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2nd biggest piece of crap to wear the 3 pointed star
Unfortunately, our daily driver which needs to be left in the garage.
Terrible front tyre skip which M-B claims is a feature? I have read the brochure and can’t find any information on “this feature”. Local dealer claimed that front tyres were wearing ok at 9400 kms and at 11000 kms front tyres are scrubbed out. If you are considering buying one of these vehicles make sure that you drive it for an extended period. Like days, not hours.
Was offered an X3 M40 for $10,000 less and should’ve taken up the offer.
Also, be aware that you can’t fit a set of golf clubs in the boot sideways. You will need to fold down one of the rear seats.
Purchased in December 2019.
Factor in new tyres yearly (even at moderate kilometres)
Pathetic tyre shuddering on the GLC43. First set were replaced under warranty (in summer) so felt good for a while. Then winter kicked in and they were exactly the same.
Purchased in December 2016.
Wheel juddering engineering fault & excessive tyre wear
I've had my GLC 43 for almost 3 years now & done less than 19000 kms. The tyres have all worn out & I've been advised by our local Mercedes dealer who sold me the car that Mercedes are not interested in the excessive tyre wear & claim that the engineering fault which causes "juddering" on full lock at low speeds is not really a fault - but just a feature of the AMG SUVs. This issue has been well publicised & nobody except Mercedes seems to believe that it is "normal" for tyres to "jump over themselves" or "judder". The dealer also claimed that ...the excessive tyre wear was not due to "juddering" - but due to soft rubber compounds specified by Mercedes - which are well suited to the German autobahns - but not so well suited to Australian conditions. It appears that Mercedes couldn't care less about Australian usage & are not prepared to adapt their specs to those more suited to Australia. I'll be looking for a car manufacturer more in tune with Australian needs next time around.
Purchased in May 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $108,000.00.
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Bought the GLC63s in October last year
All good until the front tyres started to wear 8000km. Now cold and wet in Melbourne can’t even drive it around roundabouts and turn in to streets with out tyre skipping really bad. Mercedes don’t want to know about it.
Purchased in October 2018.
Severe Tyre Skipping....
Great car, however....
The car has developed after only 5000km a severe tyre skipping, after only 8000km the dealer told me the tyres are worn and I should change it. The skipping is so bad, that passenger feel unsafe and people turn heads. The tyre skipping happens when you steer sharp and at low speeds, for example into a parking lot. Mercedes says it is a characteristic of the car and nothing wrong with it! Not aaceptable for a $120k. GLC43
GLC43 perfect allrounder
GLC43 "AMG-lite" I use this to commute daily to work and all the family duties expected of a SUV. Great performance handling and noise in sport + mode. On the other hand when I am just cruising comfort and eco mode it provides a nice relaxed ride so the car has exceeded all my expectations. 18 months old now and 20,000kms and no problems. The front tyres were replaced free of charge due to the skipping, judder, crabbing issue which is a design 'feature', this fix has reduced the problem but not removed it.
2 year update (Apr-19):
This car goes...
Purchased in March 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $107,000.00.
The test drive I did.. the front tyre skip
I was interested in this car and then I did a test drive on a wet and cold June day.
Whilst I was doing a U turn, the front tyre clonk and clonk. It was very loud inside the cabin. The Mercedes sales person in the car told me it is a characteristic of the car. When someone say this behaviour is a characteristic of the car then you know it is B...S...
Later I found out they knew about the problem and they termed it Tyre Skipping. I heard that they are asking customers to sign waiver before they take delivery of the vehicle.
The varian...t that we test drove was GLC43 but apparently it can happen in all Right Hand Drive GLC. It only happens when tyre grip is marginal....think wet, cold, smooth concrete surface... Other than that, I have to say the car is great. Great value for money. But this characteristic does mean I wont be placing an order.
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||66 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||270kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||520Nm @ 2500-4500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
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