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#1 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 06:47 AM
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Tire Replacement on the New GL450

I have a 2007 GL 450, 13K miles (18 months old) and was just told the tires are bald. I am wondering if others have had to replace the tires this early on the car's life.
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I also have a 2007 GL 450. One year old with 21,000 miles. Tires still showing good tread. Should go to 30K or 35k.
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Our 4x4 Contacts are also bald after 13K and 15 months. Continental says these are "High Performance" tires and only last 8,000-12,000 miles. What a non-sense. High or Low performance, it is not acceptable. I will have to contact MBUSA for the final scoop.
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Our 4x4 Contacts are also bald after 13K and 15 months. Continental says these are "High Performance" tires and only last 8,000-12,000 miles. What a non-sense. High or Low performance, it is not acceptable. I will have to contact MBUSA for the final scoop.
my 4 x4 wore on the inside on all 4. Noticed tire noise at 11000 miles. Tire shop said all the GL's eat tires. Dealer is denying. Said I should have rotated them. Common sense tells me if they are all 4 wearing regardless of what corner they are, what good will rotating them do?
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I still have a little tread left on my GL450 19 inch 4x4 Contacts at 24,500 miles now trying to decide if I should replace these or get some nice aftermarket wheels

I do know however that high performance tires have softer rubber for better sticking and do wear faster.

I am totally happy to have gotten 24,000 miles out of these I have an Acura NSX that eats through rear tires every 5,000 miles and I drive it like an old lady.
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Continental must have made a deal with Mercedes

I too have an '07 GL 450 with 14,000 miles and Continental tires that are in need of replacement. My dealer tries to act as if this type of tire wear is normal, yet at the same time acts as if no one else has ever complained about it, which I find difficult to believe. They have definitely been instructed to respond with the standard answer when they are confronted with complaints: the tire wear depends on how aggressively the car is driven, and due to the heavy weight of the car. In my case, my wife drives the car very gently, so that is not the cause. And I have several friends with Lexus, Range Rovers, Escalades and other SUVs that are equally heavy, yet have tires that are 30,000+ miles old.

I don't really need the "soft rubber, high performance" aspect of the original Continentals, so I will probably replace them with some longer wearing tires from tirerack.com, at less than 1/2 the price the dealer wants to charge ($1000) to replace them. This is a very sore point with myself and Mercedes, and will definitely weigh in my decision when I am thinking of a new car.
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I have a 2007 GL 450, 13K miles (18 months old) and was just told the tires are bald. I am wondering if others have had to replace the tires this early on the car's life.

The GL450 and its ML counterparts are bad cars. Period!
My GL450's tires started playing up at 14000 miles, so did my wife's 07 ML.
These two cars have been nothing but trouble.
Whatever you do, DON't Buy these crappy cars.
The dealer was also asking me to test drive the new GLK which i am sure is even more crappy!
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you too

just bought mine a few months ago, tires looked ok, but after a few thousand miles , (17K on truck) the tires and ride quality are terrible, especially up north with snow, No good replacement tires
available, thinking bout going to 20". lots more choices. Seems most of these trucks dont get over 25k on tires. very dissapointing
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Try the Toyo's. My 19's were always going at about 12k miles. Way too soon. I switched to teh toyo's 11 months ago and can't even see any wear yet. They do have a bit more noise, but my wife says only I would notice. Over all I give thme a 9 out of 10.
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