Eh. It’s getting old, and it’s too expensive.
October 18, 2018
Have a loaner car this week and it’s a huge step down from the GLC in terms of quality. The interior fittings include a lot of scratchy plastic, the headroom is nonexistent, with a few options on, this is a 40,000 car, which is outrageous as it shares tons of parts I recognize from my 2011 C class. The interiors in the C Class in the $40,000 range is far superior (best in the business in fact.) The transmission is fussy, and mpg isn’t what is advertised. It’s kinda fun to drive (maybe the reason for the mpg figure!) but it lacks certain trademark Mercedes features - it’s front wheel drive (or front-favoring AWD so it doesn’t feel like a Mercedes behind the wheel. It also doesn’t have the trademark floor-mounted gas pedal, so it doesn’t feel right underfoot either.
Do yourself a favor and get a C Class. Much better value, and a much more modern, powerful, efficient, comfortable alternative.