Why the GL-Class is the Worst Mercedes Made in the Last Decade

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  • My dad has a gl500 2010

    E7Axy RBLXE7Axy RBLX3 päivää sitten
  • Hi hovie you could probably make more if you just sell the car for parts because the part on the car looked Quite good

    Bmw M5Bmw M54 päivää sitten
  • Does it cost a lot to import trees to your state?

    Tilc RekcilTilc Rekcil5 päivää sitten
  • These are so bad, a used car salesman talked me out of buying one and let me leave the lot without a car. lol

    Cocoy CCocoy C6 päivää sitten
  • if this was a gasoline the owner would be burned long time ago ,, but diesel is hard to ignite

    MUHAMMED KHMUHAMMED KH6 päivää sitten
  • I own a w211 e320 cdi v6 the car has been mantained and it has on it 240.000km still running strong these engines are great atleast in europe

    Nikola GnjaticNikola Gnjatic7 päivää sitten
  • The CLA is a horrible awful thing that was made for the European PCP (Peasant Contract Purchase) market for those that put £1000 down and pay £300 a month. They wouldn't know a proper Mercedes even if it ran up the back of them.

    zm321zm3217 päivää sitten
  • People need to put kids on a bus. The cars dropping kids off are what make up a majority of rush hour traffic.

    Niel BarnesNiel Barnes8 päivää sitten
  • Ahhh so thats why I dont see these anymore even though they arent that old

    CRAPO2011CRAPO20119 päivää sitten
  • "dee-sill" You Americans are cute.

    William HicksWilliam Hicks11 päivää sitten
  • Thanks. Another one to avoid.

    Buzz PedrottiBuzz Pedrotti11 päivää sitten
  • @6:49 Normal for a Merc, just like the bill. ;)

    Red PhoenixRed Phoenix12 päivää sitten
  • So Mercedes are the Cadillac of germany? Quality wise

    C.HC.H13 päivää sitten
  • It can't be "the worst Mercedes built in the last 10 years" when you're saying this in 2021 and you're talking about a 2008 car. The dumbest automotive channel on FIboth indeed!

    No Trucks GivenNo Trucks Given13 päivää sitten
  • That's why I don't get the allure. Expensive to buy and own. Even if I have money to burn I still wouldn't want one 🤢🤮

    mark williamsmark williams13 päivää sitten
  • That's from the worst design era of Mercedes, between 2005 and 2013 every single model was a primitive styling disaster. Since previous generation of S class things got instantly much better.

    Jędrzej FranekJędrzej Franek14 päivää sitten
  • 3k for a service?! Lol these things are money pits

    F. Flores 2500F. Flores 250014 päivää sitten
  • If I'm paying that much for a Mercedes SUV, it better be built in Germany.

    Jay SimJay Sim15 päivää sitten
  • LS swap it and put coilovers in it

    Casteem HoldinCasteem Holdin15 päivää sitten
  • Try to look at the fuel lines coming from and too the fuel filter, over time they get cooked and have tiny cracks that spray fuel like that. Just put the ignition in on position and don't start the engine and after a few seconds you will see the lines from the tank inflated from the pressure the pump is building. Just repeat on - lock ignition with a 30sec delay in lock position to bulid enough pressure to spot the leak. But don't start the engine and leave it to idle if u got fuel on the exhaust and dpf because if unlucky it decides it needs a regeneration, even in idle it will bring exhaust gas temperature between 250-500°C and in hot days even 800 degrees witch may ignite fuel and oil or even dry grass ! . Lot's of good luck and health I wish u guys from România!

    H. A.H. A.16 päivää sitten
  • I know how to repair that gl very well!

    H. A.H. A.16 päivää sitten
  • What happened to the car in the end ? is there a follow-up video ?

    donny tarbertdonny tarbert16 päivää sitten
  • Bought an '07 ML63 AMG (W164) with 58K miles for $24K. The car had lived an easy life in Newport Beach and was very clean. Thought I was getting a good deal at the time. Of course...not even 1500 miles later the dashboard lights lit up like a Christmas tree and the gears were slipping. What I learned was the transmission life for the AMGs is a lot shorter than on the ML350's (I had an '09 model too) due to the far higher HP & torque. $19K dealer estimate to replace the transmission was heartbreaking. After a good deal of searching I was able to get it rebuilt for $6500 plus a 3 year warranty via private mechanic. Since then the only other issue has been front right air suspension replacement for $1K. It hasn't been cheap, but I've taken it on multiple family trips well over 1K mile roundtrip each & it's become a beloved family SUV that my son will soon inherit.

    bhongtasticbhongtastic17 päivää sitten
  • I saw a similar one catch fire in the engine bay last year, not surprised.

    albert wahomealbert wahome19 päivää sitten
  • I own 2010 gl320 blue tech best Mercedes i ever owned i never had any problems with it

    ayvin oayvin o19 päivää sitten
  • Built in the USA for the USA market enough said. No one wants them in europe lol

    ededdynovaededdynova21 päivä sitten
  • Sold the GL and bought a BMW X5 for better reliability.. 😂😂😂

    HP WANGHP WANG21 päivä sitten
  • Must be the diesel version that’s a lemon, my parents have a 2012 gl450 and it’s been a tank. So far it’s got around 140,000 and they have only had to replace the transfer case, a couple of the air suspension bags, and the trunk latch in its lifetime which is pretty good for a luxury German SUV

    Alex BishopAlex Bishop22 päivää sitten
  • Pretty curious what the reason is for this massive leakage - maybe the diesel filter was mounted wrong - anyway it looks quite scary, even though diesel will not ignite as fast as gasoline..

    Pe PaPe Pa22 päivää sitten
  • I had a 2007 Mercedes Benz GL just like that it was the biggest POS i had.

    MutaalMutaal23 päivää sitten
  • Only if this car was made in Germany it would’ve been the best GL class

    KidWithGlassesKidWithGlasses23 päivää sitten
  • Love the previous owner's story. They have a dog of a car, and desperate to get rid of it get a trade-in price from a BMW dealer. Presumably they were insulted by the offer, as they decided to keep the car in the end. What makes you think the car is worth anything to anyone else when you're desperate to sell it?

    Jonathan MJonathan M23 päivää sitten
  • Burn it. You already got it covered in fuel anyways.

    Autobahn Vault, LLCAutobahn Vault, LLC23 päivää sitten
  • Get a decent flashlight .

    Ioannis TremmosIoannis Tremmos23 päivää sitten
  • Need update...!!!

    Alex GarageAlex Garage24 päivää sitten
  • This is worrisome. There is a Eastern European company that developed a line of Diesel aircraft engines. That has been bought out by Continental Aircraft engines. They were developed from Mercedes Diesel engines, like this one right here.

    Gadget0343Gadget034324 päivää sitten
  • Very difficult for raw diesel to catch fire under those circumstances. I think 🤔 he is a little bit over the top. Done it to us, We could and would use it as an EMS vehicle in Guatemala. Look at the real old land cruiser I used in the video THE GUARDIAN ANGEL OF GUATEMALA. here in FIboth. It was an 87 diesel land cruiser. Bad to the bone, but broke

    Jorge ChiuJorge Chiu24 päivää sitten
  • GL built like a Panther tank...

    RussianThunderrrRussianThunderrr24 päivää sitten
  • At least it dont burned like your Ferrari or bleed to death Like your Porsche

    SKY LINERSKY LINER26 päivää sitten
  • Why is wizard reminding me of bubbles

    jacob wilkiejacob wilkie26 päivää sitten
  • Mercedes reliability is a fucking myth! Yes the old ones were built really well but that’s a by gone era!

    supersonicsegax1supersonicsegax126 päivää sitten
  • *German engineering.* 🤦‍♂️😂🤣😂

    AL IanAL Ian26 päivää sitten
  • From 2006 i have only diesel merceded cars.. e clas ML CLS e w212estate, now w213 estate 220d

    Jānis LiepiņšJānis Liepiņš28 päivää sitten
  • I'll take the motor, I want to do a diesel swap in my Xterra unless it's crazy complicated

    Justin DigitalJustin Digital28 päivää sitten
  • Tyler I'm guessing you sold your Excursion you should have kept that not bought this

    kingkobrakingkobra28 päivää sitten
  • Try the gl450... of course the diesel will suck ass lol

    George ____George ____28 päivää sitten
  • Hoovie: "wife and I share a car for a while" Cars in Hoovie's Garage: "Are we a joke to you?"

    antharroantharro29 päivää sitten
  • No wonder these GLs are cheap on the used market.

    NO_EYES_ON_MENO_EYES_ON_ME29 päivää sitten
  • Lol what do you expect at 200k miles?

    The truth ПравдаThe truth Правда29 päivää sitten
  • I had one of those cars! Ran good like a champ! And it’s had very high miles! Only thing mine was 450 gasoline! But diesel should be even better and more reliable!

    The truth ПравдаThe truth Правда29 päivää sitten
  • This model of Mercedes is made in USA.

    Michal KucMichal KucUukausi sitten
  • Bought an 07 GL320 for my wife (at the time) a few years ago. I own a mechanic shop and it immediately needed a transfer case and a pair or arnott front struts. She loved it and it drove great (167k at purchase). She hits me with a divorce not soon after, and wants to keep the Benz I bought her. Fine, whatever. In a years time, she takes it to another euro shop and drops 10 thousand bucks on it! The ac compressor gave out and she got a $4K Estimate and called me up. She was throwing in the towel and wanted to dump it. I gave her 2,500. A $500 compressor kit later and I have a truck for the most part I love driving. Has 250ish K miles on it and needs the engine dropped and resealed, but that’s not hard for me. I want to make it into an overland type rig when I get some spare time. 10/10 would not recommend one for an average person.

    Oliver RaffaelliOliver RaffaelliUukausi sitten
  • bro razor blade inside of engine compartment + massive oil leaks = purpose sabotage by someone haha like not even joking

    Martin ŠimičevićMartin ŠimičevićUukausi sitten
  • Over the weekend Hoovie sold the GL.

    the Thomas Jthe Thomas JUukausi sitten
  • We had a customer stop in our store with one of these cars. It went up in flames while parked . Just at the dealer for repairs the day before for a leak.

    Patrick GartmannPatrick GartmannUukausi sitten
  • Hoovie, your worst cars are your best cars. I feel your pain, without having to the feel the pain.

    MIchael HMIchael HUukausi sitten
  • you know yourself the older diesel Mercedes' are the bomb...

    arthur soctomaharthur soctomahUukausi sitten
  • This truck is like those Cadillac northstars. Best-selling car, nice seats 💺. Yet leaking oil like a basket. Blown head gaskets. No shop willing to fix it.

    olds Auroraolds AuroraUukausi sitten
  • Incase it's any help, my CLK270CDI had a fuel line on the front of the engine that was slightly rubbing on one of the belts, leaking fuel.

    Kasra Z SKasra Z SUukausi sitten
  • ummmmmm....Diesel fuel does not catch fire

    Nikola OrbovicNikola OrbovicUukausi sitten
  • Why not just send it to J & J?

    DennisDennisUukausi sitten
  • Need to inject some uv dye and trace it.

    MrMoss786MrMoss786Uukausi sitten
  • Hoovie: "wife and I share a car for a while" Meanwhile, at The Wizard's.......

    Stephen HarperStephen HarperUukausi sitten
  • Commenting late, don't care what you say these creatures are just misunderstood! Sell it to me I'd love it!

    R. MoralesR. MoralesUukausi sitten
  • I love my 2011 C300 sport and am glad I still have it after 90,000 miles.

    Thomas K Dennis Jr.Thomas K Dennis Jr.Uukausi sitten
  • Not all GLs were diesels tho

    CapitanBluebeardCapitanBluebeardUukausi sitten
  • Oil leak is below the turbo couple of O rings on the cooler, 50c, hours of fun to fix and the studs snap off usually flush 😣😣😣

    mazdamanmazdamanUukausi sitten
  • German design and reliability.......

    mazdamanmazdamanUukausi sitten
  • Any German car that is not built in Germany I would not dare to buy it lol

    Money ManMoney ManUukausi sitten
  • Diesel does make a decent heler fpr a fire to start if u do it right

    spencer hoytspencer hoytUukausi sitten
  • My dad still has his 2010 GL 500 and he says he loves it too much to sell it

    Walter SandileWalter SandileUukausi sitten
  • Buy a BMW diesel, I love my 2011 x5 so much, and it's been absurdly reliable (mostly because the entire cooler, different, and Def injection system magically fell of at some time when I hit a pothole.). I know you hate BMWs, but the m57 is such a great engine, and makes a ton of torque with deletes and a tune.

    DucDucSTFUDucDucSTFUUukausi sitten
  • I wanted to buy this car...after I owned the dreadful ML class.

    LabGorillaLabGorillaUukausi sitten
  • Nice Ford Escape

    ghostdog662ghostdog662Uukausi sitten
  • GL is a great SUV, but u are buying it with 200,000 Miles, and u expect it to run perfectly? C-mon buddy, once u pass 170K miles a lot of work will be needed, having said that, it all depends on the previous owners! Most people buy them and drive them till they breakdown and they'll trade them for a new one, Dealers take them on a trade for pennies and turn around and wholesale them or send them to the auction. But u can buy one from a person who always had its services @ Benz repair shop and change the oil and coolant and how often to change diesel exhaust fluid. I had a lot of Benz's I still have a 300SD TD with 480,000 miles and runs like a champ. Benz makes the best Diesel cars in the world. But Diesel needs care but not as often as Gas engines.

    Tom BurkeTom BurkeUukausi sitten
  • Our 07 GL450 had many suspension airbags fail, sat on the roof of mercedes service for a few months one time. The thing ate power steering pump reservoirs too. We traded it in at 96k miles. At one point the camshaft magnets failed? Idk something weird I’d never heard of, I’m a Powerstroke guy so I knew next to nothing about that car. Adding a few more failures: the rear gate, driver side rear door handle.

    Jensen LeBlancJensen LeBlancUukausi sitten
  • It's sad how good Mercedes, Audi, and BMW used to be, but is no longer.

    istvan meissleristvan meisslerUukausi sitten
  • Most vehicles run into problems with high mileage, used cars can be money pits no matter the brand. One of the only benefits of transitioning out of ICE is eradicating diesel.

    Reinhold EverestReinhold EverestUukausi sitten
  • This is definitely not an advertisement for buying a Mercedes. 🤪

    SuperChief5SuperChief5Uukausi sitten
  • Pre '11 models in the GLs I'll agree but the GL350s & GL450s are well sorted - if you do find a GL450CDI V8 diesel with the OM629 torque monster in it, BUY IT!!

    Darling Downs Transport Services Pty LtdDarling Downs Transport Services Pty LtdUukausi sitten
  • leaking disel fuel is bad but diesel is no where near as flammable as gasoline. Don't believe me, find a small can and put some diesel in there and throw a match on it. The match will go out with no flame. Diesel has to have either pressure or extreme heat to become flammable. The diesel under the car will never ignite under STP. You must have some kind of fire to provide the heat for it to be combustible.. This gives diesel a huge safety advantage over gasoline. The fuel system is decidedly simple with the line coming from the tank then going thru the fuel filter. Then the HPFP and then the injectors. I'd bet the injector pump (HPFP) is bad.. They're re-buildable made by Bosch.. Once you get the fuel taken care of and put some regular springs on it you'd probably have a decent car..

    Al EuAl EuUukausi sitten
  • What do previous mechanics do when they work on the car?

    Scout JohnsonScout JohnsonUukausi sitten
  • im still buying a 2021 GLB in the spring. is that the same class??

    Briar BearBriar BearUukausi sitten
  • Its a disaster for Merc, I would not touch one.

    TR6TelosTR6TelosUukausi sitten
  • Diesel is much harder to ignite, It was a gasoline engine you would be dead by now!

    Ojan GorjaniOjan GorjaniUukausi sitten
  • Mercedes and other big car companies who asked for big bucks for the supposedly top of the range cars should give a 10 yr warranty on all of the cars . How dare they want $1000s of dollars for a product that does not give back reliability ! Hyundai and KIA give 5-7 yr warranties for cars that are disposable and much cheaper yet these arrogant big companies will not !

    P WilliamsP WilliamsUukausi sitten
  • Diesel is much harder to ignite than petrol , also there are no bad cars, there are bad owners. Also I think that this car was driven only in city and that's bad for diesel,diesels are made for greater distance driving

    Black HandBlack HandUukausi sitten
  • THE BEST OR NOTHING. Yeah I'll just take nothing. Nothing seems safer.

    Harry BarnesHarry BarnesUukausi sitten
  • Everyone always talks about all the bad Mercedes cars recently made. Do they actually make any good ones ever??? Anyone????

    Harry BarnesHarry BarnesUukausi sitten

    Harry BarnesHarry BarnesUukausi sitten
  • Those side mirrors are anemic!

    MI Car GuyMI Car GuyUukausi sitten
  • Wellll I can charge you for the look. Lmao 🤣

    J YearrJ YearrUukausi sitten
  • I owned a GL450CDi, twin turbo diesel V8, it was reliable and had a ton of power and torque.

    Clifford HarringtonClifford HarringtonUukausi sitten
  • My parents own that car and they are selling it as you read this

    Splatpal 22Splatpal 22Uukausi sitten
  • You know the diesel fuel won’t ignite

    autoworld100autoworld100Uukausi sitten
  • Give it a Chevy conversion or as some purist would say-Perversion! At least it will run,drive an operate and not be reduced to scrap!

    Glenn OropezaGlenn OropezaUukausi sitten
  • Best MB engines OM606>OM648>OM642 😀

    ThegreatfinnThegreatfinnUukausi sitten
  • This bigger balls guy is just disgusting

    B VB VUukausi sitten
  • How about the smaller GLK, GLC, and GLAs?

    Michael DavisMichael DavisUukausi sitten
  • telsa swap it XD

    fromatic2fromatic2Uukausi sitten