, it's garbage
17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By Rory
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Too many electronic issues...


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"Nothing but the best" what a joke
24 of 28 people found this review helpful
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By Grace Ann
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)


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The GL450 has so many problems, that dealers across the country and head quarters do not know how to fix, the customer frequently hears "we have no idea what is wrong or how to fix your problem." I had a Lexus LX 470 and as soon as I can get the Mercedes out of the shop, they have had it for 9 days, I am headed for Lexus and trading it in. The vehicle backfires on every cold start, a very dangerous situations. "Nothing but the best, the safest, technologically advanced;" far from it. Mercedes you are better than this. Step up your game and your customer service response. I was told today by Mercedes corporate customer care group "they had no idea when they would have an answer or solution to the backfire problem. When I said do you think you will know something by December, the regional claims manager stated "I have no idea." "Nothing but the best?" I will never recommend or buy another Mercedes.


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