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GLE 4 cyl. diesel is very noisy compared to the Touareg TDI. Lackluster performance. Interior is nice but to many options drive the price up. I test drove one and wasen't impressed.
 

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GLE 4 cyl. diesel is very noisy compared to the Touareg TDI. Lackluster performance. Interior is nice but to many options drive the price up. I test drove one and wasen't impressed.
Ditto here. You might want to consider a BMW X5d if you want to stick with a Diesel engine. I would highly recommend a Q7 TDI but those aren't for sale right now because of a little issue.
 

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Merc G-wagon 2 door ??
 

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Hi All again, just gatecrashing the forum after an absence of a year. Been driving a Mercedes GLC 250d since trading my 3rd Treg. GLC is a pleasure to drive 500nm torque and smaller and lighter than Treg so loads of 'GO' and 9speed box is silky smooth .

I do miss the bulk of the Treg and the ride that gave!

Great to see some of the same 'faces' here giving the same old good advice!
 

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Q7 TDI to big.
Oddly enough, for those who need a 3rd row, it's still a tad too small...

If I didn't need a 3rd row, I'd never leave the the ideal wheel base of a Touareg.
 

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Oddly enough, for those who need a 3rd row, it's still a tad too small...

If I didn't need a 3rd row, I'd never leave the the ideal wheel base of a Touareg.
It's a European 7-seater, which are a size down from North American 7-seater - it's to do with size of people.

Europeans get a 7-seat version of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Opel/ Vauxhall Antara (aks Cheverolet Captiva Sport).
 

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It's a European 7-seater, which are a size down from North American 7-seater - it's to do with size of people.

Europeans get a 7-seat version of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Opel/ Vauxhall Antara (aks Cheverolet Captiva Sport).
Might explain the popularity of the GL, in these parts, in comparison to the Q7...

It was built with NA in mind. The GLs 3rd row is actually bearable for an adult. And offers more cargo room with the 3rd row stowed.
 

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I love the new Q7...but if it was between the GLC and Touareg I would probably go with a Touareg again. But thats just me.
The GLC is the small one
The GLE would be the Touareg competitor. The GLS (GL350 prior to this year) is the Q7 TDI competitor.
 
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