• DRUFFO4291 avatar DRUFFO4291 Posted: 9/13/2011 4:30pm PDT

    I find it hard to understand why so many models in the Mercedes line up offer such poor mpg. Their GLK 350, the smallest awd suv they offer mpg is stated at 16 /21. This is basically a four seater.
    Sure you can opt for their Blue-Tec diesel engine for about $ 1000.00 more for an additional 5-7 mpg. But where I live diesel fuel is 40-50 cents more per gallon so where's the savings ?

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 9/14/2011 10:38am PDT

    Thank goodness I am not the only one with this complaint. I keep saying Mercedes should have better efficiency and I am shouted down by Mercedes fans.

  • rroyce46 avatar rroyce46 Posted: 9/14/2011 11:15am PDT

    Great designs but as a recently retired 31 year new car salesman(16 with Mercedes-Benz)the biggest problem for new purchasers are the way the dealers charge for maintenance. In Canada B200 owner's only have to change oil every 15000 kilometers but it's pretty hard to get out of a dealership for less than $400 for an "A" service & about twice that the next one. BMW & Mercedes really overcharge for service.A recently retired BMW Salesman friend when asked if he wanted a great deal on a new 3 series as an ex-employee responded " I can't afford $6-800 for a service" & bought a Sonata.I am in the market soon & will probably get an Elantra for the same reason.I love Mercedes & will keep my wife's 92 500SL that we have an independent shop service.