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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (2006–2013)

Last updated 3 October 2016

What's good

Supremely comfortable.

Genuine seven-seater.

Immensely competent on and off road.

Very refined and luxurious.

GL420 CDI model is immense.

What to watch out for

Very big and blind at the back so must specify the rear parking camera system.

Centre seat double folds on the wrong side for kerbside egress from rearmost seats in RHD countries.

4-1-2012: G lue used to bond the panoramic glass roof can break down and allow water to run down the inside of the vehicle, knocking out the indicators, all dashboard warnings and controls, hazard, brake, in cabin lights and all exterior lights. Can cost over £2,000 to rectify.

1-12-2014: Mercedes Benz GL Class 2006-2012 shown to be the least reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's claims records.


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