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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at buying a 2007 GL450 - advice?

Hey guys,

I've been around the W210 forum a while, but we are considering adding a 2007 GL450 to our stable. I've driven the vehicle and I like it. It has 81,000 KM on it from highway driving and it will come with an extended 3 year warranty to 160,000 KM. Buying from the MB dealer.

Any caveats I need to know about this one? I'm going to read this forum but my time is tight (may make a decision tomorrow).

TIA!

C.

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looking for the same info. trading our ML350 for a third row - but i have more time on my hands than the OP
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 06:40 PM
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Hey guys,

I've been around the W210 forum a while, but we are considering adding a 2007 GL450 to our stable. I've driven the vehicle and I like it. It has 81,000 KM on it from highway driving and it will come with an extended 3 year warranty to 160,000 KM. Buying from the MB dealer.

Any caveats I need to know about this one? I'm going to read this forum but my time is tight (may make a decision tomorrow).

TIA!

C.
I've had a 2007 GL450 for almost 3 years now, and it's been a great vehicle. I don't know of any caveats to keep an eye out for in regards to issues, but there have been some common problems that surfaced with the first year model (cam shaft sensors, some air suspension problems with the very early models, etc.). All the problems people talked about were covered under warranty, so I have to believe the extended warranty would cover any of these things as well if the truck hasn't been through it yet.

As far as features/upgrades, I love the Keyless Go, Premium 1, xenons and trailer hitch. If I was ordering one now, I'd also make sure it had the distronic as I do a lot of highway miles, and the drivers of Ohio can't seem to find the right lane, so I'm stuck turning off cruise control regularly. I would also look at making sure the cold weather features are in place as those leather seats are cold in the winter.

All in all, you'll love the truck, so buy it if you're getting a good price.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Bought!

Thanks guys, esp. Sheff.

Well, I didn't get the original one I posted about, but instead I got lucky and pulled the trigger on a nicer 2007 GL450. Black on black leather, fully loaded (every single option I think). 52,000 KM on the clock, Star Certified.

Got a good price and just have to go and pick it up. Will post some pics later.

I'm stoked!

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hello, im about to buy a 2007 gl450 it has 100,000..any advise before buying...I do have 2more Mercedes ..but never an suv ..can anyone tell anything about the gl450...thanbks
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Have it scanned for codes PRE-PURCHASE. Not just OBD-II codes, but Mercedes codes. I bought an icarsoft MBII scanner and it scans all the Benz systems for errors.

We bought our 2007 GL450 with 66k back in 11/2016. Now it's at about 96K. My chief regret is how I hesitated and finally did NOT buy an extended warranty. GET ONE! All of my Airmatic shocks had been replaced at least once. I have the intake tumbler issue that I still haven't fixed. Nothing that would strand me, but lots of niggling little fixes and sensors that go wrong. The peeling window trim on a $70k vehicle.

As for power and driving, I LOVE it, and find it hard to consider trading down to something less complicated. So dig and dig for info and bugs and service history first, and BE SURE to buy a warranty.
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Amen on the warranty. I purchased the extended warranty and a week later I upgraded the coverage. I have only had to use it twice. The first time was for the thermostat and that was covered. The second was for a faulty sunroof switch on the overhead console. That was also covered (thatís a $1000+ part). I also have the intake manifold issue and that is not covered. I currently have a stored code for that, but no CEL. I have no performance issues either so I may decide to let that ride. Now on the other hand the dealer is offering a 500.00 coupon off of a $1000.00 repair if I get it done next month when I have my airbag replaced. Good luck.


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