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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by MotoPL, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. MotoPL

    MotoPL New Member

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    Just got my first Merc and thought I'd say hello, so "Hello!"

    I have myself a GLC 350D AMG-Line Premium Plus (plus running boards, intelligent lights and 20" alloys) in Brilliant Blue. Absolutely love it!

    First thing I have to say is that the engine is sweet and more than makes up for the iffy mpg. Also the intelligent headlights are incredible - as most of my driving is on unlit lanes and B-roads, good lighting is essential.

    Was nearly put off buying it due to the well documented crabbing issue, but never noticed it on the test drive despite lots of tight manoeuvres, and the amount of full lock driving I do is negligible anyway. And of the alternative cars I looked at (X3 and Toureg), neither gave me the 'Wow' factor I got when I sat in the GLC.

    So 500 miles into ownership and I can't say I've noticed crabbing/juddering occurring even once - despite the freezing temperatures (and slush/ice) when I collected it. Only times I use full lock are turning into my parking space at work, and turning onto my drive at home (which is gravel anyway so not going to be an issue). But so far so good! (But will keep an eye on tyre wear)
     
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  2. AJD

    AJD Senior Member

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    Hi MotoPL, welcome to the forum and the world of MB :)
     
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  3. JBell

    JBell Senior Member

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    Welcome, epic engine to put in that car
     
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  4. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Welcome great choice and nice someone has chosen other than the usual 220, the 350 will work beautifully in that car
     
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  5. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome. Great choice getting the V6.
     
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    JBell Senior Member

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    I saw a 250 the other day ;)
     
  7. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Good point seen a few of those too, but very few 350s
     
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    JBell Senior Member

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    Never seen one, saw a 43 AMG last week being driven by a Creosoted Blond
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Sounds lovely :p;):)
     
  10. DREAMER NO2

    DREAMER NO2 Senior Member

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    That car sounds awsome . Just waiting for a dear relitive to give one to me .
    She is the owner of 4 of these beasts .
     
  11. keefysher

    keefysher Senior Member

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    Great colour choice on the bodywork, what interior colour?
     
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    MotoPL

    MotoPL New Member

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    My budget had run out before I could change from the standard black :)
     
  13. ANDREWSKIPTON

    ANDREWSKIPTON New Member

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    Hi

    I'm a newbie too to the forum! I'm a proud member of a 2015 C220 although I don't look after her as I should! Its a very reliable family car - looks like one too from the interior! I'm looking forward to reading the threads and other people's news!
     
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    Hi Andrew, welcome to the forum :)
     

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