* Space and performance * The family loved it * Two faults is unforgiveable...

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What Car? Staff
24 October 2008


Mercedes-Benz GL420 CDi

List Price 64,485
Target Price 61,115
Hot deals 57,145 (Drivethedeal.com)
Test started September 2007
Total mileage 23,483

Buying information
Price when new 63,872
Extras 20in alloys 560; reversing camera 360; Bluetooth phone connection 225; ventilated seats 600; Harman Kardon stereo 510; bi-xenon headlights 1100; keyless go 880; powered tailgate 400; rear DVD system 2080
Total price new 70,587
Current part-ex value 36,763

Running costs
Overall test economy 22.7mpg
Best fuel economy 27.9mpg
Worst fuel economy 14.8mpg
Official fuel economy 24.4
CO2/tax liability 307/35%
Contract hire 1324
Cost per mile na
Insurance group 20
Typical quote 963
Servicing and repair costs
Repairs Electromechanical valve body in the gearbox; signal acquisition module (both replaced under warranty)
Servicing 16,000 miles 284.76****