Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes GLE estate?
Many GLEs will come with an air suspension system that can suffer expensive problems. These are relatively few and far between, thankfully, but if you’re looking at a car with the system fitted, it pays to make sure it rides smoothly, with no untoward harshness over bumps, and that you can feel the ride comfort change noticeably while you’re on the move when you switch between Comfort and Sport modes.
Also be wary of any suspension-related warning messages on the dashboard, such as ‘Please wait, car is rising’, which might come up when you start the car. These could point to leaks, which will take a bit of time to sort and could lead to a costly burnt-out compressor.