Great driving car
This vehicle is approaching 3 years old and has travelled 95000 km. We are on the second set of tyres (first set at 80000 km) and front brake pads at 60000 km. 80% of our driving is country driving. Current life fuel economy is at 7.3 litres per 100 km. Has been serviced every 25000 km from new at Bunbury at more than reasonable costs when compared to my Volvo and Land Rover vehicles in the past. This vehicle is my third Merc although the first GLC.
Purchased in October 2017.
What a triumph of style over substance. POS.
After 19 months and 38,000km we are now buying a third pair of front tyres at $560 each. Read the UK enthusiasts' forums about the frankly unacceptable steering geometry. It seems to be only the right hand drive cars that skip and scrub the expensive tyres into dust. Mercedes of course acts concerned, gets the car into the shop for a day with no improvement.
Otherwise, the 350d is too much engine using too much turbocharging for performance. The result is a very notchy, laggy acceleration reminiscent of a first generation '70s turbo car. Leav...ing the lights you get pushbike performance until the turbo spins up, then you get Saturn V. Then you get the side eye from your passengers. Apart from all of that, who thought that having the gear selector where most cars have the indicators was a good idea? It’s entirely possible to, without thinking, select neutral when intending a left turn indication. If you are stopped when you do that you’ll get reverse. Ergonomics much? One final thing: the cruise control will apply the rear brakes to maintain selected speed going downhill. The result is needing new rear brakes at 30,000 km. The day my lease expires I'm getting another Lexus.
Purchased in October 2018.
Great Car, with Plenty to Give !!
Just traded from a BMW X5 to this Sports 350D turbo diesel. Smaller size wise but plenty of added features, smooth to drive and has that added grunt when you need it. The left hand turning knuckles needed changing to fix the excessive left side tyre wear, which Mercedes covered as part of the warranty, free of charge. Hoping, to continue having it for a little while longer.
Purchased in April 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||66 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||190kW @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque||620Nm @ 1600-2400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017|
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