Buyer’s Guide

Cars are complicated. There are a great many numbers involved. Confused? Don’t worry, we get confused by all the statistics too, sometimes.

To assist you in winning braai-side debates and enabled a better purchase decision, why not use our up-to-date buyer’s guide below. Select the brand and model you’re interested in, and the drop down will provide you with all the crucial statistics about it.

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  • Anthony Zelenyuk

    A friendly warning to all motorists looking into buying a Mercedes Benz.

    The MB GL has a hidden defect / characteristic which is not disclosed to you when buying but which you will discover later when driving the car.

    Three months ago I bought a brand new GL350 BLUETEC. The vehicle price was R1.1 million.

    After driving less than 500 km, I discovered a vibration in the body at highway speeds (100 – 120 km/h).

    The car has been back to the dealer countless times over the last 3 months, and I spent a huge amount of time and effort in trying to get somebody at Mercedes Benz to do something about it.

    Their unashamed and comical final answer is that the vibration is “normal” and caused by the road surface (on a top of the range luxury SUV with air suspension)!

    FYI all tests were done on the N1 in Centurion area – probably one of the best and smoothest roads in SA. In essence they have told me to get lost.

    Furthermore, this seems to be a much wider problem.
    See this MB owner’s forum:

    I have driven many other vehicles over many years on the same roads, including SUV’s like Q7, Cayenne, Lexus RX, and have never experienced any problems whatsoever.

    • Dorothy Morake

      Thank you so much,I’ll make sure walk far from MB.

    • Ben Visagie

      Even the e class have a vibration, though not too serious, I personally think it’s the electronic lane changing and other systems. But I agree with you and thanks for the heads up.

    • Lesego Matshe

      Well that is not the only Mercedes car that has issues, I bought a Class AMG cost me R600k and countless brake issues and funny noises that they cant resolve. I have written to them and has expressed my dissatisfaction to the fact that this is supposed to be a brand new car but its giving problems as if its 10years old. They seem to have braking system and suspension problems with their new cars. So I agree with you STAY AWAY from Mercedes.

    • Larsen Bjorn

      The answer is simple: buy Japanese.

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