This is a fun little SUV with power in reserve. First time I stepped on the gas, my face lit up like Christmas. Styling is fun, but not over the top. Missing a few bells and whistles, but the open throttle makes you quickly forget about all that. Mercedes does have some quirky mechanisms and the on board computer system is difficult at best while driving. Did I mention the fun speed factor? I am willing to overlook the quirks.
I have always been a BMW guy, perhaps leaning for a Porsche Cayenne at this time, but the GLC 43 AMG made me forget those brands even exist. For the price, it was the GLC 43 all the way.