What should I look for in a used Mercedes-Benz GLC estate?
The GLC will have been used in tight city-centre car parks, so it’s worth checking the bodywork for minor scuffs, as well as the alloy wheels for kerb damage, picked up in these places. Check also the operation of the seats, especially in the rear, since these will have been raised and lowered often.
What are the most common problems with a used Mercedes-Benz GLC estate?
Some GLCs have been known to make noises when full lock is applied and the steering also seem to be susceptible to a problem known as ‘crabbing’, where the wheels on one axle of the car appear to be out of alignment with those on the other. The speed with which dealers have dealt with this has also been a source of concern, so it’s worth checking if any remedial action has been applied to any car you might be looking at.
Is a used Mercedes-Benz GLC estate reliable?
The GLC finished seventh in the large SUV class in our most recent reliability survey. Most problems centred on non-engine electrics and all were fixed under warranty. Mercedes-Benz as a brand finished a disappointing 23rd place out of 32 manufacturers, though.