The most comfortable car and powerful
May 17, 2018
We saved for three years to buy this car, our dream car. Leather seats are so easy to clean, with many comfort settings. Coming from owning a minivan, i felt it would be claustrophobic so we have it with three glass roofs, one over each seating row. The engine is beautiful. We have the 350 Blue tec Diesel and it reminds me of a big kitty with a deep purr. It loves to work- we have the factory installed towing package and the engine doesn't feel it when we tow a large trailer, just shifts through its paces like a breeze. Like any MB vehicle, it's expensive to repair so keep it under warranty. at 80k miles we have had to replace the turbo and Adblue heater. Of course both of these are unique to the diesel engine, but i wouldn't own a gas version of this for the world. The diesel fuel economy on this baby is fantastic, you wouldn't think its an SUV. Biggest drawbacks are the space. the third row seating is cramped for an adult. Like most SUV I suppose. it is impossible to use 2 carseats simultaneously AND use the third row seating. They cannot fit in the third row because there is no legroom for the child, and if you put two carseats in the middle row, then the center seat is only good for a small child, and you would need to remove one of the carseats every time you wanted to access the third row. A xxxx of a time.
next problem, if you DO have all seats occupied, the rear storage compartment is minuscule. NO way to fit anything back there at all unless the third row seats are folded down.
Overall I love my GL-350. We have made several cross country trips with it and its nice to arrive at ones destination without being bloody sore. It goes 900 miles before needing a fill-up, and you will feel like a boss the whole way.