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Old 11-09-2019, 06:06 PM
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Looking for a new daily driver. Currently have a Porsche Macan S that's been an excellent vehicle. Had decided to just buy another Macan but stumbled across a MB GLC 43 AMG. It's a 2019 and was a dealer executive car so it has CPO warranty. 4.5 years left bumper to bumper with unlimited miles.

Wanted to see if anybody had any experience with this vehicle. Never owned a MB before but it seems like a pretty nice ride. I put about 35,000 miles per year on my daily driver so the CPO warranty is pretty important to me.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:17 PM
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Can’t help you, as I prefer Ferrari’s.

Maybe if you need thoughts on a Maybach?

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Old 11-10-2019, 05:24 AM
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There are several reviews online by the major car magazines........several of the reviews have owner comments----all of which seem to support it is a good to very good ride with very good performance.

I have owned 2 MB's (E320 and now a GLC300). Generally the interior quality is very good and the paint holds up very well.......some of the colors are is very attractive.

My experience with MB service is that it is expensive, and that the cars seem to have annoying little things break or fail to work......generally MB will get it fixed after several tries.
After my latest episode with the service department on a warranty matter (on the GLC300) we purchased SOB for our next car. It is highly unlikely we will ever own another MB after this current car is replaced.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Can’t help you, as I prefer Ferrari’s.

Maybe if you need thoughts on a Maybach?

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I was going to buy one but Geico said my insurance was going to increase $15 per month so I said no way man.
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If a Porsche is your "daily driver", what's your weekend ride?
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MB is a good all a round vehicle , less sporty than the Porsche . The lower the level of the benze the less luxury you get . You could likely get a lease returned Macan base for a good value and just pound it out and see how it goes ? I have a 17 macan s and its a sweet vehicle . Not sure the base would be much less car . Don't forget about BMW , that's a cross between MB and Porsche .
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If a Porsche is your "daily driver", what's your weekend ride?
It’s normally a New Holland tractor.
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I've owned a few Benzs and they make a great car for comfort, performance, etc. Generally the rub is reliability, resale, service costs. So you have to decide if that matters to you.

See if you can buy a transferable extended warranty that will go to whoever you sell the car to. Will make it much easier to get rid of when you're ready to.

Good luck.
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MB is a good all a round vehicle , less sporty than the Porsche . The lower the level of the benze the less luxury you get . You could likely get a lease returned Macan base for a good value and just pound it out and see how it goes ? I have a 17 macan s and its a sweet vehicle . Not sure the base would be much less car . Don't forget about BMW , that's a cross between MB and Porsche .
I started out looking at the X3, X4, and X5 but have noticed a ridiculous number of them for sale with lemon/buy-back titles. Also notice that every soccer mom around this area is driving one.

I would definitely like another Macan but would like to try something different this time. Also like the SQ5 but they are harder to find. Checked out the Q7 as well. Very nice but also very vanilla.

I’m sure whatever I buy, I’ll be disappointed by the sound of the cold morning start. The Macan sounds evil at first fire.
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
I've owned a few Benzs and they make a great car for comfort, performance, etc. Generally the rub is reliability, resale, service costs. So you have to decide if that matters to you.

See if you can buy a transferable extended warranty that will go to whoever you sell the car to. Will make it much easier to get rid of when you're ready to.

Good luck.
Thanks. Definitely need to go the CPO route. All have 5 or 6 year unlimited mile bumper to bumper warranties. I put lots of miles on them so the warranty is key.
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My family owns a large city Lexus dealership, and they very often take Mercedes' in on trades. All Mercedes trades are wholesaled to high line used car dealers due to too many having mechanical problems, and the repairs are often expensive. The local Mercedes dealer parts department seldom has the parts needed to fix them too.

If someone's wanting to drive late model German motorcars, they do best to have an independent mechanic shop take care of their service needs. Modern cars just have such complicated electronics that shade tree mechanics don't have the knowledge to diagnose and fix common problems. There are ex-luxury dealership mechanics shops in most markets.

I was in the car business 24 years, but have been retired 11 years. Cars produced by all German auto manufacturers should be under some kind of warranty or extended service plan, as I have no desire to take the responsibility to maintain and pay for their repairs. They just are not that durable any longer.
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